1. You are the only person responsible for your success.
You need to reach a point in your life where you, and you alone, start to take full responsibility and are in full control of your future. It will be a highlight in your life when you let go of leaning on others, relying on others or blaming others. Decide to let go from the control of others and start to be the master of your own ship. The future is in your hands.
2. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel
Success can happen when you put your own creativity to work on something that perhaps already exists and put your own creative twist or feel to it, whereby giving it its own unique selling proposition.
3. There is no progress without taking action
No action always results in 100% failure rate. If we never start, our dreams are never realised. Action requires determination, which results in progress.
4. Persistence always wins.
As Winston Churchill once said, “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” A river cuts through rocks because of its persistence overtime.
5. Focus is key.
Focus is everything. Clear focus leads to efficiency. Multi-tasking can lead to distractions along the way. Individual tasks need individual 100% focus.
6. Failure is necessary.
If we never fail, we have never learnt anything. We need to experience these failures and disappointments to help us refocus and interpret each failure as a learning experience that will lead down the road to success.
7. Positivity fuels productivity.
Success comes from positive energy. You can choose to get caught up with negativity, but Positivity is a choice. Surround yourself with positive people, read positive books and choose positive surroundings.
8. You must believe in yourself.
Find the place inside yourself where dreams start. Dreams become a reality, when you write them down. When you are fully determined, committed and take positive action, your dream will become a reality.
9. Helping others is part of being successful.
Successful people always help those around them, inspiring and encouraging them to also fulfil their dreams and passions in life. Find a way to help, assist and serve your community and others in your life.
10. Success is a journey of countless small steps, one at a time.
Growth and success come when we take one step at a time towards our dreams. We need to hold fast to our principles, always striving for a higher standard than others and constantly seeking to improve.