What does it take to become successful? I get asked that question quite often. I believe that many people are looking for the secret formula or the magic pill. Let me make a few statements here and let’s get this out-of-the-way. “There is no such thing as a get rich quick scheme.” There is no magic pill and there are no secret formulas.
Bottom line, if you want to have success, it’s going to take a burning desire and an incredible work ethic. You have to do what most people do not want to do. To sum it up: Success is all about attitude, attitude, attitude. Keep in mind though, attitude is just the first step. Along with a positive attitude, you simply have to go to work consistently. Attitude plus effort equals success. It sounds simple and it really is, if you apply yourself.
Along with the attitude and the work ethic, I’d like to give you some simple rules today that will help you on your success journey.
1). Wake up early
Successful people are early risers. They get more things done while others are sleeping their lives away. If you were to interview most millionaires and billionaires, the majority of them will tell you that they rise before 6 AM every day.
Perhaps up to this point, you may have labeled yourself as a night owl. Gradually start to change your way of thinking which will change your lifestyle. Work your way up to becoming an early riser.
2) Work harder than you did yesterday
Success is going to take a true commitment of working smart and working hard. The harder you work, the luckier you will become.
If you were to do an interview with all of the top producers and you ask them what their secret to success is, every single one of them will tell you that it is their commitment level and their work ethic. Yes, they are all talented but talent alone is not enough.
3) Exercise daily
This was not part of my life for many years. I had all the excuses in the world. I’m so grateful that now this is part of my daily routine. I have more energy than I’ve ever had in my entire life. There are plenty of days that I do not feel like it, but I do it anyway. Why? Being healthy is an absolute must.
Start small and gradually increase your level of exercise. Go for a walk, do some push-ups, go to the gym. Do whatever it takes to get your body moving. You cannot enjoy your success if you are not healthy.
4) Commit to growth
Setting goals are very important and achieving them gives you a positive feeling. Always remember that no matter what level you reach, setting new goals are vital for your growth. Progress equals happiness.
Look for mentors that will help you. Commit to reading. Learn about your craft. No matter what level you reach, you can always improve.
We are all under construction and none of us have truly arrived. If you are breathing, you can always grow and improve.
Make a commitment to work on these four simple rules and keep growing.
I believe in you and I know you can do this! Have a super successful and positive week!
Regional Sales Manager RMS