10 Essentials for Success

by Millionaire Mommy Next Door on January 7, 2009

in Guest Post,Success Principles

Publisher and Editorial Director of SUCCESS magazine, Darren Hardy, offers the following advice on how to make 2009 your best year ever:

1. Decide to be Successful – Success is not a dream, hope or fantasy; it is a decision. Make the decision to change, improve and act on your ambitions.

2. Design your Best Year Yet – As an architect would design a skyscraper, write out the goals, plans and actions it will take to achieve the life you want to live.

3. Identify Your Passion – What are your unique interests, talents and gifts? Passion attracts success. Find what you love to do – you will never “work” again.

4. Program Yourself for Success – You will see, perceive, expect and create what you think about. To program your mind for success – read watch and listen to materials that will support your success.

5. Surround Yourself with Success – You are the combined average of the five people you hang around the most. Surround yourself with healthy, success-minded achievers.

6. Model Success – The best way to learn to be successful at anything is to find someone who is where you want to be and model their success habits.

7. Master the Fundamentals – Don’t complicate it. About a half a dozen things make up 90%+ of what it takes to be successful at anything. Keep it simple.

8. Get Fit – The mind cannot achieve what the body cannot perform. Your family, friends and career and future depend on your good health. Make it priority No. 1.

9. Remember What’s Important – At the end of the journey what will have mattered most will be your relationships – the people you love and those that love you. Make sure they are on your goal list.

10. Make a Difference – What do you want your life’s legacy to be? You have the power to make a positive difference – to a single person, a neighborhood, a community, a nation, the world. Realize that power in 2009.

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Eliminate Debt Blog January 7, 2009 at 9:08 pm

What I have found to actually work is surrounding yourself with success. I took away all the people who were dragging me down and being negative and hung out with people who are like-minded as me.

You learn so much from them that you become them!


Kathryn January 8, 2009 at 6:27 am

Thanks for sharing this list. I think he nailed it, Jen.


Mo January 8, 2009 at 6:29 am

timely reminder. am planning an event which I now plan to be very very successful!


Johnny January 11, 2009 at 10:40 am

Those are all really good tips. Thanks for sharing them.


Jerry January 29, 2009 at 4:01 pm

I think that last tip is a gem. No matter what field you are in, from accounting to insurance to zookeeping, you can always look for ways to make a difference in people’s lives. That is what leads to positive moves toward ultimate success, in my mind.


Chris - the Rotater February 5, 2009 at 8:24 pm

Outstanding and classic. Live it and then reap it.


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