I’m blessed to represent and to have met quite a few people who
are super successful, charismatic, and in many cases also quite wealthy.
They are CEOs, artists, authors, musicians, authors, spies, political and
spiritual leaders, CFOs, pilots, parents, athletes, academics, teachers,
and business leaders.
And, as a keen observer of human nature, who is anxious to learn
what makes them successful in so many different ways and in so
many different areas of life, I have been paying attention for
quite a few years.
Better yet, I was trained, before I met these super successful
geniuses by others who were geniuses in observing, modeling,
and interrogating people. So finding out what makes them work
and what motivates them as well as how to recreate it is something
I do well.
So for the last 20 years, that’s what I’ve been doing. I’ve been doing it
for 52 years if you count how long I’ve been observing my
parent who are pretty successful in their own right.
In case you’re wondering, I believe that I have become more successful
in many differnet aspects of my life than I would have been had I not
learned and practiced these habits, skills, and traits.
And you don’t have to believe me. Ask around. I’ve used what I’ve learned
to build wealth for myself and others. To raise my kids, write books, teach
and learn and to help a number of non profits, and you might even say
to protect freedom. I teach all the skills that have allowed me to do this in a
program. But here are a few to think about.
So what are these “secrets” of super success and how do you get
started on the path to putting them to work for yourself?
That’s right. I’m going to reveal not just what they know and what they do but also
how they do it and how you can do it!
1) The super successful have real clarity about what they want and
they keep working toward it
That doesn’t mean that they never give up on a particular way of
getting there but they are constantly, religiously, and regularly asking
themselves “Is this moving me closer to my clearly defined result or
not?” If the anser is no then they start working on the modified
But it’s not really a fall back plan. They haven’t given in or given up.
The goal is the same.
Only the tools being used or the path being explored is different.
So how do I get the skill/habit of clarity and evaluation?
Most of us think that we set bold, clear and specific goals and program
our minds to start working on achieving them.
Check again. It’s probably not true.
When was the last time you took a day, or two, or a week. Either alone or with a
successful firend or mentor to really clarify what you truely want? What it
looks, sounds and feels like? Why you want it?
What wonderful things would happen if you got it and what would you lose if you did?
Not everyone belives in or uses written goals but if you havent been as successfu
as you thought – up until now – without them then that’s a great place to start.
As for the monitoring, measurement, and evaluation that the super successful
use, it’s also a matter of doing it regularly.
Know someone who is super successful who is not testing, measuring his or her
progress? Probably not. But even if it seems that way they’re probably
just good and intuitive at this part.
For most of us we need a reminder system and we need to be regularly asking
ourselves if we are measuring what we are doing and if it’s moving us closer to
the goals. Do it daily, weekly and or monthly – but start doing it and set an
automatic reminder to do it and allow the time in your schedule to do it.
Most super successful people do it at the end of the day or at the sart of
the day/ week or month. Notice, annually is not on the list.
2) They keep working toward it and improving rather than
limiting the vision.
This one is simple I used to say I’d “like” to make a million dollars.
As I got better, I rephrased it say that I would make a million dollars.
As I studied what super successful people did, I discovered that they
set a goal related to what they’d do with the money, how it would change
their lives and when and how they’d achieve it.
But here’s a super trick.
I want to achieve _____________ OR GREATER by this date OR EARLIER.
Notice that this gets your brain thinking about the positive benefits
of the goal but allows that you could achieve something more or better
Think about this little thing for a moment.
It can change your life and the lives of others around you for the better.
So as your desired outcomes become clearer and as you start to achieve them
faster and more easily, don’t just accept them. Improve them.
Make them better, bolder, and more powerful.
And you may be surprised at how successful you’ve become as a
leader, in building wealth and creating positive change.
3) They are hard workers – it’s pretty simple.
The super successful people I know are all hard workers. They
are successful at building wealth, creating art, exploring spirituality, writing
books, poetry, music. They are successful in all kinds of ways.
But they all work hard – and often a lot.
True. Sometimes doesn’t look like they’re working.
But they are. And you’re probably saying “I wish that wasn’t
one of the traits or habits.”
But here’s a cool and reassuring secret.
Most people don’t want to work even a bit harder than they need to.
So becoming super successful often only requires that you be willing
and disciplined to work just a bit harder and a bit more often.
So feel like you’re working as hard as you can but you’re not yet
successful or super successful?
Take an inventory. I get a lot done in my life.
Many people ask me regularly how I do it. Well, I like hard work.
But I try to focus on working on what matters.
And if I don’t make time for the important stuff then silly, stupid and
unimportant stuff will take up my time.
So I use a calendar, a timer, and a schedule to make sure that I
can prioritize and get that stuff done.
Most super successful people I know have their vices, relaxation rituals,
and time wasters. But they don’t get lost or mired in them.
Try scheduling what matters and cut out a time waster or two.
If that sounds like too much of a sacrifice, then super success
may not be for you. That’s ok. But what will you miss out on
in return for another episode of Homeland? Just asking.
And to give you a sneak peak of one of the next secrets/habits,
they are good at getting other people to see the vision and to help
them get it done.
They are influential.
Try it without risk.
Want more of the secrets of the super successful?
And check out the late and great Stephen Covey on this video
related to success and choice.
Thanks and enjoy.