Do you want to be successful in life? Do you want the promotion at work? Do you want to be healthier and in shape? Of course you do. We all want to be the best we can possibly be. But doing so takes a strategy. In this post, I am going to walk you through a plan to become wildly successful in life. You can apply this plan to anything you want to achieve and if done right, you will succeed.
4 Steps To Being Wildly Successful
#1. Take Goal Setting To The Next Level
When most people make goals they do one of two things. They either come up with goals in their heads and leave them there or they write them down and put the paper in a drawer. It’s no wonder then why so many fail.
If you just leave a goal in your head, you are bound to forget about it considering how busy our lives are. And as for writing your goals down, this is a good step but if you put the paper in a drawer or file it away you are going to forget about it. After all, the saying “out of sight, out of mind” exists for a reason.
So to become wildly successful, you have to take goal setting to the next level. There are 3 parts to this:
- You still need to write your goals down, but you need to keep them visible
- You need to visualize your goals
- You need to share your goals
When you keep your goals in front of you, you see them on a regular basis and remember them. This will help you to take action on them each and every day.
When it comes to visualizing your goals, you need to close your eyes for 5 minutes and picture your life with your goal having been met. What does it look like? How does it feel? Work to see vivid detail in your visualizations. Studies have shown the power that comes from doing this and you need to start using this technique in your daily life.
Finally, you need to share your goals with others. Not the whole world but a select few people. For me, I have a best friend who like me, is trying to become wildly successful. So we share with each other our goals and we then hold each other accountable. Many times, just hearing his successes motivates me to push harder and keep trying more.
#2. Mentally Plan Ahead
Another reason people fail is because they listen to their emotions. Many times, our emotions guide us in the wrong direction. For example, take waking up to an alarm and hitting the snooze button. Why do you hit the snooze? Most likely it is because your emotions are telling you to do it. But you can overcome this.
Instead of just hitting the snooze, plan ahead. When you go to bed, think about getting up the next morning. You could hit the snooze. Or you could turn the alarm off and get into a hot, relaxing shower.
If you are stuck in traffic and some guy just cut you off, stop and play your favorite song. Get lost in that song instead of acting out against the guy who cut you off.
The point here is to plan ahead. Think about what might realistically go wrong and how you can overcome it. For the example of getting stuck in traffic, have your iPod charged with your favorite songs on a playlist. The more you can plan ahead and avoid hiccups, the more likely you will be to succeed.
Be sure to tie this back into your goal from the point above. Understand how doing something differently will aid you in your goal. Getting up without hitting the snooze will allow you not be rushed, maybe get to work earlier and get more done because you are not as stressed.
#3. Know Your Higher Calling
This is an important step not only in success but also in life. What is your higher calling? Or put differently, why do you want to be wildly successful? When you really stop and think about this, you might realize that you don’t want to be wildly successful for yourself but rather for your family. You want your kids to have what you had or better. You want your spouse to be able to stay home to raise the kids.
Whatever it is, take the time to really understand the reasons behind being wildly successful. This will help guide you along your journey.
#4. Look Long Term
Whenever you have something to do, take a minute to look at the long term. Ask yourself how this will impact you, either positively or negatively, towards reaching your ultimate goal. A great way to look at it is to say “I will do X because I want to achieve A, B, and C”.
If you want to achieve financial freedom (which would be A, B, or C) but you are eating out 7 days a week and buying a new car every 3 years (both X’s), you are never going to achieve your goal of becoming financially free.
So before you order out or buy that new car, take a minute and think. If you do X (buy the car) will it help you to achieve A, B, and C (financial freedom)? Most likely not. But if you drive your current car for 7 more years instead that will help you reach financial freedom.
When you learn to look at things in this light, you really understand how your day to day actions impact your life over the years to come.
You can become wildly successful, you just have to tweak the way you do things today. Making small adjustments will lead to more and more success down the road. Your first step is to visualize and find a friend who also has goals. Hold each other accountable.
From there, understand your higher calling or your purpose. Then you can begin to plan ahead and start thinking long term.
Understand this all won’t happen overnight. But in time, you will begin to experience success, which will compound upon itself leading you to becoming wildly successful.
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Hi, my name is Don and I run Breath of Optimism. This site is here to help you stay positive and become the best you can be. We only get one shot at life, so we might as well make the most of it.