Increase Your Income, Sales, Closing Rate And Confidence
Low self-confidence is defeating. It can define us and cause us to beat ourselves up emotionally. It can limit our abilities and keep us from growing and moving forward from our mistakes, failures and defeats.
It confines us to our comfort zone where everything is safe from potential humiliation and further mistakes. We then are stuck in that comfort zone believing that we shouldn’t more away from it because if we do we will only be left hurt and disappointed.
Once you are stuck in that zone, it is very hard to move forward in life, which keeps us from achieving our dreams, reaching our goals and living a rich full life.
Even when we tell ourselves that no matter how harsh and messed up things get, we shouldn’t surrender to the inner critic that thrives inside us we are still filled with a self-doubt and a profound lack of confidence.
The 5 Secret Keys To Success
In this section, you’re going to learn about the 5 secret keys to help you accomplish your goals faster. Let’s begin!
Choose a smart goal
You can set a goal any which way you like. However, if you’d like to increase your chances of success, then you better set a smart goal. A smart goal has the following characteristics: it’s specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely. You can’t choose only 2 or 3 characteristics. A good goal has all 5 characteristics present. If you don’t want to waste your time and you want to reach your goal ASAP, then make sure you choose a smart goal.
You can have a smart goal, but if you’re not passionate about it, you can easily lose motivation. Having the passion for something lights a fire under you – you don’t get that fire if you don’t particularly care about your goal. Choose a goal you’ll be passionate about. That way, when the obstacles come (and they will!), you’ll be able to persevere and keep chasing your dreams!
Learn from failures
It may sound surprising at first, but failure really is one of the secret keys to success. When you’re chasing something, a life goal, for instance, you’re probably not going to succeed on your first try. It may take you ten tries or maybe even a hundred tries.
No matter how many times you fail, you still take something away from the experience – you learn something. And you can use that knowledge towards your goals – you now know what’s working and what’s not.
As the saying goes, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. In many cases, this rings true. If you know the right people, you can get your foot in the door. Always be nice and helpful to everybody you meet. Don’t underestimate the power of building relationships, they might help you reach your goals faster.
Don’t aim for perfection
Aiming for perfection is equivalent to setting yourself up for failure. Perfection is such a lofty goal, impossible if you will. Do you know of anybody who’s perfect? I don’t think so. So there’s really no reason why aiming for perfection is even a thing.
Instead of perfection, aim for excellence or being the best you can possibly be. Being the best is not the same as being perfect. Even if you’re the best, you still have room to grow. When you’re perfect, there’s simply nowhere else to go, you’re already perfect.
Why People Fail To Achieve Their Goals
It’s pretty common to hear people, especially on social media, broadcast their goals in life. They want to be “this” and “that.” They’ll be big superstars by the time they turn 25, or they’ll be millionaires by 30, and so on.
For the most part, these goals are mere posturing. They’re not actually going to achieve their goals. Sure, they’re probably going to start drafting a plan on how exactly they’re going to conquer their goals, but they’re still going to fail big time.
The #1 reason why people fail to achieve goals is that they’re not making the right kind of goals. They’re only making vague goals.
Ask them the specifics of their goal, and they won’t have a solid answer. They just want to become rich, they just want to be happy, they want to become financially free. But they don’t know exactly when that’s going to happen. If you ask them, they’ll probably say “whenever.”
Another reason is that most people are all talk, and no action. They’ll share their goals with everyone, but when it comes to taking action, they’ll bolt.
Even if they have a smart goal in place, they’ll still lack that motivation to actually do something to achieve that goal. They’ll find it too hard or too difficult. Suddenly, they’ll be too busy working on something else and won’t have time to work on their goals.
The third reason is people simply can’t commit. They probably think someone else is going to help them achieve their goals! But that’s their goal, right? Or, maybe they’ve got a few hundred big goals they’re working on (small goals toward a single big goal is different) and they don’t know which goal they’re going to pursue today.
They can’t make up their minds. They can’t even be bothered to figure out which goal appeals most to them, they’re just putting everything out there, hoping someday something will come to life!
Lastly, many people don’t know how to deal with failure. They encounter failure for the first time, and they tuck their tails in and hide away somewhere, never to be seen again.
The right approach when dealing with failure is to learn from it. It’s okay to feel hurt, to feel disappointed in yourself. But don’t let that be the reason you no longer want to move forward with your goals.
How To Experiment Your Way To Success
Just because you’ve planned your goals right down to the last detail doesn’t mean you shouldn’t experiment and see what else works. Maybe what you’ve envisioned during the planning stage isn’t going to work in real life, so you look around for alternatives. But you don’t know which of the available options you’ve found is going to be a good fit for your business or life goals.
So, what do you do then?
Successful people have all experimented their way to success. If one method’s not working, they use another one. They don’t shut their brains down and surrender if one method’s not working.
Let’s use driving as an example:
You’re trying to get to a city 1,000 miles away and you’ve got your entire trip mapped out. You’ve got a good old-fashioned map with you, or maybe an app on your phone. Along the way, you discover the map is not updated, and the roads are blocked for some reason. You don’t know which way to go and there’s nobody else there.
So you drive around, you explore until you find the correct road that’s going to take you back to the highway and get you closer to your destination!
See, that wasn’t so bad. If you’ve got plenty of gas (your motivation), you can pretty much go anywhere you like. You can always gas up when you’re running low so you can continue your journey.
Another benefit of experimentation is that you can have fun, and you learn something new. Going with the previous example, you learn new roads, you learn which road is going to take you to where you want to go. That’s new knowledge for you.
You may have planned for the journey, but it’s almost always never going to go according to plan. Just enjoy the process. You’re in control of your journey – you’re sitting in the driver’s seat. Don’t let anybody else dictate where you’re going to go.
You can ask for help when you get lost, and you can take their advice, or you can explore the back roads and learn as much as you can about the location and your ultimate destination.
And that’s it! That’s basically how you experiment your way to success!
3 Reasons Taking Action Is Important If You Want To Succeed
For some reason, many people believe they can simply coast through life and still end up successful. It’s probably the reason why many people fall for get-rich-quick scams. Imagine doing minimal work and raking in bags of cash in return!
If you really want to succeed, you’re going to put in a lot of time and effort to make it work. You will need to take action. Here are 3 reasons why taking action is important if you want to succeed:
It’s your first step towards success
If you don’t take action, you’re never going to take that first step towards achieving your goals. You’re never going to go anywhere. As they say, it’s always the first step that’s the hardest.
It’s relatively easy to choose the right goal and to make a grand plan on how you’re going to achieve that goal. But actually going out there and taking that first step, that’s hard.
Many people have fun at the planning stage, but the moment they actually need to do something, then the reality will sink in.
“That’s a lot of work,” they’ll say. They’ll start procrastinating, or they’ll start thinking it’s a bad idea. And they’ll just stop there.
That’s all they do – just plan things, but never really take action.
You find out first-hand what’s really working
When you take action, you find out that whatever you’ve planned isn’t always going to happen. It isn’t always going to be feasible.
Sometimes, what you think something is may be different from what it actually is in real life. This is why being flexible and knowing when to adjust is so important.
Your plan is just a general guide – you don’t have to take it at face value. When you take action and go out into the real world, you find out what’s working.
You learn to go with the flow. You learn there’s a better option out there that will help you achieve your goals much faster than what you’ve initially anticipated!
You grow as a person
Taking action is important if you also want to grow as a person. On the way to success, you’ll encounter so many obstacles, problems, and challenges. That’s when you grow as a person.
When you learn how to overcome all these obstacles, when you gain new skills, when you develop resilience, you grow as a person.
If you don’t take action, you’ll remain as you always have been, doing the same things you’ve always been doing.
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