Know your past accomplishments and know that you'll succeed again!

Welcome to Article 3 of the 5 part series: Get Started toward Success.

I will congratulate you here because after you read this, you’ll be over half way through these 5 articles; as I’ve mentioned, most people would not be reading this because they would rather have life happen to them instead of controlling the part that they can control, which is quite a lot! You now can congratulate yourself if you’ve done the assignments from articles 1 and 2. If not, go back to Article 2 (which has a link to Article 1) and do those assignments first. To get the best results, do these in stepwise fashion. Finally, if you’ve done the “extra credit” you know that you are a high achiever and will realize your definition of success sooner than others.

Your last assignment was to write out your positive characteristics and choose your top 10 and work on them to improve them. Work on what you are best at; these traits are usually your most “natural” traits and are “meant to be”. They are what make you different from others; these are what make you, you!

Today I want to prove to you that you can and will be successful. I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting you but I can tell you that I believe with all of my being that you can be successful in every part of your life where you want to be successful.

“If one man can, any man (or woman) can” is a quote I’ve tried to keep in mind in my own personal success quest. Another which is similar is from the movie, The Edge; its: “What one man can do, another can do”. So you must know that if someone else has done it, you too can do it. But you may say, “No, because so and so had, was, (and you fill in the rest)”, making this person capable and not yourself. Alright then, here is why I know that you can succeed at anything (and I mean anything) that you desire. You’ve had success before, however small it may have been, which means that you can be successful in the future!

Any time that you (and I) face any challenge we need to take a look at our past accomplishments and tell our self that if we could get through (over, around, through) that, that we can do this new challenge also!

Today’s assignment is to set your timer for 10 minutes and write down all of your accomplishments up to this point in your life. Then, circle your top 10. Write these top 10 on a 3x5 card and keep it with you at all times. Look at it several times each day (especially when working on a specific goal) to remind yourself that you’ve been successful in the past so you know beyond any shadow of doubt that you will again be successful.

This is not to say that it will be “easy”. Again, look back at your accomplishments. I’m thinking that you’ll find your most prized accomplishments were the ones that did not come “easy”.

Make it a great day!

Terrific. Energizing. Results!

PS. Life is a game.
Have you heard a player being interviewed at the end of a game who states something like: “ I didn’t know how it was going to happen, but I knew it would happen, I knew that we would win the game”.

It’s the same with life. Be a player. Know that you are going to win. Expect things and they will appear! They will happen. In our next article we’ll discuss 10 other things that are most important to know to move forward toward success!

EXTRA CREDIT: When you’ve looked into your past for this exercise, no doubt you’ve remembered others who were instrumental in helping you with this struggle. Take time this week to contact them and tell them that you appreciate them having been there for you.

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