3 Explosive Techniques to Becoming Successful at Everything You Do

You Don’t Want Success Bad Enough

That’s the first explosive technique. In order to achieve success you must possess the burning desire to succeed. That sounds like a no-brainer, but it’s far from it. The reality is that the majority of the 201,000 people worldwide Googling’ “How To Be Successful” every month don’t really want it that bad. They just like the idea of success, or would like to be successful. Or maybe their fear of failure is greater than their will to succeed. Either way, they don’t want success that bad.

That’s not true. I tried to be successful and failed.

Then you stand right back up and try again! You keep trying. You keep persevering until you reach your goals. Failures are just obstacles that will inevitably get in our way. And what separates a successful person from a failure is that the successful person kept failing until he succeeded.

So, how bad do you want success?

Do you want it bad enough that even when your friends and closest family members are calling you a fool for even trying, and after you’ve failed miserably right in front of their faces, you’re willing to get right back up and put forth 120% of your efforts towards achieving your goal?

And it doesn’t matter what your dream is. You may fantasize about being the starting point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers one day, or you may simply want to lose 30 pounds. The same principle applies. It doesn’t matter if you’re 27 or 87 – it’s up to you to put forth the effort to succeed, overcome your failures and keep fighting when the world is in your ear telling saying, you can’t do it.

Do you want success that bad? If you do,

Take Action

A pretty intelligent man by the name of Napoleon Hill once said, “Action is the real measure of intelligence.

Take action. It sounds so simple, but the reality is very few people ever take action to accomplish their dreams. They talk to you about their dreams, their goals, what they would like to do, but every time you see them they’re in the exact same place as the last time you say them – still dreaming about what they could do.

Stop saying saying what you’re going to do, or what you want to do – And do it! Take action. Don’t be one of those people with dozens of dreams and goals that never does anything to attain them.

But I’m waiting for the right time.

Now is the right time to take action! Don’t wait until tomorrow to do what you can do today. And certainly don’t let the fear of failure influence your decisions. Another very intelligent man once said, “The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself.” I think his name was Roosevelt something. Regardless, he was right. If you let fear drive your life, you’ll never get anywhere. Take action. It’s the only road to success there is.

Resilient Focus

If you want to be successful you can’t lose sight of the goal. Keep your eye on the prize.

The minute you start deviating your focus and let others influence your plans, you’re destined for failure. Which is why I don’t like to involve my friends and relatives in my plans, because for the most part none of them will have any motivation for me, and instead bombard me with objections. So why even get them involved?

Sometimes it’s inevitable to reveal what you’re up to, but be prepared for the flood of negativity to come your way. Not many friends and family members are supportive when you tell them you’re building a spaceship in your back yard. And many of them do it out of fear for you – they don’t have your vision, so they assume you’re going to fail. So for the most part, try to keep your plans for success as close to you as possible.

And again, stay focused.

This is where it gets tough for most people. Do you have what it takes to say no to drinking with friends, or partying on Friday nights? To some of you that may come as a huge sacrifice.

But, is it really? What are you sacrificing? Some beers, some dancing, some time to “disconnect.” When in turn you could be one step closer to your goals. One step closer to success. It doesn’t seem like much of a sacrifice to me.

And if it does to you, you probably don’t want success bad enough.

If you want to be successful, you’re going to have to want it as much as you want to breath. That’s what it takes to be successful. If Thomas Alva Edison hadn’t failed 2,000 times, yet persevered while trying to invent in incandescent light bulb, we’d still be reading books by the fire. But he had a vision – and he wasn’t going to let 2,000 failures get in his way. That’s the attitude we need to succeed.

To sum it all up,

Decide if you want success bad enough, take action, and never, ever lose sight of the goal.

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