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The Fundamentals of Success

POWER SUMMARY

Experience
Information
Certainty
Decisions
Action

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There are 5 fundamentals of success that are the core of creating success in your life. Just as any great, in any area of life will tell you, you need to practice the basics, master the basics and use the basics.

Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and Vince Lombardi – to mention a few – subscribe to this principle, and look where it got them.

Most people get too wrapped up in the “secret” action, that if they only knew it, would provide them with instant success and gratification. While it would be great if this were the case – on second thought if everyone could do that it would be a very different reality – but we need to put forth consistent effort using the core fundamentals that I will outline below.

  • Experience

    Before we can create what we want in life, we need to know what we want to create. For if we do not know what we want, we will create anything.

    First, you need to be clear in your mind about what you want to create. One great tool is to visualize, as clear as you can, a vivid image of your intended reality. Then, try to see the reality as if it were your future – through your own eyes – and experience the joy, and pleasure of your newly created reality.

  • Information

    Second, we need to gather just enough information so we can make a decision or take action. Many people get stuck here doing too much research, and ultimately become paralyzed though “analysis paralisys”.

    The key is to get just enough information so you can make an informed decision – not perfect (never perfect!) – you will get feedback from your action, and that is the goal. You want to be able to go in the right direction, not down the perfect road.

  • Certainty

    This is a major difference between winners and losers. If you look at some of the greats in life, they have tremendous certainty about what they are doing or about who they are. Either way, this transfers to their appearance of being confident – and confidence sells!

    Michael Jordan was a great example of this – he would take the shot when the game was on the line…because he was certain he could do it! While he didn’t make the basket every time, he took the risk, and was confident enough to do so.

  • Decisions

    No matter what, you’re making a decision – whether you intend to or not. If you don’t make a decision, you’ve made the choice not to do anything…and that is far worse than if you attempted to do something and did not obtain your intended outcome, or as most people know it, fail to reach your goal.

    Decisions are something that successful people do every day – and very successful people are good at making decisions. The more you perform a skill, the better you will become at it. Every time you are faced with a decision, view it as an opportunity to increase your decision making skill, and then stick with it!

  • Action

    Action – the most important of all the fundamentals put together! If you do only one of these, I urge you to always take action. And take massive action when ever you can!!!!

    No great person ever made it to where they are today by sitting on their hands, they got out there and they took action…they made many mistakes, failed many times, and took more action because of it!

One of the best books I’ve read to date that covers the power of taking action has to be without a doubt Awaken the Giant Within : How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny! (link to Amazon.com). In this book Anthony Robbins explains the importance of taking massive action – I highly recommend this book.

If you own this book, you should take it off the shelf and re-read it! If you don’t already own it, you should definitely buy it! Definitely worth the money!!!

Now use this simple 5 step process, and go out there and make it happen!


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