How to Be Successful

This is a topic that many people avoid because it isn't the easiest to answer when someone comes up with the question:

"How do I become successful?"

or make the request:

"Teach Me How to Be Successful"

In this short tutorial, I will attempt to answer requests like these.

First, let's define what success is. One of the best definitions I've ever found comes from Earl Nightingale. I will reiterate it here...

"Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal."

So let's take this apart.

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teacup Premium
The only way to truly fail is to quit. If you are still working on your goal you have at least a measure of success. Look back at where you were a year ago. Has your knowledge or skills increased? If so then you are successful. Are you continuing to build upon your knowledge and skills? If so, you are successful. Making consistent sales is a goal that you will eventually achieve if you continue to work on your goal. Some hit their goal sooner than others. Compare yourself to no one but yourself. No one else has the same strengths, weaknesses, trials, troubles, successes or failures. You are unique. Enjoyed your tutorial.
I often wonder why I came back for another year, based on my performance so far. What you say is exactly why I stayed in. I simply do NOT want to give up.

We learn from what we teach. I had to look up all the information I presented above. This will be connected to my campaign for sure. I wrote it for three reasons...

1) I needed it.
2) Others need it.
3) I know I will learn from it. (and I know others will too as they do ask these questions)
jespinola Premium
Great Training Daniel :)
Thanks Jorge :)
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Kewl Web Premium
Great tutorial Daniel. I am in a place where I try not to think about success anymore. I'm at the "just do it" stage and keeping "doing it" until the money comes in. I'm focusing purely on the journey - being persistent and consistent as much as possible. One day I will wake up with a ton of sales & realize hey all that effort has made me a success. Once again congrats on a great tutorial!
In the case of the process (or the journey) this is where the "just do it" comes in. Else, your focus needs to be on the goal ahead, not the journey. It is true you need to exercise what's in the process to attain the goal, your eye should be ever on that goal.
LOL! I was wondering why nobody was responding to this tutorial. I forgot to publish it!
jeff2011 Premium
Well done on your post. It's well thought out and I agree with it all. It reminds me of the persistence quote which I read a lot:

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.

Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

Calvin Coolidge
firstburn Premium
Yeah I agree with you Jeff. i learnt this from my persistence with mathematics
I put this here because I need the lessons myself. Calvin Coolidge was very correct. This is why we have so many folks out there with talent and who hold college degrees who are waiting tables, cleaning bathrooms and flipping burgers. Even worse, there are folks out there with these credentials on the STREET holding "Will Work for My Meals" signs! I know. Tampa is full of this! It is now the number one city for homelessness, of which I myself have joined ranks several times since I became a member here.

It was time to put this up. Again, it's for everyone, but it's for me too.
firstburn Premium
Hello Dan.
it seems like you found your motivation again, I guess it's time to move on. and the best way is to begin again and again.