Listed below are ten principles of success to always remember. These are ideas many of us already know or have seen elsewhere. We often need to be reminded of important lessons we’ve already discovered but quickly forget.
1. There is no progress without action.
What is not started today is never finished tomorrow. Some of the greatest ideas never made it. Why? Because the genius behind the idea failed to take action. So take action now and begin to move in the right direction. Once you get started every step afterwards gets easier and easier. Eventually, what had once been invisible, starts to become visible, and what once felt unattainable, starts to become a reality.You must believe you can. It all starts with a dream. Add confidence, and it becomes a belief. Add commitment, and it becomes a goal in sight. Add action, and it becomes a part of your life. Add determination and time, and your dream becomes a reality.
3. You are the only person responsible for your success.
The best part of your life will start on the day you decide your life is your own – no one to lean on, rely on, or blame. You are in control of your future. Believe with all your heart that you will do what you were made to do. It may be tough at times, but don’t give up. There is no happiness and success to be found by playing it safe and settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
4. Failure is necessary.
Don’t wake up at seventy-five years of age sighing over what you should have tried, but didn’t because you were afraid to fail. Just do it, and be willing to fail and learn along the way. Very few people get it right the first time. In fact, most people fail to get it right the first few times. If what you tried today didn’t turn out as you hoped, tomorrow is a new opportunity to do it differently. Interpret each failure as a lesson on the road to success.
5. Persistence always wins.
As Winston Churchill once said, “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” It may take more than one swing to compose an efficient hit, so make sure not to give up on strike #1. And remember, a river cuts through rocks not because of its power at a given moment, but because of its persistence over time.
6. Focus is everything.
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About Chris Banescu:
Chris is an entrepreneur, business consultant, small business owner, writer, speaker, attorney, and university professor. He is a business management and e-commerce specialist with an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for excellence.
His career experience spans small and medium-sized companies, Fortune 500 corporations, traditional and online universities, and several Internet and entrepreneurial ventures. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing from New York University and a Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern University School of Law.