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From parenting to fitness to money or time management, to wealth, fame, power or athletic prowess is the result of mastering the fundamentals.
It’s about approaching the task as a problem to be solved, as a set of skills to be learned and applied.
In that sense, as long as we live in a predictable, orderly universe, success is basically an engineering problem. What a concept!
I anticipate expanding on this in many ways, for a long time to come.
I don’t know where it will lead but here are some of my initial thoughts on the Who, What, Why and How of success:
1. Success comes to those who are prepared.
Success comes to some people more readily than others, but the difference has nothing (nothing!) to do with luck or genetic talent or family background.
It comes to people who are balanced, healthy and structured.
It is not attracted to scenes of chaos, drama, confusion or impulsivity.
Success in the outer world is built on mastering one’s own inner world.
Get good at living on purpose, with balance, enthusiasm, focus and energy.
2. Success comes to those who know what it is.
Success comes to those who have defined their outcomes in advance, who know their purpose and are committed to their goals.
Success is not about “a little of this and some of that.” It’s not about starting over or giving up when things get hard.
Success is about defining what you want, knowing where you’re going, and pursuing your goals with creative, persistent determination.
3. Success comes to those who know why they want it.
Success comes from purpose and passion, from having powerful reasons for success.
Successful people are described as “driven” by a dream or “pulled” by their sense of mission.
They are rarely distracted, seldom confused and they never give up.
It’s often impossible to tell whether they have a dream or the dream has them.
They stay the course because it’s important. They have their reasons.
4. Success comes to those who know V how.
Success requires effective strategies, solid plans, a budget, a schedule and talented partners, coaches and teammates. Success is not random!
We live in an orderly, predictable world and successful people often spend more time developing their “blueprint” or “path” than it takes to achieve their goals once they get into action.
Eager, impulsive failures tend to launch before they are ready. Winners focus on the plan.
They know how their plan is going to work and they work their plan.
Courtesy of “Business Alert Newsletter” from the Institute for Independent Business International
Keith Tindall - Accredited Executive Associate of the Institute for Independent Business International