Top 10 lesson learned from book- The Success Principles
1. Take 100% Responsibility for Your Life
There is only one person responsible for the quality of the life you live. That person is you. If you want to be successful, you have to take 100% responsibility for everything that you experience in your life. This includes the level of your achievements, the results you produce, the quality of your relationships, the state of your health and physical fitness, your income, your debts, your feelingseverything!
2. Believe in Yourself
If you are going to be successful in creating the life of your dreams, you have to believe that you are capable of making it happen.
3. Take Action
The world doesnt pay you for what you know; it pays you for what you do. Theres an enduring axiom of success that says, The universe rewards action. Yet as simple and as true as this principle is, its surprising how many people get bogged down in analyzing, planning, and organizing when what they really need to do is take action.
4. Surround Yourself with Successful People
Spend time with the people you want to become like. If you want to be more successful, you have to start hanging out with more successful people. Make a conscious effort to surround yourself with positive, nourishing, and uplifting people people who believe in you, encourage you to go after your dreams, and applaud your victories. Surround yourself with possibility thinkers, idealists, and visionaries.
You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.
5. Decide What You Want
One of the main reasons why most people dont get what they want is they havent decided what they want. They havent defined their desires in clear and compelling detail.
6. Unleash the Power of Goal-Setting
If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.
7. Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
Think of your comfort zone as a prison you live ina largely self-created prison. It consists of the collection of cants, musts, must nots , and other unfounded beliefs formed from all the negative thoughts and decisions you have accumulated and reinforced during your lifetime.
8. Believe Its Possible
Napoleon Hill once said, Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve. In fact, the mind is such a powerful instrument, it can deliver to you literally everything you want. But you have to believe that what you want is possible.
You can be anything you want to be, if only you believe with sufficient conviction and act in accordance with your faith; for whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve. Napoleon Hill
9. Act as If
One of the great strategies for success is to act as if you are already where you want to be. This means thinking like, talking like, dressing like, acting like, and feeling like the person who has already achieved your goal. Acting as if sends powerful commands to your subconscious mind to find creative ways to achieve your goals. It programs the reticular activating system (RAS) in your brain to start noticing anything that will help you succeed, and it sends strong messages to the universe that this end goal is something you really want.
10. Never, Never, Never Give up
Persistence is probably the single most common quality of high achievers. They simply refuse to give up. The longer you hang in there, the greater the chance that something will happen in your favor. No matter how hard it seems, the longer you persist the more likely your success.