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The Great Hoax About How Hard It Is to Achieve Success

When it comes to maximizing your success it’s as simple as one, two, three. How so, you ask?

My guess is you asked the above question because succeeding in your life is a challenge for you.  Right?

Of course, it is!  Consider this…

Millions of other people are also vying for success and humongous numbers of them in your chosen area of focus.  They’ve got a nerve!

Then, there are the “hoaxters” out there chewing at your heels trying to sell you the “super highway” to success.

Everyday a new opportunity to bite on one of those programs which ultimately only leads you off the highway to success.  The “shiny object syndrome” turns your attitude into a dulled since of failure!

Don’t forget those other “hoaxsters” out there, too.  They’re the ones that steal your dream through their negative chants of:  Don’t do it…it can’t be done…why even try…and on and on!

You can dispel the hoax about how hard it is to succeed.  Believe this…success is not hard but sometimes it is hard to figure out how easy the process for succeeding is.

So, let’s make that easy.

One way to look at what it takes to be a success is to concentrate on three areas. They are: Knowledge, Skills, and Effort…1, 2, 3.

First, let’s look at the importance of knowledge in determining the level of your success.

If you don’t know what to do, how can you possibly be successful at it? Every opportunity to achieve success comes with the price of learning all you can about what it is you have to do to be a success.

Some examples of what I mean might help.

If you are going to be successful at skiing, you must know what equipment you need; the techniques for fitting and using the equipment; the different conditions required for skiing; and then, apply that knowledge to the actual practice of skiing.

Another example might be learning what is the best computer software to do a particular task. If you’re going to be successful in this endeavor, you must know what all the steps to completing the task might be.

Knowing those steps, you could then do the research to gain the knowledge as to which software would be best applied to the task.

So, the knowledge factor in achieving success is all about knowing what must be done.

The skills factor is the “How” of what must be done.

In skiing, that would mean practicing all aspects of fitting and using the equipment in various skiing conditions.

As with knowledge, skills have to be constantly honed if you have any chance of progressing toward and ultimately maintaining a successful state.

Knowledge and skills, as they relate to success, become a hoax, if you don’t use them, however!

Success at anything will never happen without consistent and concentrated effort. Lots of people know what to do to be successful and how to apply that knowledge but are unwilling to put forth the necessary effort.

Having knowledge and skills and not using them is just as likely to result in failure as not having the knowledge and skills in the first place!

So, if you want to be a success at whatever. Think: 1. Knowledge; 2. Skills; 3. Effort.

It’s as simple as that and that is no hoax!

What is your first step in overcoming the hoax that success for you is hard?

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Mindstate mentor, author, trainer and speaker, Gary Greenfield (@LifeRider) helps organizations with inspirational insight and concise business ideas to help improve mindstate and minimize stress. He believes a mindstate that is positive and stress that is minimized helps people better profit through performance.

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