Let’s do a quick recap of Brian Tracy’s “21 Secrets Of Self-Made Millionaires” we covered so far…
1. Dream Big Dreams
2. Develop A Clear Sense Of Direction
3. See Yourself As Self-Employed
4. Do What You Love To Do
5. Commit To Excellence
6. Work Longer And Harder
7. Dedicate Yourself To Lifelong Learning
8. Pay Yourself First
9. Learn Every Details Of The Business
10. Dedicate Yourself To Serving Others
11. Be Absolutely Honest With Yourself And Others
12. Set Priorities And Concentrate Single-Mindedly
Success Secret #13: Develop A Reputation For Speed And Dependability
Your reputation is the ultimate proof your prospects need to move forward with their decision to do business with you.
It’s also the secret to getting great referrals.
Today, it’s rare to find someone who does what they said, they’re going to do.
But when you do, you give yourself a winning edge. People like doing business with others that are dependable.
Make it a habit to do everything quickly and be someone others can rely on.
Success Secret #14: Be Prepared To Climb From Peak To Peak
Awhile ago, I remember I used to think that there’s a point you cross when everything starts going “right” for you.
Challenges disappear and you’re always moving up the ladder of success.
The reality is, problems, challenges, whatever you want to call them… NEVER go away.
As a matter of fact, the more you do, the more problems you have.
And that’s a GOOD thing. Because the moment your problems disappear, is the moment you cease to exist.
The key is to learn how to deal with them, and how to NOT let them deter you from where you’re going.
Success is not straight line to the top, it looks more like the stock market, up and down all the time.
However, those that become successful, have learned to move quickly from peak to peak, and not stay to long in the valleys.
When things aren’t going the way you want them too, MOST look at it as sign of defeat. When all you have to do is push a bit harder, get a little more creative, and simply plow through whatever challenges you have.
But when the going is good, the top achievers get ALL THEY CAN and do it quickly.
Not accepting the fact that you’ll always be going up and down the roller coaster of success, is recipe for frustration, stress and anxiety… because you’re setting yourself up with wrong expectations.
Everything won’t always go your way.
The person you thought for sure would become a superstar will probably quit.
There are hundred things that could go wrong.
One way to battle it is to be prepared.
I think this is a great attitude to develop – Expect the best, but prepare for the worst.
This is how you avoid disappointment.
Success Secret #15: Practice Self-Discipline In All Things
I wrote about this in yesterday’s post, that DISCIPLINE is the key.
Anyone can go really hard for a day or a week.
Some will do it for a month.
But most will stop right there. The winners they do whatever needs to be done for as long as it takes.
And that requires discipline.
You know it’s a heck of a lot easier to be negative than to be positive.
It’s easier to spend money, than force yourself to save money.
It’s easier to skip days and not email your list or follow up with your prospects, because there’s always “tomorrow.”
But all the goodies go to those who developed the self-discipline to do the things they need to do.
It’s not hard, it’s all mental really.
And it’a habit.
Fortunately, it’s pretty simple to develop a new habit.
Just do it for 21 days, and it’s been scientifically proven that after 21 days of doing something, it becomes a habit.
The most successful people in anything… sports, business, etc… are NOT the most talented ones.
They’re the most DISCIPLINED ones.
Commit to develop some success habits and watch your entire business go to whole new level in a very short period of time.
I’ll be back with more of Brian Tracy’s “21 Secrets Of Self-Made Millionaires” in the next post.
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