The Ten Basic Success Rules For 2013
December 4, 2012
Part Two of a Two-Part series
Last week, we zipped off the first five Laws of success for 2013. This week, we wrap it up with the next five. Follow these laws, and experience ultimate success in the upcoming great year of 2013!
2013 LAW #6: IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PEOPLE!
Anything you have ever achieved in life comes as a result of YOU enlisting the hard work and support of others. While you may have built things yourself, you never achieve success in a vacuum. Someone did something FOR you that HELPED to make you a success. If you understand this very simple concept, you can be APPRECIATIVE of others. We like to say, "What you appreciate appreciates YOU, and what you DE-preciate, depreciates YOU. The lesson here is to appreciate those who are helping you to success. Drop the depreciation. Everyone is here to help you succeed, you simply want to figure out how to have them help you!
2013 LAW #7: ATTITUDE MEANS ALTITUDE
If you think you can, you will. If you think you can't, you won't. You always prove yourself correct. Your attitude is choice, REGARDLESS of circumstance. You choose your thoughts, and Attitude is a thought. Choose your thoughts and attitudes carefully. Want to go "up" in life in 2013? Adjust your attitude upward and watch the success flow to you. It's amazing how much you can achieve if you only maintain the "can-do" attitude. It will be welcomed by others, and cause you to attract great success in 2013. Good attitudes are CONTAGIOUS, but so are bad attitudes. Create an environment around you that is welcoming and good, and you will be guaranteed success. Carry around a bad and negative attitude, and we all know what kind of year lays ahead for you!
2013 LAW #8: DETERMINATION SUCCEEDS
Know that your determination level goes hand in hand with your success level. If you are determined, it will be so. "If it is to be, it is up to me" is the truth. I have seen determined people accomplish amazing things time after time, when all odds were technically against them. But they never gave up. They got up day after day, never stopped, never slowed, they worked and worked and stayed focused, determined for the outcome they wanted. Determination is also a choice. You choose to be determined, and you choose to give up. Which are you, which will you choose in 2013? Will you choose determination, or will you give up?
2013 LAW #9: PROBLEM-SOLVERS WIN
Everyone lives amongst the exact same external conditions. But some have the ability to see how to fix the problems at hand. These are the leaders in society. In your career, you will be rewarded commensurate to the size and number of problems you solve. We are all paid, professional problem-solvers. Solve more problems, and experience more and more success. The ultimate successful person will tell you they LOVE problems, they jump right into them, because they know that within the PROBLEM lies the OPPORTUNITY. I always love to think of the desk we sit at is a "Problem Desk." My job is to solve problems using the resources I have at hand. So, if I run out of problems, I run out of business. Embrace and love your problems. They are helping you to become great.
2013 LAW #10: DO WHAT YOU LOVE, LOVE WHAT YOU DO
This is the biggest law. We talk about this a lot here in Success Tips. By doing what you love, you will be GREAT at it. Time will be inconsequential, you will be in a "flow," it will be a labor of love. It's "natural." Put yourself in a position to always be doing what you love to do in life. Greatness will be your reward.
As we look out across the great year of 2012 wrapping up, we look forward into 2013. While many are saying the future looks murky, if you follow the 10 basic rules for success, you will feel that the future (and your future in particular) is very bright. Don't listen to the naysayers, doomsayers, downers, and negative ones. Know that for every "bad", there is a "good," that's just Universal Law that cannot be changed. Focus on finding your opportunity in 2013, focus on your attitude, doing what you love, and become the success that you were always supposed to be.
There is much to accomplish, much to do, incredible opportunity immediately in front of us, and, as I like to tell our staff daily, "We are JUST getting started here!" Happy holidays to you and your family! Here's to the best year ever -- the GREAT 2013!