5 Necessary Steps For Reaching Success

By Patrikmacala

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Success is something, everyone tries to reach every day.

How much would you like to make this year, the best of your life?

Would you like to remember this year, as a breakthrough in your and your family´s life?

Of course, you´d like it. But many people don´t know what is necessary to turn dreams into reality.

Actually, for reaching everything you always wanted from life, there are only 5 things, you need to change.

That´s the reason, why I decided to write this article, where I am about to share with you those exact 5 steps, for turning your deepest dreams into everyday´s reality.

Let´s right dive in…

Clarity

The first thing you need to know is your WHY. You simply can not reach any of your dreams when you don´t know what those dreams are. Or when you have no clear idea WHY this dream is so important for you.

The fact is that people are much more willing to do anything for turning their dreams into reality only when they are deep inside convinced WHY they´re doing it.

One really successful company´s advisor comes to teach executives how to increase their revenue and how to deal with their coworkers. The first sentence he said: „If I´ll tell you to do something, and I can´t explain to you why should you do it – just DON´T DO IT!“

So, think, is XXX really my dream? WHY am I doing it? Why is it relevant to me?

One of the best basketball coaches was asked once, before a sprint race, who´d he bet on. He didn´t care who has the best physique, who is the fastest, he cared only on their WHY. He said: „I´d bet all my money on a person who said – „I am gonna win this race for my mom“.

For example – if you want to increase your income just for buying a new car and your competitor Joe wants to increase his income to provide a better education for his kids…

Who do you think is most likely going to make it? You, or Joe?

Who do you think will be more driven and motivated, You or Joe?

And which one is going to more likely give up in hard times, You or Joe?

So, the first rule is: Don´t pursue any of your dreams until you are deep down convinced it´s the most important thing for you. And understand, why are you doing it at all.

That leaves you with the second necessary step for success, and that´s…

Commitment

Right after you find out what you truly want and what your WHY is, you need to make a commitment.

Commit to your goal. Commit you do everything that´s in your power to change your dream into reality. But do it for real, not like the majority of people.

Until you are truly committed, you´re just playing around.

I remember how one night, as a college kid I ´ve got a great idea of starting my own business. I thought I am so special that I can do it easily. I thought I can work for an hour a day, and everything will work out greatly.

The truth? Not even I didn´t get what I want, but my life started to go the other way. Suddenly, I wasn´t happy, I was frustrated and angry all the time.

The things started to go the right direction the day I realized I have to be truly COMMITTED to my goal. Only then, I can finally rewire my brain and doing anything I can to secure my family.

The sad part is – the day, I finally understood the importance of committing was a 2 and a half years later. I wasted 2 and a half years just messing around because I wasn´t truly committed.

Learn from my mistake and make a real commitment right now! Say you are going to accomplish XXX, you will be focused and you´ll eliminate every possible distraction you are going to face.

So, you know what is your goal, why is this your goal, you are truly committed to pursuing it. Then you need to start gaining…

Competence

It doesn´t matter whether your goal is to become a better athlete, whether you want to build your business, lose weight or improve your relationship.

No matter what is your DREAM, you need to have the right knowledge and skills.

Does an auto mechanic repair your car, when he will be just committed and motivated? No, he needs to have the right knowledge and skills.

Would Arnold Schwarzenegger become Mr. Olympia, if he was only committed and driven? NO, he also needed to learn how to properly work out.

So, this step is pretty clear. To reach success in any area of your life, you need to have the right knowledge and skills. Period.

In fact, when I mentioned Arnold Schwarzenegger, I once read a story about him. The story is from a time when he was a pretty famous bodybuilder, but he had 1 weakness. His calves. He tried any strategy, but they didn´t work. He knew until he fixes it, he cannot be Mr. Olympia.

So, he heard about 1 coach from Australia, he flew all the way up there and asked this coach – what secret strategy should I use to finally strengthen my calves? He said: „There is no secret strategy, only REPS, and SETS.“

Which slowly droves us into another step, and that´s…

Work And Wait

Majority of today´s society would like to have results the day they start to pursue their dreams.

I was one of those people. As I mentioned earlier my business attempt. When I first came up into this idea, I literally saw myself lying on the beach and just relaxing.

I forgot one of the most important things from the equation – REPS and SETS. More precisely – HARD work. Well, I wish I could tell you, there is an easier way to get what you want. But, I don´t think, it is.

The good news is – when you fulfilled the steps 1 and 2 from this article, working toward your goals will never seem like hard work to you. It will never seem even like work to you.

If you want to lose weight, you need to do something for it. If you want to improve your relationship, you need to work for it. And everything that´s at least a little important for you, requires TIME.

So, keep in mind, even Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Work hard, enjoy the process and be PATIENT. When you think about it, patience is among the greatest skills you should develop for success. Simply because almost no-one else out there has this skill. Everyone wants to have results right now, which means, they´re much more likely to give up sooner than you do.

Everything valuable, require a time. Does a tree grow in one day? No, so don´t hurry, be patient and I am sure „your tree“ will eventually grow.

Confidence

The last, but not least, CONFIDENCE. It breaks my heart, every time I see a greatly talented, kind and nice person, being tricked or being pushed away, just because of he/she lack confidence.

Think about it, how many people (or maybe you´re one of them) you know, who could accomplish tremendous things in life, but lack of confidence cause, they rather give up.

Confidence is essential for keeping you „in a game“. Without confidence, you will most likely GIVE UP on your dreams the second something goes wrong.

There´re people, who are naturally confident. And on the other side are people (like me) who aren´t. Maybe, you´re one of those people, who need to learn how to increase confidence.

And it´s pretty simple. The first thing you need to change is your perspective. Many people look at confident people like superheroes, who don´t have fear, who always know what to do. The truth is, this couldn´t be further from the truth.

Brendon Burchard once said: „High performers are lot less Superman and lot more Clark Kent.“

Real confidence comes from your belief, to figure things out. You don´t have to know everything. You just have to know, you´re going to figure it out. By admitting you aren´t perfect and don´t know everything, you let other people help you, and that´s where the real confidence lies.

So, don´t be intimidated if you aren´t believing yourself as much as other people. Start small, study and keep in mind, you will figure it out. By doing it, you ´ll gain COMPETENCE which we already covered above. And by becoming more competent you´re gaining more confidence.

Conclusion

There´re only 5 Steps that are NECESSARY for succeed in any area of your life.

  • You can´t go pursue your dreams if you don´t know what those dreams are, and why you want to accomplish them.
  • Until you fully commit to working on your goals, you´re just bouncing around. And there isn´t 1 single person who succeed by just bouncing around.
  • To become successful in anything, you need to have the right skills and knowledge. You can work as hard as you can when you don´t have the right knowledge, you´re just wasting your time.
  • Nobody comes to you, and give everything you want on your table. You need to do something for it and persist until you will successfully accomplish it. Don´t give up to soon.
  • You might have anything I just mentioned, but when you don´t believe you succeed, you´ll most likely give up. Belief yourself and don´t let anyone discourage you.

Those were 5 basic steps needed for reaching success in every area of your life. I hope you liked this article, and if you´d like to find out more I created a 4-day Free VIP Training for people who want to get ahead in life as soon as possible.

Look forward to seeing you inside the training. 😊

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