After reading and working through this workbook, you will have 10 great tips to apply in your own life to achieve the success you desire. Learning from those who “walk the walk” is life-enriching. When you open your mind to the wisdom of some of the most successful people who’ve ever lived, the possibilities for success in your life vastly increase. Complete this workbook to apply the winners’10 tips and start your journey to success.
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
What do you love to do?
What are your interests?
We don't always know what will become of our work.
Steve Jobs believed we must trust and have faith that something will come of it. Whether it’s fate you believe in, destiny or your own judgment, to be successful you’ve got to have faith that something positive will come of it.
Do you have faith that what you do will eventually have an impact on someone or something? Why or why not?
You are responsible for your life. If you're sitting around waiting on somebody to save you, to fix you, to even help you, you are wasting your time. Only you have the power to move your life forward.
Oprah Winfrey spoke of how she took responsibility for herself at a young age. She felt compelled to “make good.”
What about you? Do you avoid blaming others, looking for excuses and just believing “Stuff happens” without having any control in it? Why do you believe this?
Do you take complete responsibility for what happens in your life and career? If so, how? If not, what do you do instead? Be honest with yourself!
What can you do now to change?
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Thomas Jefferson stressed that if a person has the “right mental attitude,” nothing can prevent him from reaching his goals.
How is your mental attitude? Do you think positive? How do you know?
If you don’t have the right mental attitude, what changes should you make?
Action is the foundational key to all success.
Taking action involves putting in time and effort to get something done.
Do you take action to achieve your goals? If yes, describe what you do. If no, discuss what is stopping you from taking action and find a way to get past your challenge.
Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
When you feel discouraged or when you fail at something, Dale Carnegie believed you were actually one step closer to success. Some people are embarrassed by their failures and try to forget about them. Others are galvanized into action to work harder and achieve their goals.
How do you respond to your failures?
Think of one of the biggest mistakes or failures you’ve ever experienced. Write about it here. What did you learn from it? How did you alter your behavior afterward?
The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.
Do you believe there are opportunities around you every single day? Ayn Rand focuses on how taking advantage of opportunities will eventually take you to the top of the success ladder.
List 3 opportunities you could take advantage of right now to better develop your career goals.
It's better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you'll drift in that direction.
Find mentors whom you can emulate. Warren Buffett believes that if you fraternize with people who are smarter or more business-minded than yourself, you’ll gradually improve your own efforts to be successful.
What kind of people do you hang out with? Do they inspire you? Do you aspire to be just like them?
If you could benefit from having a different, more inspiring group of people around you, list some people whom you believe would be good mentors and role models for you.
But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
If you’re like Michael Jordan, you understand the importance of expecting obstacles to your success. And you realize that you can’t let anything prevent you from continuing along your path to achievement.
How do you resolve obstacles that get in your way?
Success is not a destination, it is a journey. The happiest people I know are those who are busy working toward specific objectives. The most bored and miserable people I know are those who are drifting along with no worthwhile objectives in mind.
Achieving success isn’t an overnight thing and it’s different for every person, according to Zig Ziglar. He believed a person has to reach inside and find his own standard of achieving and then go for it. One must take action and try hard to succeed.
Do you look within to find your effort and will?
Where are you in your journey?
Where would you like to be by this time next year? Write it all down
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