The Science Behind Success and Achievement
Success, the accomplishment of one’s goals, is an absolute science. It’s not luck, chance, or hard work. (Although they help…)
A branch of knowledge or study dealing with a body of facts or truths systematically arranged and showing the operation of general laws
There are mathematical and physical sciences. Achievement of success is a science as well.
There are exact principles of thought and action that high achievers universally exhibit. You can make a conscious choice to act on these principles right now and by the laws of science, you will accomplish more. Simple. But not always easy.
Here they are, why they work, and how to apply them:
High achievers know exactly what they want.
They have a vision of their ideal future for both their business and personal life in measurable terms. These wants are written down which brings them power. It’s been said that everything is created twice. First in your mind, then in the world. Writing your goals down is the first step towards bridging the gap between dreams and reality. It’s the beginnings of tangible form once written. Do you have a written vision of what you want? If not, do it now. I have an inventory of close to 100 things I want to be, do, and have.
High achievers visualize themselves in possession of their desired results.
This activates the “Law of Attraction” which states- Having clearly seen and felt the end, you have willed the means to the realization of the end. Think, believe, and feel the reality of what you want. Not what you don’t want. Too many people focus here. Don’t fall into this trap. Any goal or thought (positive or negative) held at the conscious level must by universal law become reality. Whoa, that’s pretty powerful… Whether you know it or not, everyone is a high stakes player in visualization. After all, you’re always thinking about something. The questions is whether it is by default or design. What are the pictures you are focusing on? What pictures and feelings should you be focusing on? Make sure you are thinking the right things.
High achievers have an unbending belief in themselves and their abilities.
This becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy. It’s the “Law of Belief.” “Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.” Henry Ford said this back in 1947. As a person thinks, believes, and feels so will be the condition of his or her mind, body, and circumstances. Are your thoughts positive or negative? What do you expect your day to be like? If you expect excellence, you are likely to get it. This is attitude and attitude drives behavior. It follows that if you want to pick your results, pick your attitude. One that is rooted in belief. I KNOW that I can achieve what I want. Do you?
High achievers take action as if they were already in possession of what they want.
They think, work, and act “as if.” Don’t worry about how you got here. That bus left so you can’t catch it anymore. This is about how you are getting out of here. This is the ”Law of Expectancy.” You achieve what you expect to achieve. What are your expectations? Make sure they are clearly defined. (see #1)
Winners take full responsibility for their destiny and their results.
Where you are today, you created yesterday. Are you ok with that? You created everything you have today. What you thought, felt, and did last month, last week, yesterday created your today. This is the “Law of Cause and Effect.” Your thoughts and actions are the cause. What you are experiencing today is the effect. Too many people want to place blame somewhere. High achievers look inside of themselves for the answers to why they have or haven’t created the results they want. Where do you look? Once you take 100% responsibility, you give yourself the power to make things different, to get it right, and to produce the results you want. You will create your tomorrows today by what you think, feel, and do. Think about that…
Top performers build high leverage partnerships.
They realize that no one in this world can make it on their own. Choose your relationships and partners wisely, avoiding toxic people. Determine the 10 relationships you need to nurture over the next year if you want to 2X, 5X, 10X your business. Think along the lines of customers, vendors, partners, mentors, and coaches.
Great achievers are great givers.
Don’t be so fast to be a “go getter.” Be a “go giver.” Achievers provide ten times more value than they ask in return. Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment. This is the “Law of Value.” The more you give without expectation, the more the universe will give to you. Shifting your focus from getting to giving is the simplest, most fulfilling and most effective path to success in business and in life. How can you serve better? How can you create more value for your customers?
So there you have it. The science of achievement and success.
It doesn’t matter if you don’t believe in these principles. They ae still always at work. Just like it doesn’t matter if one day you stop believing in gravity. It you climb to the top of a ten story building and jump off the roof, you will always go down. Never up. If you apply this science to yourself, you will get more of the results that you want. It’s the way that science works.
I’ve lived these principles now for over 25 years and have created a great deal of success for myself. I’ll live and practice them for another 25 and then maybe I’ll have them mastered.
We can talk about this science and its application to you for hours and hours.
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