7 Critical Keys to Success, Part 4

David Panarese asked:

Are you in the same old place? Are you looking to have a break out year? Looking to take charge of your life? Many people start off their Networking business with great hopes but no idea what it takes to make it successful. One must understand this simple but hard truth. We are where we are in life due to the way we think and the actions we take. If you are not in the place you want to be then we MUST change our thinking and actions. We must learn to develop daily successful habits that will set us apart, especially the area of fear.

4. Preparation and Focus

I am becoming more and more convinced that this is one of the biggest reasons why most people never experience that breakthrough experience they so desperately seek. Generally speaking people do not understanding that it is the little daily success tasks that set winners apart. I know this personally- this is one of the last steps that I was able to overcome (of course there are always areas that we all are working to improve on). Something inside kept telling me that it was not that important, and that I will get around to it. It literally took me years to grasp the importance of this, and it held me back for a long long time. I have witnessed so many people who wanted to move forward in life, but they were just unable break out of their routine and get focused on what really counted. Don’t misunderstand me, I am not saying money is everything, but being broke isn’t so cool either. I simply got tired of the lack of money being the root of so many life decisions. If you can grasp the truth of this quote to the core level, it will change your life: “If you do what you have always done, you will always have what you always had” (author unknown). You are where you are in life due to the decisions and actions you take on a daily basis. Your thoughts, speech and actions, all affect this, consciously and unconsciously. If you can’t change or you are unwilling to change then don’t expect different results. If you want different results you MUST take different actions. If you think you don’t need to do this, then ask yourself this; why does every success seminar, book, CD, program or whatever teach it? Why does every success coach or person incorporate this into their life each and every day? Successful people are highly organized and very disciplined to plan out their strategies daily. Accomplishing success to a high level in anything takes mastering the basics. Preparation and focus are some of the core foundational basics to success- so much so you will not succeed without it!

So set your day up to succeed from the beginning. Can you possibly get up an hour early? Alright I heard that, how about half hour? How about 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes at night? Here is a daily routine that I use that sets me up to win every day. Put your shoes by your bed so you literally step out of bed into your shoes. At least 20 minutes exercise, go for walk, run, ride, swim or whatever. Listen to upbeat music to get you going. Spend 15 minutes on something spiritual, whatever you believe. You can read the bible, meditate, or pray. You can also multi task and do this while you exercise! I then spend 15 minutes on going over the steps in this program. I read my purpose statement every day, read many of the quotes and sayings that I have hanging up, and I spend time visualizing my dreams and goals. Make your visualizations as real as possible with sounds, smells and pictures and try to visualize them in the present tense. Then I spend 15 minutes going over the main goals of the day, and the things I have to do. Make sure you are scheduling time every day for the things that will bring you closer to the success you seek. So many of us fill our days with things that do not really matter, then if we have time later we plan to work on the things that will bring us what we truly seek. We both know that time rarely happens, and most people find themselves in the same spot or worse off 5 years later. Now visualize how you want your daily goals to go. If you get into this habit you will find you become very excited about this time for yourself, and that it sets up your day for success in a dynamic powerful way. Get excited, get enthusiastic and go have some fun!

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