Success – Advanced Life Skills http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog Life Skills for Successful Living Sun, 05 Nov 2017 11:12:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 5 Life Skills to Help You Focus on Success http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/5-ways-to-focus-on-success/ http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/5-ways-to-focus-on-success/#comments Tue, 26 Sep 2017 06:10:29 +0000 http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/?p=356 When you first set a goal it’s pretty easy to stay on track.  You’ve got a plan, you’re working the plan and your motivation is strong. As time goes on, however, it’s not uncommon to start losing your motivation and getting off course.  In order to develop the momentum and stamina required to achieve success, there are several life skills […]

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When you first set a goal it’s pretty easy to stay on track.  You’ve got a plan, you’re working the plan and your motivation is strong.

As time goes on, however, it’s not uncommon to start losing your motivation and getting off course.  In order to develop the momentum and stamina required to achieve success, there are several life skills you’ll need to focus on.

5 of my favorite life skills to help you focus on success

1) Believe you will succeed. For success to become a reality, it is absolutely crucial that you believe in what you’re doing.  This is easy at the beginning because you’re focused on what you stand to gain from achieving your goal.  As time goes on, you may gradually forget how excited you were and start to lose that inner fire.

To avoid this possibility, be sure to keep your vision strong and clear in your mind.  Visualization, when done right, is among the most powerful of all life skills. Write it out in full detail, or create a visual reminder like a vision board with drawings, paintings or magazine photos that represent your goals.  Revisit and focus on these reminders frequently.

2) Have confidence in your abilities. Your confidence may be strong at the start but it can quickly fade when you encounter obstacles or setbacks.  If this happens, remember that you once believed that you had the ability to achieve success.  Remind yourself why you felt that way.

In fact, you will find it helpful to write these reasons down when you first set a goal, and then keep reading them back to yourself when you feel your confidence starting to fade.  Keep in mind that any obstacles or setbacks are temporary and part of the learning curve. Strong confidence in your abilities is enough to propel you through to success.

3) Determination. Believing in your eventual success and your ability to achieve it is a great start, but you also have to be determined to make it happen!

Keep your determination strong by refusing to be held back by obstacles, and reminding yourself daily why your goals are important to you.  Determination is like an ember that burns in your belly, refusing to let you give up no matter how rough the going gets. Sometimes determination end up being the key life skill leading to success.

4) Motivation. Staying motivated can also be a challenge, especially once the newness and excitement of your goals have worn off and it’s beginning to feel like “work.”

Nine times out of ten, motivation requires a simple decision to remain optimistic and inspired.  Find ways to keep your motivation high if your goal is truly important.  Read books by people who have achieved impressive results.  Talk to other successful people who have demonstrated tenacity and gone on to achieve amazing results.  The more you pump yourself up, the stronger your motivation will stay. Being your own cheerleader is a success life skill.

5) Awareness. Finally, stay on the lookout for any signs of self-sabotaging behavior or vanishing interest.  If you notice that you’re acting in ways that don’t further your goals or support your success, get to the root of the problem quickly so you can get back on track. Be alert to any tendency to undermine your resolve or give up, and deal with it swiftly.

Trust that you can accomplish amazing things

You are capable of success in every area of your life. It’s not about talent, circumstances, or luck. It’s about learning and applying certain life skills and then monitoring your results and making little adjustments in your approach.

Setting goals is something we do naturally. The trouble is, most of us tend to do it almost unconsciously without taking the time to perfect the process. Then, when things don’t turn out the way we had hoped we internalize our disappointment in a way that creates doubt in our own abilities.

Become an advanced student in the school of life

Many people think that qualities like confidence, communication, creativity, motivation, focus, courage, and determination are something you are born with. I believe those qualities are learned life skills that anyone can master if they are willing to apply themselves. These are advanced life skills and the better you become at them, the more successful your life will be.

When we were in school, much of what we learned was difficult to focus on because it had very little practical value. But the kind of life skills we are talking about here have enormous practical value because they can literally transform the quality of your life. Find Your TRUE SELF is a concise guide to learning and applying these specialized life skills.

If you really want to ramp up your level of success, ask yourself this question: Have I made up my mind to become an advanced student in the school of life? If you haven’t yet made that personal commitment then perhaps now would be a good time!

What life skills help you to focus on success?
Which life skills do you think are the most important?
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Do You Need More Motivation? http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/got-motivation/ http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/got-motivation/#comments Mon, 03 Jul 2017 01:13:03 +0000 http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/?p=147 At first glance, lack of motivation can often seem to be caused by laziness or procrastination , but looks can be deceiving!  If you’re struggling to stay motivated while working on your goals or any other endeavor, a little introspection can be just the thing to provide clarity and insight about what’s really happening beneath the surface. When working with […]

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At first glance, lack of motivation can often seem to be caused by laziness or procrastination , but looks can be deceiving!  If you’re struggling to stay motivated while working on your goals or any other endeavor, a little introspection can be just the thing to provide clarity and insight about what’s really happening beneath the surface.

When working with coaching clients who are struggling to maintain motivation, it’s my job to find out why and help them get past it. Granted, sometimes the problem is exhaustion or burnout and then the prescription might be a vacation. But when that’s not the case I like to use a series of simple questions to reveal the underlying cause. If you are finding it difficult to maintain your motivation, try this…

Write down the answers to these 5 questions

1) Am I afraid of failing? Fear of failure is an all-too-common reason why people lose motivation.  If this is one of the reasons you’re holding back, you’ll likely be able to come up with clear ideas why you feel so afraid.  For example, you may write, “I’m afraid of embarrassing myself in front of my family and friends,” or “I’m afraid I’ll be really disappointed in myself if I don’t make this happen.”  Whatever comes to mind, write it down and then really think about whether experiencing that outcome would be so terrible – or if it would be much worse to not try at all.

2) Do I really believe in my own ability to persevere until I make it? Likewise, you may be feeling uncertain about your ability to overcome obstacles and challenges, which is slightly different than a fear of failure.  For example, you may have a certain measure of confidence in your skills and abilities but doubt that you have the determination and fortitude to maintain your motivation until youachieve the full outcome you desire.

3) Have I grown bored with the goals that once meant so much to me? This is an excellent question to ask because sometimes you’re not aware that your priorities and preferences have changed, and you can gain a lot of clarity by understanding what you REALLY want.  If you do find that you’ve lost interest in your initial goals, you simply need to come up with some new and exciting goals that will spark your eagerness to move forward again.

4) Am I afraid of what it might mean if I succeed? Another common fear is the fear of success.  A fear of success is more about fearing the baggage that often comes along with success.  You may feel nervous about taking on extra responsibility, feel overwhelmed by the increased attention your success would bring, or you might even be worried that you’ll never be able to “top” this level of success in the future.  The only way to work through these fears is to discredit them.  When you break them down and really examine them, you usually find that they’re groundless or irrational, which helps you to move past them.

5) What would make me feel more motivated about this goal or activity? Sometimes you can’t find any clear reason for feeling unmotivated, but asking this question can often help you feel more in control of your own willingness to take action.  Not only do you realize that you’re not powerless against a lack of motivation, you may come up with creative ideas that could inspire your sense of enthusiasm again.

Motivations is empowering

When you feel that rush of motivation, it can energize you so that you really want to make things happen. When you lack motivation everything seems like drudgery and then you have to flog yourself to get anything done. If this has been your experience lately, it’s worth a little effort to get to the bottom of it so you can regain your motivation and enthusiasm. Then you’ll be able to get excited about making thing happen.

What gets your motivation going?
How do you maintain your motivation and enthusiasm?
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67 Personal Growth Pitfalls to Avoid http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/67-personal-development-pitfalls/ http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/67-personal-development-pitfalls/#comments Wed, 29 Mar 2017 03:03:31 +0000 http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/?p=2976 Often times, what we don’t do is an important key to our health, success, and personal growth. For example, to stay fit you may eat healthy and exercise regularly, but if you like to jog on the freeway at rush hour it could easily counteract your fitness routine. The same principle applies to personal growth. We may be focused on gratitude, visualizing […]

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Often times, what we don’t do is an important key to our health, success, and personal growth. For example, to stay fit you may eat healthy and exercise regularly, but if you like to jog on the freeway at rush hour it could easily counteract your fitness routine.

The same principle applies to personal growth. We may be focused on gratitude, visualizing our desired outcomes, and taking consistent action in the direction of our goals, but are we doing things that could unknowingly sabotage our efforts?

To help you avoid the danger of hidden, personal growth pitfalls I thought it would be advantageous to make a list of some of the more common ones. This list is based on things that can easily escape our notice, but are counterproductive to our personal growth. It is essentially a list of attitudes to avoid, gathered together for easy reference.

Personal growth pitfalls you should avoid

You can put a “Don’t” in front of each of these. I was going to do it but found it distracting. Just keep in mind that this is a list of what not to do. Also I highlighted every fifth one just to break things up a bit. So, don’t…

1. Jump to conclusions about other people’s motives.
2. Get caught up in competition. Strive for cooperation.
3. Describe yourself in negative terms.
4. Compare yourself to others to try and validate your results.
5. Violate your personal values or ethics for any reason.
6. Make excuses for telling lies. Just be honest and tactful.
7. Be rude to others regardless of how you feel about them.
8. Invalidate other people’s feelings.
9. Disrespect yourself or others.
10. Forget to be grateful.
11. Talk down to people.
12. Expect the worst or project negative expectations.
13. Speak in blanket generalizations.
14. Dominate conversations.
15. Try to assign blame. It doesn’t matter who’s at fault.
16. Focus on lack.
17. Put yourself or other people down.
18. Indulge in “pity parties.”
19. Think of yourself as smarter than, or better than everyone else.
20. Keep eating just because it tastes good.
21. Always insist on having the last word.
22. Look for other peoples faults. You don’t want them looking for yours.
23. Snivel.
24. Allow negative thoughts to dominate your outlook.
25. Imagine yourself as sick, poor, unworthy, or worthless.
26. Entertain or dwell on inappropriate thoughts or actions.
27. Harbor grudges or think about getting even.
28. Make lame excuses, just take responsibility.
29. Waste time trying to win an argument.
30. Say “I can’t” because you choose not to.
31. Expect TV to make you smarter.
32. Forget to take action every day.
33. Ignore the needs of others.
34. Say yes when you really mean no.
35. Dehumanize members of the opposite sex.
36. Over commit your time, energy, or resources.
37. Allow what you “have to do” to erase what you “want to do.”
38. Let the media or popular opinion make your decisions for you.
39. Buy things you don’t need just because they’re cool.
40. Forget to smile often and sincerely.
41. Stress over things you can’t control or change.
42. Let work dominate your days off.
43. Imagine you will do it someday. Do it now.
44. Expect others to make you feel happy, satisfied, or loved.
45. Tell yourself there isn’t enough time for a healthy lifestyle.
46. Blame your genetics for bad lifestyle choices.
47. Get trapped spending your free time doing things you don’t like.
48. Make decisions because you’re afraid you might miss out on something.
49. Worry over the personal decisions of others.
50. Focus on or talk about problems.
51. Get involved in things that are none of your business.
52. Avoid eye contact.
53. Say “I told you so” when things go bad because your advice was ignored.
54. Follow fads, trends, or allow others to dictate your identity.
55. Pretend that your reality is someone else’s fault.
56. Invent distractions to avoid responsibilities.
57. Shy away from new experiences.
58. Pretend you know something when you don’t.
59. Be afraid or embarrassed to ask for help.
60. Forget to show appreciation to others.
61. Allow your analytical mind to invalidate your intuition.
62. Ignore that little voice in your head.
63. Be too proud to learn from children.
64. Worry about social standing, prestige, or popular opinion.
65. Talk yourself out of pursuing your dreams.
66. Think that ignoring a problem will make it go away.
67. Try to convince yourself that the things on this list don’t matter.

Each of us is a project in the works

That means that we will do many of these things from time to time. That’s not the point! The point is that we need to recognize that they are counterproductive to our personal growth and work at avoiding them as much as possible.

Personal growth is not about being perfect. It’s about growing and developing as a person in a desirable direction. When we put forth a consistent effort to become the best possible version of ourselves the results will be undeniable. Growth is a process, not an overnight metamorphosis. It’s something that lasts a lifetime.

Avoiding the pitfalls is half the battle

Taking positive steps at self-improvement is a rewarding endeavor. Anyone who chooses this path is to be commended. But never underestimate the importance of what you choose not to do. There is no reason to take one step forward and one step back once we know what to avoid. Personal growth happens much easier and faster when we make an effort to avoid the pitfalls.

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How Do You Measure Success? http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/how-do-you-measure-success/ http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/how-do-you-measure-success/#comments Fri, 06 Jan 2017 21:07:30 +0000 http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/?p=10 People measure success in many different ways and on many different levels.  When setting goals in life or business, it’s important that we identify what success means to us personally, so that when we succeed we will know it. How do you measure success in business? For example, most people measure success in business according to their income; however this […]

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People measure success in many different ways and on many different levels.  When setting goals in life or business, it’s important that we identify what success means to us personally, so that when we succeed we will know it.

How do you measure success in business?

For example, most people measure success in business according to their income; however this may not be an accurate assessment.  If your business efforts provide a substantial monetary reward but you don’t enjoy what you do, can this really be called success?

If on the other hand, we were measuring financial success then income would be an accurate indicator.   Knowing what you expect from your business in advance gives you a way to measure success and to gauge your progress.

For you, being successful in business may include not only enjoying what you do but also creating value for others.  So in addition to being profitable and enjoyable, for you to accurately measure success, you would also need a way to gauge whether or not you are actually creating value for other people.

How do you measure success in life?

When we set goals in any area of our life, we need to determine beforehand what our intended results are and how we will recognize it when we get there.  Establishing ahead of time what success looks like and feels also gives us the opportunity to program our nervous system with the exact feelings that success will bring.

Having a way to measure success and keep track of our progress helps you to stay motivated and focused. When you know where you are going and how much progress you have made it creates anticipation and excitement. This positive energy helps you to take consistent action in the direction of our goals which multiplies your results. One feeds the other.

You get to decide how to measure success

Everyone has their own definition of success in life and in business. It’s not your job to live up to someone else’s idea of success. Your accomplishments and successes are yours, not theirs. And you get to measure success by your own standard.

You are the one who decides exactly what it means to be successful in any area of your life.  The time to make that decision is during the goal setting process.  Doing so will allow you to identify and celebrate each personal success along the way.

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What Does Personal Success Mean to You? http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/what-does-success-mean-to-you/ http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/what-does-success-mean-to-you/#comments Wed, 28 Dec 2016 20:52:43 +0000 http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/what-does-success-mean-to-you/ Success is one of those concepts that we all understand, and yet, in reality it means something different to each individual.  What might represent financial abundance to you might represent poverty to someone like Donald Trump. Your concept of being physically fit is probably not the same as that of an elite Olympic athlete.  While swimming a quarter of a […]

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Success is one of those concepts that we all understand, and yet, in reality it means something different to each individual.  What might represent financial abundance to you might represent poverty to someone like Donald Trump.

Your concept of being physically fit is probably not the same as that of an elite Olympic athlete.  While swimming a quarter of a mile might represent your new personal best, to someone about to swim the English Channel it doesn’t mean much. On the other hand, personal success adds a lot of clarity to the concept of being successful.

Identifying what personal success is for you!

To be successful in any endeavor the first thing we need to do is to identify our own definition of of what personal success in that area would mean. Your pattern of achievement will follow your definition. Many people focus on being successful in just one area of their life such as relationships or business. That’s probably why it is so common to see those who are very successful in one area, but struggling in others.

Another thing that can happen when pursuing success is that we choose to make a conscious trade off by neglecting one or more aspects of life in order to succeed in another. For example, workaholics don’t generally have the most meaningful family lives.  Everyone at work may see them as extremely successful, but is that how their families are likely to feel?

On the other side of the spectrum we might find a very devoted family man who excels at being a husband and father, but struggles to make ends meet. While he has succeeded in an area that a workaholic has not, his attainment probably doesn’t bring him much recognition from the business community.

A broader definition of being successful

While any level of accomplishment, in any area of life, can be gratifying, I prefer a much broader and more balanced version of being successful. I would rather raise the level of my whole life experience than pursue billionaire status while everything else falls by the wayside. Life should be viewed as a synergistic adventure where goals in one area contribute to the whole. My concept of personal success is actually much more synergistic in nature.

So when we think of living a truly successful life, we are really talking about having a reasonable measure of success in many different areas.  For that to be a reality, it’s absolutely vital that we establish a definition for what it means to succeed in each of those areas and then analyze how succeeding in that area can contribute to the other areas.  This is the only way that we can gauge our personal success progress without throwing everything else out of balance.

Aspects personal success synergy

If you were to list the various important areas of your life that you would like to keep in balance, what would you include? The reason I am writing this article is not to give you my definition of personal success, but to encourage you to think about what synergistic, whole life success means to you personally.

What areas of life matter most to your broader version of being successful? For you to feel like a totally successful person, what elements would need to be included? If you are willing to take the time to actually define your vision of personal success, then you can design a plan that contributes to that vision. If you ignore this step, you may end up neglecting the most important areas of your life in pursuit of a mirage.

How do you measure success?

People tend to measure success by the results that they can see.  Sadly, many people consider material wealth as the most accurate indicator of a successful person.  When you look for signs of success, what do you see? Do you consider the wonderful husband and father of modest means who is well liked and appreciated by everyone he knows as successful? How about the very wealthy person who makes everyone around him miserable, but drives a Rolls Royce Phantom and lives in a 27 room mansion?

It is important to realize that successful is not so much something that we do, it’s something we become. First we succeed on the inside, in our minds, and then we can become successful on the outside. So before you go chasing the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, why not take the time to figure out exactly what personal success means to you?

How much money would it take for you to feel successful?
How do you value relationships compared to income?
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The Learning Curve Between Success and Failure http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/the-relationship-between-success-and-failure/ http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/the-relationship-between-success-and-failure/#comments Tue, 20 Dec 2016 18:47:05 +0000 http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/?p=1998 Do you believe that success is the opposite of failure? That’s exactly what most of us have been conditioned to think. If someone makes an all out effort to achieve some goal but doesn’t quite make it, what have they done? Have they failed? Well, that all depends on their concept (and yours) of success and failure. For some, the […]

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Do you believe that success is the opposite of failure? That’s exactly what most of us have been conditioned to think. If someone makes an all out effort to achieve some goal but doesn’t quite make it, what have they done?

Have they failed?

Well, that all depends on their concept (and yours) of success and failure. For some, the result alone is what determines if we belong in the winner’s circle or not.

If life were a single, all or nothing event with no learning curve, perhaps we could afford to be that narrow minded. But that is not the way life works.

Life has a learning curve

Have you ever accomplished anything worthwhile that only required one attempt to get it right? Have you ever seen a baby go from crawling to walking without ever falling down in the process? Falling down is part of learning to walk because there’s a learning curve.

You got to learn how to fall, before you learn to fly” -Paul Simon

This means that most successes will be preceded by a series attempts that didn’t quite produce the results we were hoping for. With that in mind, it seems like the course of wisdom is to develop a healthy respect for whole learning process, not just the final result.

Success has a learning curve

Anytime we learn from our efforts we are in the process of succeeding. Each lesson brings us closer to our intended result. Calling the learning process “failing” is not only inaccurate, it’s also emotionally discouraging.

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that don’t work.” -Thomas Edison

If we allow ourselves to become discouraged during the process we may give up right before we reach our goal. How sad it would be to go through the learning curve and then never experience the benefits of our new knowledge.

People who understood the process

This short video is about famous success stories who stayed the course and never gave up. We can gain courage and determination from their examples.

How do you feel about failure now?
Do you value the learning curve?
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What Is Success? http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/what-is-success/ http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/what-is-success/#comments Tue, 28 Jun 2016 02:00:59 +0000 http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/?p=24 If I were to ask you, “how do you feel about success?” What would be your response? Most people would say: I feel great about it, I want more of it, I deserve it, I am working towards it. Why are those feelings so common? Because most of the people on this planet feel that being a success is a good thing. […]

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If I were to ask you, “how do you feel about success?” What would be your response? Most people would say: I feel great about it, I want more of it, I deserve it, I am working towards it. Why are those feelings so common?

Because most of the people on this planet feel that being a success is a good thing. When they think of success they usually think of material benefits,  happiness, and accomplishment. Certainly, success can include all of these things and more.

Now here’s a personal question, what is success?

You see, personal success comes in many different forms and your concept of being a success might not be the same as mine. If you want to be successful in your life, then the very first thing you should do is to take the time to decide exactly what “success” means to you. Never mind what it means to anyone else, what does it mean to you?

To some people the epitome of being a success is earning a lot of money. In fact society seems to base the whole concept of success primarily by how much money a person earns. But society’s definition has more to do with flash than it does with substance. Many so-called successful people are very unhappy in their personal life. So, we need to ask…

Is that what you think of as being a success?

Having a personal definition of what success means to you, and then setting goals accordingly, is the only way to make your achievements truly meaningful. Striving to succeed according to somebody else’s standard or definition may win you the admiration of others, but will it bring you a sense of personal accomplishment?

If you want to be a success on a level that makes you feel truly satisfied, then I encourage you to take some time right now to write down your personal definition of success. Be specific for each area of your life.

Think about what being financially and emotionally successful would feel like. What kind of relationships would represent successful  relationships to you? Once you’ve achieved some success in these areas, how will you spend your time, your money, and your energy? Who would you spend them with?

Get clear on what success means to you!

If the concept of being a personal success sounds good to you, take the first step today. Discover your personal definition of success and write it down. I promise that you will feel more successful immediately. Here’s the main point to take away from this article: Success is a multifaceted, personal concept. By defining what that concept represents to you personally, and by taking the time to write it down, you will automatically move your life in the direction of success.

For more tips on how to be successful, you can check out this article that contains some tips from industry leaders that you can certainly use to get to that level of success you want. One example, from HExL, Inc. founder and CEO Richard A. Kimball, Jr.: “That the fastest road to success isn’t about assembling smart people and working hard, but rather engaging people in a bigger ideal than themselves and positively engaging people to work as a team.”

In what areas of life do you already feel like a success?
What role do money, friends, and happiness play in success?
How about integrity, honesty, values, love, and compassion?
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The Proven Power of Goals and YOU! http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/the-proven-power-of-goals/ http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/the-proven-power-of-goals/#comments Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:33:50 +0000 http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/?p=40 If you could only choose one way to radically improve the quality of your life, what single technique would you focus on?  Let’s face it; in the field of personal development there is truly a wide variety of skills that can have a profound effect on your life.  For example, there are ways to modify your behavior patterns and change […]

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If you could only choose one way to radically improve the quality of your life, what single technique would you focus on?  Let’s face it; in the field of personal development there is truly a wide variety of skills that can have a profound effect on your life.  For example, there are ways to modify your behavior patterns and change your belief systems.

There are also ways to alleviate your fears and motivate you to accomplish great things.  If I could share just one game changing technique with you to help you become more successful in your life, I would sum it up in one powerful word, GOALS.

Is your life oriented toward setting goals?

If you regularly set goals, write them down, make plans to achieve them, and work at it every single day, you can transform your life in a very short time.  The proven power of goals is well known and easy to follow, yet very few people actually make full use of goals in their life.

One of the things that almost all successful people have in common is the fact that their lives are oriented around their goals.  Successful people will set goals, design a plan to reach those goals, and then apply themselves until they succeed.

Amazing things happen when you set goals and then write them down.  This simple process starts a progressive chain of events that allows you to tap into unused resources.  These resources are ready to respond to the direction you provide through your goals.  No one knows the limits of human potential, what we do recognize is that most people use only a small fraction of their natural abilities.

Unleash the power of goals

Getting clear and specific about your goals automatically raises your level of self-confidence.  Goals energize and motivate you to achieve higher levels of success in every aspect of your life.

Hundreds of books have been written about the power of setting goals.  Successful people throughout the ages have proclaimed goals to be the greatest contributor to their success.  Personal development experts, life and business coaches, and success strategists all agree. Goals are a powerful tool for creating positive change.

If you want to experience new levels of success in your life, why not listen to those who know? Set clear and specific goals, write them down, devise a strategy, and then work at it daily. If you struggle with any aspect of this process, my home study course Find Your TRUE SELF will walk you through the entire process step-by-step. The proven power of goals to transform your life is undeniable. Are you ready to use that power to turn your dreams into reality?

Make the choice – start now and don’t look back!

Ask yourself: What could I accomplish in 100 days if I really went for it? I have no doubt that you would amaze yourself. That’s where my focus is going for the next 14 weeks and I know that incredible things are about to happen. Isn’t that what you want also?

Right now you can make a decision and create a pivotal moment in your life. You can use the next 100 days to reinvent your life, your body, your relationship, your income, or all of them. Listen; if you are ever going to transform your life and realize your dreams, it has to start someplace. Why not start here and now?

How powerful do you think goals are?
What is your degree of follow through on the goals you set?
If you had a step-by-step guide, would it matter?

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