Striving for success? These 5 steps to success are what help me to achieve, if not exceed my goals.
What is success?
According to a dictionary, the definition of success is the following:
- the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.
- the attainment of popularity or profit.
- person or thing that achieves desired aims or attains prosperity.
Our legendary ex-prime minister; Winston Churchill once said;
“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”
1) Firstly you need a short-term goal.
So ask yourself what do you want to achieve in 6 months time? How much money do you want your business to turnover in 6 months, and what will you spend it on? Be specific, and don’t be afraid to be ambitious!
2) Now you need a long-term goal; let’s say 12 months.
Again ensure you are specific as well as ambitious!
e.g. For your business to have a turnover of £50,000, allowing you to buy a top of the range Range Rover Sport (costing £49,795) for your mum.
Once you have written these short-term and long-term objectives down on paper, include a few relevant pictures into the book/document that will excite and inspire you each time you look at them.
3) Repeat your goals.
Every single morning when you wake up, and every single night before you go to sleep – look in the mirror and read your short-term and long-term goals out loud to yourself. This will motivate you for the day ahead allowing you to surpass those goals!
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4) Always have a positive attitude!
If something goes wrong, just take a moment and look at the positive aspects of the situation. Believe me, there always is a positive spin to everything if you allow there to be one.
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5) Be passionate about what you do!
For free advertising, display the passion you have for what business sells/provides wherever you go. Whether it’s the local newsagents, gym or mechanics. Tell everybody about it, spread the word as if your life depends on it. If one person becomes a customer by simply telling them about your great business – the chances are, he/she’ll tell a friend and/or family member. Make every minute of your day count. Never forget that word-of-mouth is one of the most powerful forms of advertising, and it’s free!
Unfortunately, I cannot tell the future, however by following these easy 5 steps, as a person and in business you may find that you will become more successful.
What are your thoughts? Do you have any rules or mantras you live by? Comment below, we’d love to hear from you!