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The 6 “Must Know” Steps To Lifetime Success As Well As Wealth

The 6 “Must Know” Steps to Lifetime Success and Abundance

So much has been written about success. So many success programs, books, CDs, and other media exist on the subject. A Google search (06.29.10) on the keyword “success” returns over 335-million results. The term is like one tiny star in the cosmos. I think it’s safe to say that ‘success’ is/has been an over-used word throughout our human world and throughout (recorded) history. It’s also fair to say that success means something different for each and every person, and yet most would agree that a simple and accurate definition might be: to obtain a desired result (or set of results).  It is also fair and accurate to say that every successful person followed 6 absolutely essential steps to achiever their success…even if they did not know they were following those 6 steps!  In a moment I will share those “must know” steps with you.
Perhaps Dr. Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993) was among the first of the modern-day success gurus with his “Power of Positive Thinking” work (circa 1956). And today we have success consultants, coaches, lecturers, and millions more people who make their living in one fashion or another from/on the subject of success. In just my amazing lifespan (I’m 48), the technology boom has been so overwhelming that it has made the world smaller in many senses, and yet so much more confusing because of all the voices that are now heard, and the resulting information overload. But success has not changed, in and of itself; only the terms of measurement are ever-changing.
I remember thinking as a troubled teenager: why is there no ‘owner’s manual’ for living a successful life? I would ponder being alone in a cold world; born unto role models, teachers, and influencers, and yet ultimately we must invent our own ‘success manual’ for living. My brother used to accuse me of thinking too much, but my internal response was to say: is that such a bad thing? An extension of much of my early thoughts was to be in awe of the humility of life; the more I learned, the more I realized how little I truly knew. Further, there was the wish that I were somehow smarter than I am…and I admit to that wish even now. As time progressed I studied these success gurus and motivational experts. It was then that a success manual did emerge from my thoughts.
There is a six-step system that virtually guarantees success and abundance in all areas of life, and the ability to maintain success over a lifetime! Every once in a while something special and unexpected comes along. True, not very often does something new appear on the scene, but it certainly happens. Yes, even though it might seem that success is an exhausted, and exalted subject, I have assembled in detail the exact six steps that are necessary to achieve lifelong success. Show this to virtually anyone and I doubt they will disagree with these steps!
Step 1 is motives/motivation. Just as every successful building stands upon proper footings and foundation, knowing your motives and motivation is the foundation for building success.  A warning: it is all too easy to mistake goals and desires for these motives and motivation, so be careful to think this through most carefully!  Motives are the “why” question; motives and motivation move us forward and keep us going because they are at the very heart of WHY we want the things we want. Here’s one example: many people mistake money or wealth as a motive or motivation, yet money is never the motive or motivation…no, it is whatever that money buys you – why you want that money – that is the motive/motivation!  Perhaps money buys back your time to spend that time as you want; the motive, then, is freedom! Money buys freedom and choices! So, the motive and motivation for money and

The 6 “Must Know” Steps To Lifetime Success As Well As Wealth

Thu, January 19 2012 » Uncommon