ACTION: Third Attribute of Success. Successful people actively pursue their dreams and ambitions. Don’t waste your life by talking about things you could have done but didn’t do. Do you want to be remembered as just a talker? To achieve your goals and fulfil your dreams you need to visualize what it is you want. Plan how you are going to make it a reality. You must affirm your inner thoughts concerning all areas of your life where you want to achieve and then take action.
Affirm your goals and dreams with self-belief and positivity. Even though you may not initially have all the answers needed to make your dreams and goals a reality, by repeating the affirmations of ‘I can do it,’ ‘I will succeed’ and ‘I believe I can achieve.’ Repeat the positive words of self-belief and affirmation consistently until you honestly believe them yourself and no longer doubt that you will succeed.
Too many people regret the things they should have done. They get frustrated that all they did was talk about fulfilling a dream or goal they had. However, it is never too late to make your dreams a reality. The ability to do this does not always come naturally, but everyone can learn.
From an early age
I was fortunate to have mentors who taught me the skills of affirmation and of turning my dreams, aspirations, and goals into reality. When I had a dream, goal or aspiration, instead of keeping my own counsel, I’d talk about my plans to anyone who would listen. This forced me to take action.
Most people, including family and friends, initially doubted my ability to achieve my goals, but I persisted in pursuing them and completed most of them. People’s attitudes changed as they saw my dreams become a reality and they too started to believe in my ability to achieve. Each successfully realized vision, goal and ambition became a milestone. I continued having new dreams and developing new aspirations for my life.
It is important to realize, however, that following a dream is a process and that you will not succeed all the time. But the more you work towards your dream, the more you learn about how to achieve them.
Do not be disappointed by setbacks. They provide excellent learning opportunities and help you more clearly identify the road to success.
When things go wrong, keep trying until you succeed or until you want to change direction. I believed in every single dream or aspiration I had, even though I didn’t always know at the time how to achieve it.
Believe in yourself and your dream, even if you are not sure about how to make it a reality. Make plans and do not be distracted by critics who may not believe in you or your ability.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help to achieve your objectives. People admire a ‘doer’ who has self-belief, passion, and the drive to try new things.
Whenever you find yourself procrastinating(as we all do at times), repeat to yourself, with energy and enthusiasm, the affirmations ‘I can do it’, ‘I will succeed’ and ‘I believe I can achieve’.
ACTION: Third Attribute of Success