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The 5 Keys to Success

Someone once said, “The key to happiness is having dreams.  The key to success is making your dreams’ come true.”  Today I want to talk about making your dreams come true.  I want to talk about five keys that will help turn your dreams into reality.

Without further adieu….

5 Must Read Keys to Success:

 

1. Preparation

 

“The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.”

~Benjamin Disraeli

 

Success loves preparation.  If the perfect opportunity presented itself today, would you be ready?  It’s better to be ready and not have an opportunity, then to have an opportunity and not be ready.

To succeed, you must be ready when opportunity comes.  Spend your time preparing for success, when your opportunity comes, you’ll be glad you did.

 

2. Work

“Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.” ~Anonymous

 

All failures know that success is simply a matter of luck, they know it’s just a matter of being at the right place at the right time, they know with assurance that success is directly linked to good ole fashion chance.

However, those who have succeeded know that success is directly and proportionally linked to work.  Even an amazing strategy can’t guarantee success.  Zig Ziglar said, “The most practical, beautiful, workable philosophy in the world won’t work – if you won’t.”

You have to put in the time.  However, when you put in the time, it makes success all the more sweet.  When you come from “behind” and do the impossible, it makes success as sweet as a honeycomb. John H. Johnson said, “I believe the greater the handicap, the greater the triumph.”

3. Remember the Golden Rule

“Success is still the constant application of the Golden Rule.” ~Anonymous

 

Never forget the golden rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”  That’s the key to success.  Serve your clients as you would have them serve you.  Meet their needs as you would have them meet your needs.  Give them prices that you would want to pay, exceed their expectations in a way that you would want your expectations to be exceeded.

When you follow the golden rule, you open the door to success.

 

4. Confidence

“Confidence is the companion of success.” ~Anonymous

If you don’t believe in your abilities, don’t be surprised if no one else does either.  Your negative thoughts about yourself send a signal throughout the world that others pick up on and respond accordingly.  If you’re broadcasting the station “Depression 108.7” then others will treat you like you’re depressed.

But, when you believe in yourself and your potential, people pick up that signal, and they will treat you according to how they believe, you believe, you should be treated.  Did you get that?

 

5. Lead

“A most important key to successful leadership is your ability to direct and challenge the very best that is in those whom you lead.” ~Anonymous

 

To be successful you must be a great leader.  There’s probably nothing more difficult than being a great leader.  It’s easy to be selfish, it’s easy to only be concerned with your needs, your wants and your desires.  But to succeed you have to lead!  You have to do what’s best for the people; you must bring the best out of those in whom you lead.

When you really lead, you will succeed.

 

Thank you for reading and be sure to pass this article along.

Mr. Self Development is an author who teaches a motivational and practical guide to success. Please visit him at Mr. Self Development.com.

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  • http://www.Mazzastick.com Justin | Mazzastick

    I like the idea of being prepared for success. How many times has an opportunity passed us by because we were not prepared for it? I will focus on this idea for today.

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      • Kyle Russell

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        • Guest

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  • Naam

    Good Article always.Thank you for sharing.For me it still hard to have confidence in my self even many time can doing good and success.

  • http://gmail.com Hitanjan Barman

    i am going to follow this.i think anyone can do miracle with perfect preparation,is it true??

    • Triston J. Taylor

      I have always said: If you want a miracle you should be one. If you accomplish something great to your own surprise, you were obviously more prepared than you believed. Life prepares us for many things. Your goals and successes will be more focused when you intend, plan for and execute preparation.

      • Triston J. Taylor

        There are three perfect things in this universe: +1, 0 (zero or neutral,) and -1. Beyond that I don’t know what to tell you. A few examples:

        Heaven, Earth, and Hell
        Ahead, Here, Behind
        True, Nothing, False
        Positive Energy, Neutral Energy, Negative Energy

        All of these things are relative to something else. Perfection is a concept of perception. What is perfect for you is less than desirable for another, etcetera… etcetera… etcetera… So when someone tells you nothing is perfect you can believe that IT is.

  • J Foster

    I’ve told many of people about your twitter feed. It continues to be the only feed I read every day because the content is so good. Great article today for a startup business!

  • http://www.thoughtful-self-improvement.com/Change-Your-Thoughts.html/Habits.html Thoughtful Self Improvement

    I agree totally with the first 4 ‘keys’. It’s your last point that I disagree with.

    I don’t think you need to be a ‘leader’ to succeed. It depends on your definition of success. Grandma Moses was a successful artist without being a leader. I know of some ‘successful’ businessmen who are not ‘leaders’ as much as tyrants.

    • Triston J. Taylor

      Grandma moses most certainly brought out the best in someone with her art. Sometimes we need a leader sometimes we don’t but in a world where you don’t live alone, success is measured by how you and others profit from your works.

      Even if you live alone you must still lead yourself to victory.

  • http://ericchaump.wordpress.com Eric Chaump

    I think it’s great how you tied together opportunity and preparation. Yes, great opportunities will come about during our lives, but the only way to take advantage of those opportunities is to be prepared. Recognizing opportunities before they arise and having a plan for those opportunities is, in my opinion, the number one key to success.

    My blog is actually centered around the idea of preparation as it relates to our careers. There’s always the possibility that we could lose our job without notice. It’s important to be prepared and have a plan if that were to ever happen.

    Thanks,
    Eric

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    • fish

      Haha yup! “Luck is when preparation meets opportunity”

  • http://www.peppervirtualassistant.com/ Marco Paulo

    These are really good points. I especially like the part about having confidence. It reminds me of the film “Catch Me If You Can,” wherein Leonardo played the role of Frank Abagnale, Jr, a con artist. He was so brilliant and was oozing with confidence, which made people believe to whatever he claims to be.

    I’m going to use this list and I will add “determination” as the 6th key. Thanks for sharing.

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    This is the hokiest think I’ve ever read.

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    Great booster! 

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  • Djamik_john

    Good article, Be ready, work hard, treat others like you would treat yourself, never doubt in yourself, be a great leader, and I would add having a good connections leads to be the most successful!

  • HAHA

    I LIKE THE TIPS I’LL TRY TO FOLLOW THE ADVICE I’LL TRY TO PREPARATE MY SEFT TOBE SUCCESS… BY STOP OF BE SHY–BE A GREAT LEADER—AND SNIFF THE OPPORTUNITIES OUT

    IT IS SO DEPPRESIVE HOW THE TEEN AND YOUNG PEOPLE SPEND THEIR LIVE IN THINGS THAN DONT MAKE FUCKING SENCE LIKE DRUGS ALCHOOL AND OTHER THINGS

    HOPEFULLY FOR A CHANGE!!!

  • HAHA

    I LIKE THE TIPS I’LL TRY TO FOLLOW THE ADVICE I’LL TRY TO PREPARATE MY SEFT TOBE SUCCESS… BY STOP OF BE SHY–BE A GREAT LEADER—AND SNIFF THE OPPORTUNITIES OUT

    IT IS SO DEPPRESIVE HOW THE TEEN AND YOUNG PEOPLE SPEND THEIR LIVE IN THINGS THAN DONT MAKE FUCKING SENCE LIKE DRUGS ALCHOOL AND OTHER THINGS

    HOPEFULLY FOR A CHANGE!!!

  • HADIA AFTAB

    when i was reading this i fell my self bigger and feeling like i can do this and i will…………………… it great website!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i want to become brain surgen and just  to take posions in class1 tolast…………………………. i’ll folw it                                                                  hADIA AFTAB

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  • dhruv

    i am going to follow this.i think anyone can do miracle with perfect preparation,is it true??

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    You forgot Something. its the DESIRE!. Having a Strong Desire. A Desire Like FIRE is the biggest key to success in Everything. i hope i could help
     

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    Thanks Alot To Share This Key 

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    We go to sleep in a dream in mind, but what’s important? We have to wake up with a purpose in mind. The dream and vision have to turn into a big challenging purpose during the night. That’s the key to success in my humble opinion. Learn more about the key to success at http://www.empowernetwork.com/kefczan/blog/the-key-to-success/?id=kefczan

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  • Prince

    success is not a joke,if all people will got it,think who will work….???and if no one want’s to become a hardworker like sweeper,cleaner,sugerkane cutter.. etc. so who will work in that area.. Do you want success.. please 1st change your thinking and attitude.. it will effect’s on your life…

  • Shaun Maloney

    If you don’t believe in your abilities, don’t be surprised if no one else does either…fantastic way of putting it.

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  • Truth

    This does not help no one knows the key to sucess, when people do become successful they forget about the time they wanted to become successful. However when they do become successful they don’t want to help others who needs help to become successful. But that’s the kind of world we live in today.

  • http://www.onestoppersonaldevelopment.com/ Chim Aaron

    Very useful tips. Personally I don’t believe in luck. I believe you create your own luck. I forget now who it was who said the harder he worked the luckier he got! I want to be in control of my destiny.

  • katharper

    This is a great reminder … particularly the bit about being prepared for success. I also love ‘the golden rule’. Thank you ;)

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    Very inspiring thank you

  • Don

    Confidence is a big one. If you don’t believe in yourself 100% who will? You have to make sure you know your dream in and out!

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    this is so right i will continue to follow this

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    Superb!
    Zig Ziglar said, “The most practical, beautiful, workable philosophy in the world won’t work – if you won’t.”

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    Good Article always.Thank you for sharing.For me it still hard to have confidence in my self even many time can doing good and success.

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  • fish

    Well said….I knew it!

  • Adithya

    Wait should’nt the key to success be important for your grades instead?

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  • Marc Goldberg

    I would love to succeed and I think the real key is to figure out how to get back up off the ground every time you fall, I wrote this about it, I hope you like it http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/how-often-do-you-fail/

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