A young woman wrote to me recently, telling me that her whole life had taken a different turn since she heard me ask the question, “What one great thing would you dare to dream if you knew you could not fail?” She wrote that, up to that time, this was a question she had never even dared to consider, but now, she thought of nothing else. She had realized, in a great, blinding flash of clarity, that the main thing separating her from her hopes and dreams was the belief in her ability to achieve them…. Read more
The starting point of great success and achievement has always been the same. It is for you to dream big dreams. There is nothing more important, and nothing that works faster than for you to cast off your own limitations than for you to begin dreaming and fantasizing about the wonderful things that you can become, have, and do…. Read more
The most important and the most highly paid form of intelligence in America is social intelligence, the ability to get along well with other people. Fully 85 percent of your success in life is going to be determined by your social skills, by your ability to interact positively and effectively with others and to get them to cooperate with you in helping you to achieve your goals…. Read more
Your ability to choose your mentors, in written form, on audio and video, and live at seminars, or even better, in person, can be the most important thing you do with your life. Here’s some advice on how to build better and more successful mentor-mentee relationships.
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Luck Factor #5: Personality
Personality is a key luck factor. The more positive, optimistic and cheerful you are, the more people will want to be around you and help you in any way possible. Lucky people also tend to be happy, positive people. They get along with others and they have wide networks of friends and contacts in a variety of different areas.
The second luck factor is the factor of activity. High levels of activity, especially pro-activity, increase the number of things that you do and thereby immediately increase the probability that you will do the right thing, at the right time, in the right way.
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There are more than 50 laws or principles of luck, which I call, “Luck Factors.” I am going to introduce you to seven of the most helpful luck factors, all of which are learnable by you. Each of these luck factors can be quickly incorporated into your life and can literally double your effectiveness and your results in a very short period of time…. Read more
Your ability to set goals and make plans for their accomplishment is the “master skill” of success. The development of this ability and your making it a lifelong habit will do more to assure high success and achievement in your life than any other skill you can possibly learn.
As with anything, you only own the process of goal setting by learning it and then by applying it over and over for yourself until it becomes automatic, like breathing in and breathing out. Your goal must be to become a continuous goal setter. You must become so clear and focused about what it is you want that every single hour of every day you find yourself doing things that are moving you in the direction of your own choosing.
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Some of the most important questions that you ever ask yourself on your journey through life are questions such as, “Why am I here?” “What do I really, really want in life?” “Where am I going?” “If I achieve all my goals, what would it look like?”
The most successful people are invariably those people who spend the most time thinking about who they are and where they are going, and then constantly evaluating and re-evaluating their progress in light of who they are and what they really want.
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I was reading some of my old blog posts over the weekend and I came across this one… one of my favorites. It’s so important to remember that you should always learn from the experts – you will never live long enough to learn everything yourself.