What Self-Help Books Will Tell You

I’ve read numerous self-help and success books and I have noticed a common pattern for success. Here are the steps to success that I have seen from these self-help books:

  1. Envision what success means. The first step is to determine what success means to you. How will you know that you are successful if you don’t even know what success means? This is where a dream book comes in handy. A dream book can be a photo album with pictures of things that show you exactly what you mean by success. For example, your dream book could have a picture of a huge house overlooking a bright and sunny beach, or a picture of a happy family, or a picture of a toned body with six-pack abs.
  2. Set high goals. Goals are your milestones to success. Each goal should bring you closer to your definition of success.
  3. Believe that you can achieve your goal. Nothing will happen if you do not believe in your self.
  4. Plan for success. Your goals will not be achieved without some planning on your part. Think it through and find the best way to get to your goal.
  5. Be disciplined. Do the right things at the right time. Each time you do a thing that is not in your plan, you are undermining your success. A helpful tip here is to start each day by writing down the six most important things to do for the day. Prioritize the list, and do each one according to priority. Proceed to the next task only if you complete the preceding task. If you do not complete all six things, carry the unfinished tasks over to the next day and assign them the highest priority.
  6. Never give up. Keep at it even when obstacles come your way, and believe me they will.
  7. Learn something new every day. When you improve yourself, you discover faster ways of doing things, or better tools to use in your daily life. When you make it a point to do this every day, learning will become a habit for you.

That’s it folks. I hope this helps you take your first step towards success. Go go go!


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