Wednesday, March 6, 2013

SEVEN KEYS TO CREATING SUCCESS

SERIOUSLY SPEAKING

“The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.” -Mark Twain

We focus and reward ourselves for ‘success’- the end goal – instead of work – the process we go through to achieve.

We have learned to be goal oriented rather than process oriented – which means our rewards – the proverbial pats on the head – often are too delayed to keep us motivated.

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” -Robert Collier an early inspirational writer.

Maybe it’s time to reward ourselves for those small steps? 




DANCE WITH IT!   EXPERIENTIAL APPS
An opportunity to experiment with some fun ideas...

Seven keys to success:

1.      Getting to day two counts - give yourself credit!

2.      Learn something about your project each day.

3.      Remind yourself waking up and going to sleep what you learned -
     Credit again! 

4.      Talk to yourself – you are either your worst critic or your best cheerleader.

5.      Cheers work best.

6.      Look for the nugget of gold even it it’s tiny.

7.      Remember:  Mightly Oaks from tiny acorns grow – I know, seriously corny – but hey – it is true!


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2 comments:

  1. i love nmark twain. so true.

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  2. I feel like I want to just copy and paste all of your "dance with it" apps and "seriously speaking" right down here; such good, practical advice to getting things done, and feeling good about it. And, as you say, "getting things done" doesn't just mean having an end result, it means building bit by bit the conditions and habits that will allow you to achieve your goals, near and long term. These ideas help keep me sane... in a time and place where the breaks may not go my way, I CAN control my own destiny!
    JT

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