A principle is a rule or law concerning a natural occurrence. When principles are applied, the results are predictable. Today I want to talk about seven success principles that will make your success a natural occurrence. These principles are timeless; they will work today the same as they worked 2,500 years ago, the same as they will work 2,500 years from now.
If you follow the success principles, success will surely be yours. Contrary to popular opinion, public debate, and what you may have seen on television, success is not the result of good luck. Success comes from the proper application of principles.
With that said, here are seven powerful success principles.
“It’s not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.” -Paul Bryant
Success occurs when the prepared individual creates their own opportunity. Are you prepared? Preparation is the foundation of success. It often takes years to prepare for success, there are no overnight successes. What appears to be overnight success is usually the result of at least 10 years of preparation.
2. Get Started
“What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If you’re not in action today, you don’t have a tomorrow, just a longer today. So get into action now, and begin to move in the right direction.
3. Move in the Right Direction
“The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.” -Oliver Wendell Homes
Are you moving in the right direction?
If you’re moving in the right direction, no matter your speed, you will eventually get to your intended destination. It’s not that important where you are right now, what matters is where you’re headed. Don’t get discouraged because you haven’t arrived; it’s only a matter of time before you walk into your dream.
4. Dream and Act
“To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act.” – Anatole France
What you dream today will become your tomorrow…if after you finish dreaming it you wake up and turn it into a reality. Dreaming is necessary, it frames your thinking, but it’s not enough. You need to develop a step-by-step action plan to turn those dreams into reality.
5. Think Big
“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” – Michelangelo
Think bigger! If I have a little cup, I can fill it with a little water; if I have a big cup, I can fill it with a lot of water. Your thinking is the cup that determines what you get out of life. Expand your thinking and you will expand your life.
“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” -Charles Swindoll
Life is about growth. The challenges of life, the seeming impossibilities are really just opportunities for you to grow. You need these challenges; how can you grow without a challenge? The challenges make you stronger, they make you better.
7. Be Determined
“The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed” – Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Og Mandino said, “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” Are you determined to succeed? Have you made up your mind? When you decide to succeed, when you cut-off all other options, when you’re determined to succeed, you will find a way to do it. So stay focused, success will be yours.
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13 thoughts on “7 Powerful Success Principles”
What I know about successful people is that most of them don’t even read personal development books or blogs and anything such. A successful man is obsessed about his work. He’ll find his work everywhere, even when he’s not meant to. He think about it, acts about it and just becomes his desire.
Successful people don’t take their job as their job. They take it as a part of their life that should be tackled with joy and enthusiasm and never ending effort towards it. Your post inspired me big time. Thanks.
Great post. I how it’s straight forward, yet gives us good information. Many of us don’t tend to either not think big, or do anything with our aspirations. But by thinking big AND applying ourselves, then the rest becomes easier.
Many of us also don’t want to face challenges, but you’re right when you say that challenges help us grow and make us better people!
I liked your post – I think taking action is the biggest one. Unless you are moving you can’t change your direction. Being prepared is the root of those “lucky breaks” too
Great post, thanks so much for reminding me of exactly what I so regularly forget. i love the quotes too.
Every once in a while I find myself returning to this post. I simply adore it.
Thank you very much.
Nice post. Just what I needed right before a start to a new week.
I can’t choose a favorable principle, I think they all need to be in unison in order to work. Kind of like an equation, with all the variables in place, there’s a meaning and a purpose.
VERY ENCOURAGING :) AND A GREAT POST….:)
this is good and inspirational.
after what i consider a very challenging day, ive been refreshed and soo inspired to move on with a new zeal! from this day, i know my life will never be the same. thank u soo much
Promise to act on this wonderful key success tips…
You are the best.
wow!! Great post indeed, so inspiring.Thank u
I love thinking big.. and thinking out of the box! The interesting thought I had about this recently is that MOST of the super successful people are those who have been a little crazy in the head. You’ve got to be out of your mind to see super success.. it’s really not meant for the average Joe.
It’s true that success starts with a dream, a goal, a vision. When you choose what you want to be, to have or to achieve, you already are on your path to success. You must be certain at any hour that if that thought, that dream was given to you, you have within you the resources to obtain it. All you need to do is to develop your potential and grow above your circumstances. Those are proven steps toward the success you desire.