How To Find Your Most Successful Personal Transformation Trait
“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.”
Have you ever felt like finding success was just beyond your grasp and everything you’ve tried so far hasn’t been able to push you over the edge to accomplish your goals?
Like most people, real success was just out of reach for me and the more I studied the traits of successful people the more confused I became. I thought I could just copy what they did and I could achieve some level of success in my own life but I found the opposite was true.
You see, it’s not about how others do things but their perseverance in spite of all odds. You don’t become s truly successful person unless you focus and apply yourself and see things through. Just because someone else did something does not mean you will be able to do it the exact same way.
Society has a belief system that tells us that success is easy if you just follows others who became successful before you but that doesn’t always ring true.
Think about it…
Are your circumstances the exact same as another person’s?
Is life the same for everyone and does that enable success to be copied?
I say no to both questions.
On the other hand, each one of us must find the one thing we can focus on that will enable us to find our own brand of success.
What is the one thing that you can focus on that will guarantee success in your particular endeavor?
I remember what it felt like to begin writing my first book. I had visions of being on the NY TImes Bestseller list yet my first book was a flop because it didn’t sell enough to make that list or was it?
You see, success depends on your point of view. There are so many people who want to write a book yet never get around to doing it yet I was able to complete my book, self-publish and make money from it. An idea that is foreign to the majority of first-time writers.
I tried to copy their marketing but I had no idea how much work was involved. I had to depend on my skills as a writer to convince people that my book was worthy of their consideration.
The one trait I deemed most responsible for my own success is perseverance. Without perseverance, I would have given up long ago and thought of myself as a failure but I didn’t.
I saw success as not one big super win but a string of smaller wins that help me climb up the mountain of success. I definitely was not an overnight success by any means but I continue to persevere because I believe in my work, my writing and helping others. This trait has been the one thing I can hold on to when things get tough.
What about you?
What trait has led you down the pathway of success?
What Trait Helps You Become A Successful Person?
“Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.”
We learned that for me perseverance was key to my success but without commitment you will never be able to finish what you start. Think of all the great Olympic athletes. Think of all they had to endure to make it as far as they did. It doesn’t matter whether they won a medal not not what does matter is they were able to compete as one of the best in the world.
In all areas of life, commitment is what takes the process to its natural conclusion. If you are not committed to what you are doing you will never reach your goals.
Can you think of one major accomplishment you have achieved in your life which you proud of?
Why are you proud of yourself?
It was probably because you reached a level of commitment that allowed you to focus on the things that led to your success. You may have even benefitted from some kind of luck but you put yourself in a situation where luck had a better chance of happening because of your commitment.
Todd Smith, the Founder of Little Things That Matter states: “Commitments are powerful because they influence how you think, how you sound, and how you act. Unlike a half-hearted hope or ‘best shot,’ making a commitment means that you try harder, you look for solutions when faced with obstacles, you don’t consider quitting as an option, and you don’t look back.”
This is important to consider as it shows why people who are fully committed in their endeavors are more like to succeed that those who go into things half-heartedly.
Are you ready to make a commitment to become successful?
Listen to Rosabeth Moss Kanter of the Harvard Business School when she asks these 11 questions to test your overall commitment:
1- Do you feel strongly about the importance of your goal — why it’s necessary to achieve?
2- Does your idea match your values and beliefs?
3- Is this something you’ve dreamed about for a long time?
4- Is your goal vital to the future of people you care about?
5- Does your goal get you excited when you think about it and share it with others?
6- Is it realistic? Are you sincerely convinced that your goal can be achieved?
7- Are you willing to put your credibility on the line for it?
8- Can you make your goal the primary focus of your activities?
9- Are you willing to devote your personal time — evenings, weekends, vacations — to bringing your goal to reality?
10- Will you be able to reject criticism and negativity?
11- Are you committed to the long term as you work toward your goal?
So. how did you score? Is your level of commitment on target with your goal of success?
If not, what do you plan to do to meet those goals?
What Are The Keys To Becoming A Successful Person?
Everyone wants to be successful in life but not everyone is willing to do what is necessary to accomplish it. That makes it hard to get people motivated to make success happen.
According to Brian Tracy, the preeminent sales training and personal success authority in the world, “The great keys to success to change your life have always been the same.”
He goes over four of them right here
- “Decide exactly what you want and where you want to go.”
- “Set a deadline and make a plan to get there. (Remember, a goal is just a dream with a deadline.)”
- “Take action on your plan; do something everyday to move toward your goal.”
- “Resolve in advance that you will persist until you succeed, that you will never, ever give up.”
He goes on to say, “This formula is your key to success and has worked for almost everyone who has ever tried it. It will require the very most you can give and the best qualities you can develop. In developing and following these keys to personal success, you will evolve and grow to become an extraordinary person.”
Not everyone is cut out to be successful but given what we’ve already learned in this article, success leaves clues that we must follow to reach our goals.
Throughout my life, I have studied the keys to becoming a success in life and I’ve been able to narrow them down to 8 more on top of the 4 from Brian Tracy.
Understanding the 8 keys to becoming successful hopefully will allow you to find the traits inside of you to achieve the goals you have set forth in your life.
1- Have Passion For What You do – Without passion there is no motivation. Unmotivated people don’t get to the top. They make excuses for their failures and are afraid of being successful. let your passion drive you to succeed. Let it be your prime motivator.. If money, power and/or fame are your only mativators then your passion will run out quick.
2- Work Hard – This is a given but most people try to take shortcuts in order to get to the top but they miss out on the experiences and learning from their mistakes. Many give up when they discover how much work is needed but hard work is important but working smart is even better. When you are always in the learning mode, it made your hard work pay off.
3- Focus On What’s Important – Too often, people allow distractions from every angle to seep in and pull themselves too thin. Focus on the things that are important and push the distractions away. Focus on those things you know to be important to success.
4- Push Yourself – As much as hard work is important, times with get tough and that’s when you must dig down deep and push yourself harder than you’ve ever pushed yourself before. Winner find out what they’re made of during their rise to the top. Losers never complete the journey because they have given up. Sometimes, the odds are against you but you now in your heart what you are capable of. It’s pushing past those mental constraints that gets real results.
5- Be An Idea Person – What separates many of the ultra successful people from those whose success is fleeting comes down to how they implement their ideas. If you are a good worker, that fine but if you are someone who creates things from your ideas, you have a much better chance to find real and lasting success. The creative person usually has a different take on things and sees things from a new and unique perspective. This is one of your secret weapons in attaining your goals. It doesn’t matter what others think of your ideas. learn how to take your ideas to the next level and you will see results happen much quicker and to a much higher degree.
6- Keep Improving Yourself – Stagnation deflates success. Don’t sit on your past accomplishments but keep learning and bettering yourself. Use your ideas to make things happen. keep those creative juices flowing as you never know where they may lead you and with whom you will come in contact with.
7- Be Of Service To Others – One of the things most people forget to do when they become famous is serving others. Just because you’ve become successful doesn’t mean you forget your prime mission on earth… to serve others and treat others how you want to be treated. Serving others lends itself to humility and allows you to compassionate in your dealings with others. Success is not about how rich and powerful you are but what you do with yourself. We’ve all heard of the phrase “Watch out how you treat others on the way up for you may need them on your way down.”
8- Be Persistent – Never give up! That has been my motto ever since I can remember. From the time I was just a kid playing sports to becoming an entrepreneur, persistence has always paid off. You never know what the future holds and who you may meet in your dealings. Thomas Edison made over a 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. But he never gave up. When a reporter asked him , “How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?” Edison replied, “I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.”
Success is built upon taking the right steps, failing at times, then learning from your mistakes and ultimately finding your version of what achieving success means to you.
Success is different for everyone. No two people go through the same steps to achieve the same level of success. The idea is to take that one trait you have and build upon it to reach your goals. Use your God-given skills, be persistent and have a plan. Success comes to those who want it badly enough.