Ten Steps to Greatness

We are all out sailing on the Sea Of Love; charting our course and claiming our destiny.  Within our busy daily lives, we discover the power of prioritizing to focus on the things that are most important.

Prioritizing my need for self expression tends to bring me the most happiness. When I am making music, I feel on purpose. Whenever I create or give back, I am becoming more true to what really rewards me, which delivers happiness, contentment and a feeling of success.

Here are some great tips to help you reach your dreams. 

1. Realize your Potential

In order to succeed at anything, you need to recognize that you have the potential to reach your goals. For example, if you want to be a singer but have no singing ability, having success in this field is not likely. However, if you love working on cars or writing, you have potential to learn and achieve that success. Focus on what you truly love to do.

2. Don’t Look Back
Everyone has failures or mistakes from the past. To have success, you need to learn from your past and value those difficult lessons. Then do not dwell on the past. Simply move forward and make better, more educated decisions from lessons learned.

3. Dare to Dream
To succeed, you need to have dreams and aspirations. Be honest with yourself as to what you want out of life and what you want to give of your life. Allow your mind to dream and think big.

4. Create A Plan
Creating a Business Plan or a Project Plan, will be your blueprint to success. The Business Plan will consist of market trends, financial planning, competitive analysis, exit strategies, marketing and promotional options, everything about your goal. If your success were something personal, you would not need to create a Business Plan although a project plan would be a good option to allow you to keep track of everything involving your goal.

5. Don’t Give Up
To reach success, you have to persevere. Even Thomas Edison had to learn this. When he was creating the incandescent light bulb, it took him more than 10,000 times to get it right. Keep striving, even when it becomes challenging.

6. Have an Unstoppable Attitude
You need to have determination. With good intentions, there may be a close friend or family member that feels it would be better if you focused your attention in another direction. Uphold your unstoppable attitude, determined to succeed.

7. Don’t  Complain
You might think there is no correlation between complaining and success when in fact there is a connection. When you are spending time complaining about the obstacles you are facing, you are wasting so much time being negative that you are actually loosing chances to move forward. Instead of thinking of challenges as problems, think of them as opportunities.

8. Focus On Doing What You Love
To increase your chance of succeeding, you should concentrate your efforts on something you enjoy. When you start out, make a list of everything you find interesting. Then in a second column, write down the skills you have in relation to each of those items. This will help you narrow choices down based on interest and skill, which gets you started in the right direction for success.

9. Change your Circumstances
You have a choice in life to accept your position or change it. If you choose to plug along in life hoping that something will change for the better, you will not get very far. Always remember that when it comes to changing your circumstances, you can and you have that power. As an example, women who are in abusive situations often feel controlled and powerless to get out of the situation. They have the same choice of changing their circumstances as you do. If your circumstances lower the chances of success, you need to change them.

10.  Accept Responsibility
You need to accept responsibility if you make a bad decision or fall behind in your plan. Let us say that you have set some firm milestones, that need to be accomplished, in order for you to move to the next step. However, you got tired of working hard and took some time to play, which is fine as long as it does not affect your goals. Now months have passed and you are way behind schedule. This delay has closed several doors of opportunities. Take responsibility and get back on track!

Here is to your success!

Love Miss Kristin

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