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July 21, 2016

Ten Steps to Self Improvement

Dear Friend,

Ten steps to self improvement.
#1. Take responsibility for your life. It means recognizing and accepting the responsibility to make things happen. Knowing that it is you and only you that will get you where you want to go…..No one else. You either accept conditions as they are or accept the responsibility to change them.

#2. Take action. The one who goes farthest is generally the one willing to do and dare. The sure thing boat never gets far from shore. Everything you want also wants you. You have to take action to get it.

#3. Have desire. Desire is the starting point to all achievement. Champions are made from something deep inside them—a desire, a dream, a vision.

#4. Set goals. Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. First, have a definite, clear, practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends: wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end. Every single life only becomes great when the individual sets upon a goal which they really believe in, which they can really commit themselves to, which they put their whole heart and soul into. A goal properly set is halfway reached

#5. Create a plan. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. The majority of people meet with failure because they lack the persistence to create new plans to take the place of failed plans.

#6. Pay the price. The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed: pay the price and it is yours.

#7. Have persistence. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not: unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is filled with educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. There is genius in persistence. It conquers all opposers, it gives confidence. It annihilates obstacles. Everybody believes in a determined man. People know that when undertakes a thing; thee battle is half won, for his rule is to accomplish whatever he sets out to do.
#8. Believe if you believe you can you probably can. If you believe you won’t, you most assuredly won’t. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad. If you develop the absolute sense of certainty that powerful beliefs provide, then you can get yourself to accomplish virtually anything. The size of your success is determined by the size of your belief. Think little goals and accept little achievements. Think big goals and win big success remember this too! Big ideas and big plans are often easier—certainly no more difficult—than small ideas and small plans.
#9. Learn from your mistakes. All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes. There are no failures, only lessons to be learned. I have found that I learn more from my mistakes than my successes. If you aren’t making some mistakes, you aren’t taking enough chances.

#10. Create a clear picture of your future and visualize it. Picture yourself in your minds eye as having already achieved this goal. See yourself doing the things you’ll be doing when you reach your goal. Create a clear understanding of what needs to be accomplished, focusing on what (not how): results (not methods). Spend time. Be patient. Visualize the desired result. The entrepreneur is essentially a visualizer and actualizer. When he visualizes it, he sees exactly how to make it happen.

Improving yourself is a continuous and never-ending process. If you care about improvement, then you are just ten steps away from your forever work in process. Go for it. It is truly worth the effort and the adventure.

I would like to mention all those that have contributed to the sayings and ideas above. David Riklan, Les Brown, dr. Phil, Stephen covey, Denis Waitley, Tony Robins, Jack Canfield, Dale Carnegie, Napoleon Hill, Muhammad Ali, Aristotle, Brian Tracy, Zig Ziglar, Mark Victor Hansen, Vince Lombardi, Orsin Sweet Marden, Calvin Coolidge, David J. Schwartz, Winston Churchill, Oprah Winfrey, John Sculley, Earl Nightingale.

Your Friend,

Stu

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