Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Succesful people are action oriented

1) Successful people are action oriented and they do things immediately. One of the basic laws of the universe is that life rewards action. Some people may say, "Yes, but if I try, I may fail." But the truth is that if you don't try you absolutely will fail. I have found that the difference between successful people and those who are not successful, basically comes down to those who take action and those who do not. Even those who take action and fail will, if they learn and continue to take action, succeed in the end.

Successful people are action oriented yes, but there is a timeline to their action as well. They take action immediately. "But what about timing? What if it isn't the right time? Shouldn't we wait, then?" Good point, but misguided. Yes, you should wait if it is poor timing, but you should still be taking immediate action in order to be thoroughly prepared when the timing becomes right, so when that door of opportunity opens wide you can waltz right on through.

What about you? Are you an action taker? Do you see what needs to be done and then do it? If you want to be successful in life, become action oriented. When you see a way to make money, take action. When you see a way for a relationship to be built, take action. When you see a way to help someone, take action. Life rewards action, and I want you to get the biggest rewards!

2) Deal with your goblins. I have worked closely with individuals and families for nearly two decades now. And one thing is true - they ALL have challenges. Most of my work has been with very wealthy individuals and families, and guess what? They ALL have goblins. We are people who live in an imperfect world. That means we all have problems.

A key to life success then is to do the best we can to overcome those goblins and make the most of our lives. Many people have problems in childhood that could scar them for life. Unfortunately that stuff happens. But for some people who got a bad start, something occurs: They start to take responsibility for themselves and they deal with their goblins--what power! The good news is that everyone has that same opportunity.

Maybe you have a drinking problem. Begin to deal with it and enable or give yourself the power to get on with your life. You are not alone--there are hundreds of thousands of alcoholics who have dealt with their goblins and then became very successful.

Maybe you have an anger problem. Get some help. Learn how to channel that anger into energy that will make you successful. It can be done!

Maybe you have gone through a divorce and feel like you can't ever love again. Talk with someone who can help you understand what you went through and make sure you become as healthy as you can, so the next time around you enjoy your relationship to the fullest.

Maybe you went bankrupt. Deal with that goblin. Pay off your debts. Get some financial education. It isn't the end of the world. You have the chance to start over.

Goblins are goblins, and they are tough. But they cannot stop you from succeeding unless you choose not to deal with them. So deal with them, and get on with your success!

3) You become what you think about most of the time. Have you ever thought
about what it is that you think about most of the time? Try this: Set your watch to beep every hour on the hour and then write down what you have been thinking about the last few minutes. You may be shocked at what you find.

Then, once you get a "lay of the land," leave that beeper set to the top of the hour, but now write down what you want to think about and every time the beeper goes off, begin to think about what you want to achieve and what you want to become. Do this for a few weeks and see if your mind doesn't begin to change its thoughts on its own.

The fact of the matter is that when you change your thoughts, you will change your life because the mind acts on what it thinks about.

So, as the old proverb goes, "As a man thinketh, so is he." It is true. Decide what you want to be, and then begin to groom and tailor your thoughts to become those that will take you to your desired destination!

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