It’s not necessarily Mensa intelligence or great ideas that underlie achievement. All things being equal, success in life or career comes as a result of persistent, consistent, action. There is really no magic here at all. I’ve seen it time and again.
People who are relentless in their efforts often achieve what they want. So if you’re thinking about giving up on something you really want and believe in, here are some tips to help you stay the course.
Tip 1: Determination
Be determined. Refuse to give up, quit, or be defeated. Individuals with a passion or dream who wish to achieve success will identify their goals and objectives to achieve the success desired. Armed with their action plan and their internal drive, they will continue taking regular steps when most others would quit.
Tip 2: Belief in Self
Build an unwavering faith in yourself and your ability to achieve the desired outcome at some point in the future. You may not know the exact ‘how’ at the moment, but know that you will get there. Success for many is a journey requiring a period of time – in some cases a long period of time; it is not just an overnight stop between starting something and completing something. Possessing faith in the outcome and seeing the accomplishment in your mind is a key step in achieving any goal.
Tip 3: Open to Risk
Being open to taking an appropriate risk to achieve your goals is another quality. Do not simply “play it safe” as you will miss opportunities. By being open to untried solutions and understanding and assessing the risks involved, you’ll move closer to your desired success. And when you fall down, get back up, dust yourself off and try again. Learn to be OK with failing – as long as there is a lesson to be learned and not repeated in future attempts.
With determination, patience, and the ability to take a risk, and, at times, fail, the race can be won, the goal accomplished, and success achieved – with the habits of being consistent and persistent.
How has persistent, consistent action served you in the past? How can it help you in the future? What are you ready to take on in the New Year?