Here’s the 7th and the final part of Brian Tracy’s “21 Secrets Of Self-Made Millionaires”
Let’s jump into the final 3 characteristics of super-successful people.
Success Secret #19: Be Decisive And Action Oriented
It’s one thing to WANT to do something, but then to actually follow through DO IT is the difference between those who sit on the sidelines cheering and the ones who play the game and get the rewards.
Successful people aren’t afraid to make a decision and take action… EVEN IF if the decision turns out to be a mistake.
There’s a saying that money likes speed.
And I believe it’s true, because if you sit around and wait until the “perfect time” to do something, let me tell you…
… there’s NEVER gonna be a perfect time. There will always be some excuse to put things off until _______ (you fill in the blank.)
Underachievers spend their whole life procrastinating and trying to avoid making a decision. Because it relieves them of any responsibility.
See… the moment you make a decision and do something, you take ownership of the situation and the actions you took, and become responsible for the outcome.
Most people RUN from responsibility.
Super achievers step up to the plate and make a decision take action. Because only ACTION brings results.
And they aren’t afraid to make mistakes, which leads to the next success secret…
Success Secret #20: Never Allow Failure To Be An Option
I haven’t met one person yet, who has accomplished anything great who hasn’t made a ton of mistakes.
They don’t look at failures as failures. They look at them as stepping stones to success.
It’ll drive you crazy to think about it any differently.
If the road is closed, you don’t go back home… you look for the detour, another way to get to where you want to go.
Almost everyone gives up, settling for an average life, justifying it with “I just want to be happy, I don’t need much…”
But successful people develop an attitude of “Never Give-Up”. Failure is not part of their vocabulary. If one way didn’t work, they’ll find a different way.
Thomas Edison has tried 10,000 ways to get the light bulb to work, and when asked how does it feel to fail 10,000 times… his response was “I didn’t fail 10,000 times, I found 9,999 ways it didn’t work.”
This is one of the most important attitudes you can adopt.
Our society is filled with defeat and failure, so naturally it’s easy to throw in the towel and just give up.
But winners, they do whatever it takes and never take their eyes off the ball.
This goes back to making a decision. When you make a decision that YOU WILL become financial free, that you’ll live a different life, and accomplish the great things you’re dreaming about…
… all the setbacks, disappointments, and stumbling blocks turn into stepping stones, which only make you stronger.
One of the most important things you have to develop on your way “to the top” is this mental toughness.
Failures help you do this.
Success Secret #21: Pass The “Persistence Test”
Napoleon Hill wrote in “Think and Grow Rich”…
… “Persistence is an essential factor in the procedure of transmuting desire into its monetary equivalent.”
In one of the earlier parts of this series, I wrote that everyone’s got desire, they WANT more.
But the question is… are they WILLING and are AMBITIOUS to go and get it?
Persistence bridges this gap between desire and achievement.
Lack of persistence IS the cause of failure.
Napoleon Hill also wrote… “Those who have cultivated the habit of persistence seem to enjoy insurance against failure.”
There are no guarantees in life, yet persistence seems to guarantee you success IF you just keep moving forward.
Those who “didn’t make it”, simply gave up.
They didn’t develop the habit of persistence, and let their fears and temporary setbacks defeat them.
When you develop the ability to bounce back from disappointment and make a decision to never, EVER give-up…
… is the moment your business and your entire life moves to a whole new level.
So this is it.
Brian Tracy’s “21 Success Secrets Of Self-Made Millionaires.”
Here they are…
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
13. Develop A Reputation For Speed And Dependability
14. Be Prepared To Climb From Peak To Peak
15. Practice Self-Discipline In All Things
16. Unlock Your Inborn Creativity
17. Get Around The Right People
18. Take Excellent Care Of Your Physical Health
19. Be Decisive And Action Oriented
20. Never Allow Failure To Be An Option
21. Pass The “Persistence Test”
As we finish up this series, it just so happens that today is the last day of the year, and the first day of a NEW exciting adventure, which is a perfect time to review these, set your goals for 2013 and beyond…
… and GO MAKE IT HAPPEN!
Happy New Year!
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