What exactly is the key to success in life?
This may be the question of someone who desperately wants to get to another level in their life.
In this post, we will be looking at the beliefs and behaviors that lead to success and how you can change into that person that will not only attract, and achieve success but maintain it.
Success Or Poverty Can Be As A Result of Our Way of Life
Is there a key to success?
Well, a better question would be; what actions or behaviors lead to success? or are there things I could do to guarantee the success I seek? The answer is YES!
Studies in the field of human potential suggest that our actions and behaviors -our way of life- determine our results or outcomes.
Repeated actions and behavior become a way of life. And a way of life, if consistent, would continue to give us consistent predictable results.
Key To Success: Same Action, Expecting Different Results?
If this is true, then outcomes such as success, failure, poverty, or addictions are all outcomes or results produced as a result of repeated actions, behaviors, or ways of life.
If poverty, addiction, or success, are outcomes or results produced by our way of life, then we will continue to have these results as long as we continue with the actions or behaviors (way of life) that produced them in the first place.
Someone said, insanity is, putting in the same action, and expecting a different result.
Key To Success: How Do We Change Our Results
To change your results, you must change the actions and behavior that produce that result. This is the first key to success.
However, our beliefs influence and determine our behavior, actions, and way of life.
To change your behavior (way of life) you first change the beliefs that sustain the behavior. This is the second key to success.
Poverty or failure is like an addiction you remain in it because you think changing is hard! What is hard is being broke.
How Our Beliefs Power Our Behaviors & Results
‘Success Is Hard Mindset’
This is the reason 99% of the world’s population remains in poverty, addiction, or destructive behaviors. ‘The -it -is-hard- mindset’.
But what is hard about making money really in this age and time?
When you can easily learn affiliate marketing and sell other people’s products.
Learn blogging or you-tubing?
You remain poor and unsuccessful out of fear!
Negative Key To Success: Fear
Fear thrives amidst ignorance and incompetency but knowledge and mastery drive it out. This is a key to success!
Someone in fear ( a belief that something negative may happen) may find it difficult to leave her comfort zone- a job or line of business she is familiar with-to pursue a dream or career path she is unsure of.
In other words, fear (a belief that the outcome may end badly) now controls her actions and behavior (inability to try something new hence remaining in her current job).
Do you see how our beliefs (state of mind) influence our actions and behavior subconsciously?
Fear Is Good
It is important, however, to understand that fear is a good thing. It is an inbuilt survival mechanism for our survival and continues existence. Fear is meant to keep us Safe.
A friend of yours may continue to live in a poisonous environment as long as he is unaware of the dangers.
Hence, there is nothing wrong with being fearful once in a while in our daily lives, however, it is not okay, to remain in a state of fear or make decisions based on fear.
Key To Success: Overcoming Fear
Can I have your attention, please? I want to give you a powerful key to success in life.
We only fear what we do not know. Fear suggests that you are in the unknown or that you lack knowledge in that area. You do not know enough.
And, it’s okay and wise to fear what you do not know. However, the most sensible and wisest thing to do at that point is to seek knowledge.
You may have to look for a coach-someone who is already achieving the results you seek or buy materials to educate your ignorance. This is how to overcome fear-Faith. And faith (a belief in a positive outcome) comes from knowledge.
We survive with fear, but we thrive with faith!
A Positive Key To Success: Believe (Building Your Belief)
Faith ( a strong belief in the positive outcome of that which you seek) is a powerful key to success because it influences our actions.
Here are some ways to increase your Faith/Belief in self:
- Increase in Knowledge: The more I learn about human potential and capability, the more I became confident in my ability to succeed.
- Research: Seek to know the market size, opportunities, and benefits in the path you seek to follow. The more I learned about the rewards and opportunities in my business, the more faith I had in my mission.
3. Build Competence/ Learn: The more you learn, the more you gain mastery. When you have developed competence in a particular area or have a gift or talent in a specific field of endeavor, you build confidence in yourself.
4. Mentorship: Seek out those who have succeeded in your area of interest and learn from them.
just like addiction, we remain poor, unsuccessful, and broke because we think success is hard to come by.
This belief gages us and limits our ability to act towards getting a different outcome.
I hope I have been able to at least change your mind a little bit about success.
This is a series and you can go check out part two of this series here.
Feel free to reach me via the comment section on how this came through to you.
Peace & love.