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A 3D approach to achieving success

When we think of the idea of success, whatever that might look like to you, how do we take the first step in achieving "success"?

What does it take to achieve your goals and reach the desired outcomes that you aim for?

In this episode, we will use a Mental Toughness approach and utilize a 3-dimensional strategy that can be used in every aspect of life in order to achieve success.

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Determination (The Will to Win)

The one quality that helped more people become successful than any other: determination. When the odds are against them, it’s often sheer determination that helps successful people persevere and become successful in the first place.

We all have obstacles in our lives that we must overcome, and determination helps us get through them. Are you determined enough to achieve success? Tommy Lasorda, Manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers, once said:

“the difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.”


A sports quote seems so appropriate regarding success and determination. How much do you want to succeed? Successful people fail, but are willing to keep getting back up, until they succeed. Is that determination? Self-determination is a combination of skills and values that enable people to take control of their lives to achieve success.

"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." - Vince Lombardi

 

Dedication (The Energy to Win)

Making the decision to succeed is the first step. Once you have determined what winning looks like, you need to ensure you have the dedication needed to win.
This is an area that every successful small business owner or sport superstar can tell you about. Seldom does a business just succeed without a lot of sweat equity on behalf of its owner.

To succeed in spite of the challenges, the long nights, the stressful decisions, and the plethora of people problems, you must have a tremendous amount of dedication.

Dedication involves working through tough times. It means you put in the long nights, the weekends and the all-nighters required to meet the demands. It means you make the tough calls. You have to make decisions around the strategies to follow to see you through to the
This takes a tremendous amount of energy and willpower.

Dedication also means that you surround yourself with others that share in your purpose and vision.

Discipline (The Patience to Win)

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.  -  Jim Rohn

I am referring to self-discipline or discipline of oneself. It is the ability to motivate oneself regardless how you feel.

Some of the qualities of self-discipline are:

  • Willpower
  • Hard work and
  • Persistence.

Think about all the things that you could accomplish if you had discipline? Wouldn’t it be great to lose weight, ace every exam, or make lasting, positive changes in your life? You could make more money, accomplish more, or just be happier. Self-control means you can refrain from giving in to your impulses and make better decisions.

Discipline can keep you from procrastinating or overspending. Self-control will stop overindulgence or help you exercise more.
Discipline keeps you in the game, whether you practice and get better or learn new skills and habits.
Discipline helps you both in and out of school. Whether you are in school or not, you are constantly learning new skills and gaining new knowledge and experience.

Participating in sports, learning and playing an instrument, getting involved with clubs/organizations or many professions require and reinforce discipline.

Willpower and self-disciple are keys to help you reach success and your goals.

Confidence comes from discipline and training.  -  Robert Kiyosaki

Do you agree or disagree?

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