What It Takes To Be Successful

What It Takes To Be SuccessfulDo you have what it takes to be successful and to be the best at whatever it is you set out to do? Are you willing to do whatever is necessary in order to “get there” wherever there may be for you?

Anymore I believe that success is more of a path and a journey rather than a singular destination. Last week or yesterday’s success is merely a stepping-stone to the success of today or tomorrow. Success is not defined as much by where you are but instead by where you are headed and how you are getting there.

If you want to be successful then keep moving towards success every day. It is that simple. Constant forward movement, consistent growth and development, and a dedication to mastery is ultimately is what it takes to be successful at anything.

What It Takes To Be Successful

To be successful, you will need to work harder than most others… you are the one who shows up first and quite possibly you will be the one leaving long after everyone else is gone for the day.

Discipline is what it takes to be successful – you must be able to say “no” to easy fixes and shortcuts in order to focus on the big prize further down the road. Never settle for “okay-ness” today when you are working towards “greatness” as your prize.

There is not a whole lot that happens within your comfort zone and that includes success. Being outside of your comfort zone, almost constantly, is what it takes to be successful – as they say, if you are not on the edge then you are taking up too much space… and those who are successful are NEVER just taking up space.

Others will tell you that you can’t. Ignore them. Whatever your dream may be, there will always be people who try to kill it but don’t let them. You need to pursue it anyway. Never let a cynic or critic shoot down your dreams, don’t allow anyone to sabotage your success, ever.

Success is a series of steps not just one giant leap. Taking action towards your goals every day is what it takes to be successful – foot on the gas… not on the brakes. Do your best today and you will be successful today…. do your best tomorrow and you will be successful tomorrow… keep doing that and never stop!

Finally, never be afraid of being successful as it it isn’t lonely at the top at all… It’s just a lot less crowded!

Andy Wooten M.A. Counseling – Certified Life Coach – Aspen, Colorado

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Photo By Andy Wooten  05 February 2016

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