Today, let’s talk about the general concept of success. To me, success is all about what goes on inside my head.
Here are 3 secrets to success that I use no matter what my goal is.
Secret #1: Have “Cheerful Expectancy”
Many people who write about creating success in your life write about cheerful expectancy.
There’s a big difference between cheerful expectancy and hoping or wishing something is going to happen. When you have cheerful expectancy, you know it’s going to occur.
It comes from having knowledge. I believe that knowledge gives you the confidence to have that positive expectancy. And to a large degree, your expectations determine your results.
Secret #2: Do One Proactive Thing Every Day
You don’t need to do 100 things a day to be successful and reach your goals. Just do one proactive thing a day. By laying one little brick at a time, you will eventually build a big wall.
Don’t overwhelm yourself. Just relax. I think that overwhelm is a huge barrier to success because you end up confused and immobile. One day at a time and one thing at a time.
Make a commitment to do one proactive thing a day, no matter what. These actions will have an immense impact.
Secret #3: Make Quick Decisions
A lot of people have a decision. They don’t like to do it, because it cuts off their other options. Frankly, that’s the point. You want to cut off your other options so you’re forced to move forward. It can motivate you like nothing else. I’ve always believed that you make a decision, move forward, and then adjust as you receive feedback.
And something magical seems to happen when you make a decision. I don’t claim to understand it so I can’t explain it. But when you set your mind to do something, all of a sudden you meet people who can help you get to where you want to go. It’s as if once a decision has been made, your mind gets tuned into it and all kinds of coincidences start occurring.
Don’t be afraid of making the wrong decision, just make a decision. If you make a mistake, who cares? What you want to do is get all your mistakes out of the way, learn from them, and move on. Fail quickly. That will speed up the time it takes you to succeed.
So to recap:
- Expect that your goal will eventually happen.
- Do at least one thing every day to get closer to your goal.
- Make decisions. If the results are favorable, keep going. If they aren’t, fail quickly and go on to another choice.