The last trait we will be discussing is commitment. Successful people commit to their dreams! They make a conscious decision to succeed! The dream becomes a set of smaller goals, and once the goals are set, a plan is developed and action is taken to achieve them.
On the journey to attaining the dream, if resistance arise, a successful person re-examines the path chosen, makes any needed changes, and keeps moving forward. Quitting is not an option!
Unsuccessful people tend to approach their dreams with the mindset of “I’ll try and if it doesn’t work I’ll try something else”. So at the first or may be the second sign of adversity, they quit. Most people quit just before they achieve their dreams.
Many successful people did not attain success on the first, second or even the tenth try. They had adversity but they did not quit! Each adversity is viewed as a learning opportunity instead of a failure. Successful people stay committed to their dreams!
On the road to achieving your dreams, set goals, develop a plan, take action and stay committed. If at first you don’t succeed, regroup and keep on trying!!
In the next few posts, I will be discussing the habits of successful people. There is no order of importance because each habit plays a role in a successful person’s life.
The first habit is, setting goals to paper. Successful people not only have goals, but their goals are written. This allows for the development of a clear picture of what they want.
Goals give focus & focus is important because too often things occur which may hinder a person from reaching his or her goal. Having them written, they become a reference guide.
Decisions can now be made based on whether or not a certain action will lead toward or from the desired goal.
Think about this, how will you know when you have arrived, if you do not know where you are going. Goals give to direction. They give you a starting point. Goals give definition to your purpose.
Goals are not engraved in stone once they are made, they are just a written representation of something you would like to have or achieve. As you work towards achieving them, you will most likely grow and change. So from time to time reexamine each goal to make sure it is still in line with the life you want to create.