All great things are achieved by doing small things with great love and consistency. Never giving up and staying focused and committed to your goal will create the right amount of momentum to create your own success. The misconception of Fear stunts so many talented people from achieving their dreams and aspirations, don’t be afraid of your fears; use them. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it. Everything will not always turn out like you may want them, Just continue to follow your dreams.
Our life teaches us not to get stuck up in the comfort zone. It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed therefore; from my experience I realized that we should focus on our skills and hone them so that we can reach our goals. Your success in life is determined by you and not by anyone else. You have the power within yourself, have the courage and determination to take action that can positively affect your life and all of those who come in contact with you. Action is the foundational key to all success.
1. Be Focused. Trust in God! Ask God for understanding, knowledge, and wisdom. All things are possible. God will not put you in any situation that you cannot handle.
2. Sacrifice. If you keep doing the same things, you will find yourself getting the same results. In order to receive different results you have to be willing to do different things. I had to sacrifice time with my family and friends and fun times to achieve the things in life that I truly wanted. Without the sacrifice, I wouldn’t have the success.
3. Find your Passion! It’s not simply a hobby. Passion is that burning desire to do what you love, even when there is no prize behind it. Passion will wake you early in the morning and keep you up late at night. Passion is deeply rooted in your mind, body, and soul. It’s what will make you truly happy.
4. Use the Five P’s of Success—Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance. When you are properly prepared you set yourself up for the doors to be opened. Learn from other people’s mistakes along with your own. Give yourself an edge on your competition and always be prepared to perform at a high level.
5. Find A Mentor. Learn from those who have done what you’re trying to do. There is a system already written for you, but it is up to you to follow it. Understand that, in order to be a good leader, you must first be a great follower! Search for a mentor that has more than you. This way you are not a threat to them, and they won’t mind being a helpful hand. Look for mentors that can bring out the best of you.
6. Keep Reaching. Pain is temporary. A child will endure temporary pain for something that he or she really wants—why can’t you? Picture this. When my younger brother was just a child, he loved his Vitamin D milk in his bottle. One day, he dropped his bottle behind the bed, and it rolled towards the back of the wall. He got on the ground, looking and reaching, and he realized it was out of his reach. Instead of crying and giving up, he reached further under the bed and even squeezing himself under the railing. He got a few scratches and scars on his arms and head just from trying to maneuver his way under the railing. At the end, he was victorious with his bottle in his hand as he wiped off the dust from the top of the nipple then put his bottle back in his mouth! Reach for your goals even when they are not in your reach!
7. Be Persistent. Persistence will ultimately provide its own motivation. If you simply keep taking action, you’ll eventually get results; those that will be extremely motivating. For instance, you might become a lot more encouraged about dieting and exercising once you’ve lost those first five pounds and your results are tangible.
8. As Arthur Fletcher said, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.” Put your mind to your Dream and make the plan of how you will accomplish it. Create a habit of working toward your Dream because goals are established by habits.
9. Feed yourself with knowledge. I started to read up on everything I could in relation to hair and business. There is no certain age bracket to have wisdom. Wisdom is achieved through knowledge and experience.
10. Stop and take a long look in the mirror! You may find it hard to express yourself if you don’t truly know yourself. You can do this by journaling and reflecting on your daily thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Ask yourself if you like the person you are. If not, be the change by starting now. Start with you. I always say that it is hard to help somebody else if you can’t even help yourself.
11. Patience is a virtue! I know most of us always wonder when our time will come or when we will catch a break! It’s not always luck that leads you to success. Believe it or not, it takes a lot of diligence and patience to reach success. Michael Jordan didn’t start off as a champion. After enduring six long years of having beat-downs from the “Bad Boys” of the Detroit Pistons and Magic Johnson and the Lakers, Michael would carry on to be the best NBA player to have ever played the game; winning six championship rings, five MVPs, and holding multiple records from the NBA. Work hard and be patient! Your time will come.
12. Be honest. Learn how to be honest with yourself. Being truthful with yourself is a difficult choice you must make if you want success. If you cannot be honest with yourself, then how can you handle someone else being brutally honest with you? The battle is already lost. Take all criticism as an opportunity for positive reflection to change for the betterment of yourself and your business.
The weak fall, but the strong will remain and never go under! ~Anne Prank