Did you ever wonder why some people seem to find success in everything they do? Are they just luckier than the rest of us? I don’t think so. What may seem like luck to many people, actually boils down to a few principles that these folks execute with great precision.
Successful people know exactly where they are going before they begin.
You need to crystalize your vision not only for business success, but also for your ideal lifestyle you want to achieve. Being clear on your ideal lifestyle is critical. If your financial security and business success come at the expense of sacrificing your personal life, is this really what you want?
Successful people have a plan.
Not just any plan, but a detailed plan that they turn into a roadmap to follow. This doesn’t mean that these folks are afraid to alter their plan if they see a better way. Changes and adjustments will always be necessary along the way. Part of any plan should include anticipating obstacles you are likely to encounter and ways to overcome these hurdles.
Successful people always execute the plan and see it through.
These are the people that do what needs to be done even when they don’t feel like doing it. They are also the folks that keep calendars, plan their day the night before, and use things like time blocking to stay on track. If they lose their focus, they are quick to get it back. They are likely to be very organized, or have someone they work closely with that is.
Successful people always follow up.
A lot of people are great at starting things, but those with ultimate success are always the “last ones standing”. What I mean by this is that they continue to execute their plan long after others have stopped. They don’t get swayed by the “shiny object syndrome” and start chasing after the next big thing. They stay on their path with focused effort, making adjustments as necessary.
They follow up with prospects, make sure their marketing stays on track, and they nurture and build relationships. In time, they become an expert in their field seemingly without a lot of effort. But it is just these habits that make them successful.
Someone once said, “The harder I work, the luckier I get”. I hope to change that saying to, “The smarter I work the luckier I get”.