Growth For Success

Five principles for success

–          Desire – a ‘Burning Desire’

Desire is fundamental to success, in anything. Many people just have a wishy washy idea of what they think they ‘might’ want. Two basic examples are:

  • I want more money
  • I want to lose weight

These are neither specific nor measurable, they are therefore, powerless.

Firstly, how much is more money? What do you want your weight to be?

Most people do not want more money, but rather they want what more money will bring them: more choices, a better lifestyle, travel opportunities or simply put; more Freedom.

Hill stated (in his book Think and Grow Rich) that in order to achieve your goal; first you must have a “Burning Desire”.

Desire begins with first knowing what you really, really want, and more importantly, why you want it. Without desire, conformity exists.

Once you know why you want something, this will increase your desire to set a goal, and once it becomes a ‘burning desire’ you will be much more likely to want to take the next step which is…

–          Decision – a ‘no other options’ choice

Many people do not understand this word, ‘decision’ and get it mixed up with the word should:

  • I should go to the gym
  • I should stop smoking
  • I should stop overeating

Most people think that they are making real decisions all the time such as these. WRONG they are not decisions at all.

A decision is one of the most powerful tools in our inventory. Google ‘Decisions by Tony Robbins’ to learn really how important this is. In my terms, once you make a decision, there is no other option but to fulfil that. This is the power of true decision.

When you decide that you want something enough and you have a big enough burning desire, the next step is to decide to achieve this by setting a specific goal.

Make the goal worthy of you. You are worthy of any goal, so set one that as Bob Proctor says, “scares and excites you at the same time’.

 

–          Direction – Network, expand your circle of influence

This is simple, and yet often undervalued or overlooked. A friend of mine attended a Luna Wilson seminar where he learnt that Network = Net worth. Think about it. How are you going to make a cent on your own?

How are you going to learn what you need, be inspired and mentored by only yourself? Expand your world. Network, find a mentor or mentors. Read the books, listen to the self-help audios and attend the training seminars.

 

–          Belief – Unwavering Confidence in yourself

You will not follow through on any decision truly unless you believe the goal you have set and more importantly, believe yourself worthy and capable of achieving it.

Repetition creates belief.

–          Action –  Involves ‘Doing’

This is the final principle; Action!! For this I suggest Googling the words ‘Action definition’. How many great ideas have you had, and lost.

A decision is not a decision until it is acted on. Action will create belief. Sitting still doing nothing will create and strengthen fear. Taking Action WILL destroy your fear.

Desire, Decision, Direction, Belief & Action.

 

 

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About Christopher Zuidam

My passions are: human potential/psychology/self-development, skateboarding, playing just about any sport, adventure/being active, travelling, learning, the studying and playing of musical instruments including voice and digitally music. I study by my own means, self-development books, seminars, audio learning and with like minded people. The four main things of interest for me are: 1. Growth and learning 2. Health and fitness 3. Music 4. Relationships
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