Whoever you are, wherever you are, you what something in your life. It might not be called "success", but everybody wants something.
Whether in: a love relationship, fitness goals, business plans, developing new habits, having new things; you want something or to reach something.
Today we'll call that something "success" (if you don't mind..,). To be successful, in the above mentioned areas, there are basic steps that are common to all of them. How do we know that? Because successful people might not have a common outcome, but that sure have a common process and way of doing things.
We call that process the essential steps to reach success in anything you what to do in life:
8 Essential Steps to Reach Success
1. Dream BIG
Just dream with not limitations, anything is possible in dream land. Dream about what you want, use your imagination and creativity to go pass reality, create a futuristic vision in your mind. That's where all starts!
2. Set Goals
Make your dreams start to touch reality by setting up goals. Long term, medium term and short term. Use the reverse approach, start from what you want, and start to enumerate things that will make you get there. For those things to become reality what kind small things you need to do? Go from there. enumerate them one by one.
3. Make a Plan
After enumerating goals, you need to schedule them in a timeline to achieve what you want. Where will you start? What smalls tasks must be done first? What tasks can come second? You need to have a strategic plan for your goals, pass your dreams to paper making them goals, pick up your goals and schedule and organize them into activities by making a strategic plan.
4. Work Hard
You already know what you have to do, now you need to actually do it! Work hard on the tasks you have planned, don't quit at first try, to be successful you need to be persistent, don't stop because you're tired. It's hard work so why should you complain because it's hard? It's a indispensable step to take, always have the big picture in mind, and whenever you need to work you'll do it, because you know you're closer and closer to achieve your goals.
5. Track your Results
While you work on what you have to do, you need to acknowledge what kind of results you're producing. Don't stop all the time to see it, but schedule a day to review what kind of things you're achieving in the short term. It could be once a week, once a month, it depends on what your goals are. It's important because the results you're getting will give a clue if you're going the right way or not.
6. Learn from Failure
Imagine if things aren't going the right way? And you're not getting what you want... you have to get some kind of lesson out of it. You must learn from your mistakes, analyze what you have done and find out where things might went wrong. If you take the same steps but correct that mistake you can eventually be right next time. So you need to learn from your failures.
7. Keep Getting Better
You don't have to be successful at first, if you are, good for you, but most people don't have that luck. So, you need to get better and better with the process. If you don't succeed you don't fail, as long as you keep growing by soaking up the useful information you are exposed to while you're in the process. It's not just about reaching something that you don't have, it's about becoming something you aren't, so keep on growing and transforming yourself.
8. Repeat the Steps, until...
Like we've said, there's a good possibility you won't reach success at first, but that doesn't mean it's the end. This essential steps are an ongoing process, so until you reach what you want, you need to keep repeating this steps until you get there.
This is a cycle, maybe when you design your goals, you weren't as accurate as you needed to be, because you didn't know the context very well. But know that you've have the experience of working hard and you know the industry better, you can redesign your goals and make a custom made plan for that particular industry, your chances of being successful will increase instantly.
Same goes for the other steps, whenever you are in the process getting information, you get wiser, therefore you can adjust things as you take this steps again and again, until...
Enjoy the ride, we hope the information brings value to your life, continue to grow, continue to...