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Success Qualities for a Successful Life

So today, I want to talk about success qualities.

By success qualities, I mean traits of successful people that you need to develop, if you want to become successful. Bill Cosby said that “the secret of success is to be like a duck, smooth and unruffled at the top, but paddling furiously underneath.”

He is 100% right and this why you need these success traits to be able to paddle furiously underneath.

In this guide, I will share with you three key traits of successful people or three key qualities of successful people. I discovered these success qualities by taking my time to study successful people, and also from my own personal experience.

Although, we can make a long list of traits , I decided to keep this list to just three. And if you want to know why, the answer is simple:

Because these three qualities are like the foundation and the most fundamental traits of successful people.

Beside I don’t want to wear you out with a long list of do(s). I believe in 100% in simplicity.

So, If you are ready for success, let’s begin.

Success Trait #1: Focus

The first and most important quality to succeed, is the quality to maintain focus. If you stay focused on your goals, you will achieve them. All successful people I know are highly focused people.

Do you know why? The answer is simple…

Only those who are focused will be able to commit themselves to the process and this commitment will cause them to get things done. And success is all about doing.

Stay focused on your goals and you will achieve success regardless of the obstacles in the path.

An ancient Indian sage was teaching his students archery. One day he decided to test the skills of the student. He sets a wooden bird, called the two students to himself and asked them to aim at the eye of the bird.

The Sage asked each student to describe what they are seeing.

The first student replied “I see the trees, the branches, the bird and the eye.” When he shot his arrow, it went off target. However the second student replied “I see only the birds eye.” He shot his arrow straight into the eye of the bird.

The lesson here is simple, focus only on your goal.

Focus is all about seeing only your goal and paying the price of hard work to get it. Focus is saying to yourself: “All i want is this goal and I won’t settle for less.

No dabbler ever made it to the top. Until you maintain a strong focus on your outcome and put in your energy towards chasing your vision, you will never be able to achieve success. This is why focus is the very first trait of successful people.

So the question I have for you is:

  • What exactly are you focused on?
  • What direction is your life headed?

 

Success Trait #2: Discipline

If you have the discipline to keep moving towards your goal, one day at a time, you will eventually achieve it. Without discipline life disintegrates and unless you are willing to subject yourself and go through the school of discipline, you will remain in the corridors of fruitlessness.

A lot of people are scared of discipline because we have been made to believe that discipline is a punishment. Some believe that the moment you become disciplined, you loose all your freedom and become bound to some rigid, boring and tiring routine.

Some believe that once you embrace discipline, you are  going to throw away all the fun activities from your life and live like a monk.

Dear friend, I must tell you that nothing can be further from the truth.

Discipline is life. Without discipline your life will end up ruined. Discipline doesn’t take away your freedom, but instead gives you freedom. I am financially free today, because I’m financially disciplined.

Ask the super beautiful models how they got their beautiful and tender bodies, ask the great sportsman how he got so good and they will tell you one thing…

DISCIPLINE! 

Discipline is the only friend who loves you and this is why successful people embrace it. Successful people are willing to subject themselves to the process to get the product.

Stop seeing discipline as your enemy or some hard punishment, instead see it as a training and a friend who want to help you reach the max of your potentials.

There are different areas of life where you need discipline and there different kinds of discipline, I will develop a course on discipline soon. However here is just a brief overview of the types of discipline.

Types of Discipline:

  • Physical / Self Discipline
  • Mental Discipline (The discipline of the Mind)
  • Emotional Discipline (The Discipline of the emotions)
  • Spiritual Discipline

So the second trait of successful people is discipline. If you develop the discipline, then you will be able to become successful.

 

Success Trait #3: Consistency

Consistency will always beat intensity any day, anytime and anywhere.

Let’s suppose I want to gain a muscle, and I spent 12 hours in the Gym for 2 days that is 24 hours. Will I gain a muscle? No! Instead, I will end up distorting my body system and falling sick.

But what if I spread that 24 hours to a 30 mins daily muscle building exercise over the next two months? (That is almost the same 24 hours.)

The good news is that I will gain tons of muscles. You know why? CONSISTENCY! 

Sometimes, success doesn’t require intense effort, all it needs is small consistent actions.  Want to become a person of victory?

Learn to take small consistent action regularly towards your goal. It might seem like eternity but you will look back soon and discover that you are far away from where you used to be and you are so close to the goal you wanted to achieve.

I have been a victim of inconsistency and I can tell you a thing a two about it.

The End Result of Inconsistency

  1. Disorganization: I can tell you one thing for sure that you will be super disorganized because you can’t consistently do one thing and get it done with.
  2. Lack Trust: People will never be able to trust you because you will surely disappoint them. be here now and there later. You will
  3. Loser: By loser I mean you will be super stagnant and not able to achieve anything with your life.

So how do you become consistent?

The answer is simple, plan ahead and decide on the little bits of actions you will take daily towards your desired goal or end result.

In Conclusion:

The three key success qualities or traits of successful people you should cultivate today are:

  1. Focus
  2. Discipline
  3. Consistency

If i were to wrap up everything in this article in one sentence here is what it will be:

To achieve success in any area of your life, develop a goal and focus on that goal,  by loving the process and taking that one small consistent action that leads you closer to your goal every single day.

Now that you know this what are you going to do to make your success a reality? I would like to hear from you in the comment box below.

OMG! February Already?

WOW! It’s was just like yesterday, when we shook hands, hugged and shouted Happy New Year.

We were watching the fireworks, taking apart the chicken and running around the beach. However, it is shocking and surprising to discover that January 2019 is over.

Let me ask you two quick questions:

  • How far with your goals?
  • What did you achieve this January?

Well, I just checked my goal book and I discovered that I didn’t achieve any of the goals I set out to achieve in January.

Why?

Even-though I have been working towards it, I discovered that I had a lot on my plate and this made me to only complete about half of most of my goals.

So this month, I will focus on just five goals that are most important and make sure that I achieve them.

Speaking of February, I have chosen this month to be my month of gratitude. I want to show more appreciation to the people around me and also build better relationships with them.

By spending more time and creating new memories. So I did something unique this morning by taking time to craft out Happy new month messages to some of the most important people in my life.

Why Some? Well, I don’t know either.

My Happy New Month Messages

So, I sent this happy new month message to my dad. To thank him for everything he has done and show tell him that I do love him.

To a father whose counsel has always taught me to make the right choice. Happy New Month. May this new month fill your heart with joy and give you more miracles and testimonies. I love you Dad!

And here is the one I sent to my Mama

To a mother whose love and care is second to none. Your prayers has been a light unto my path, your love has inspired me to become what I am. I love you mom. May this month bring happiness, joy and divine protection upon your life. Happy New Month.

These Happy New Month messages below are happy new month messages for my sisters. I composed them individually for each one.

By the way, don’t try to figure out how much love I have for each, I love all of them equally and uniquely.

Happy New Month Message for Sisters

To a sister who looks out for me. Though she seems younger, but has the wisdom of the elderly. thanks for everything, thanks for the sacrifice, thanks for having faith in me. I’m so blessed to have you in my life. I love you! Happy new Month.

To a motherly sister who believes in me and can sacrifice even her own life for me. I’m not ignorance of your love and care. Thank you. May this new month bring joy, love and blessings to your family. Happy new month.

To a sister who is unique, caring and special. Your continuous trust and support has kept me going, May all your heart desires be fulfilled this new month. Happy New month Love.

To that Big Sister, who will always challenge me to become better. You will continue to inspire me to do things I never thought possible. May this month open new doors of possibilities for you and your family. Happy New Month.

I sent this happy new month message to my brother

Happy New Month Message for a Brother

To my only brother, my second piece, my partner in crime and greatest advocate. You have always stood and defended me, you have always believed in me and you have taught me a lot of things. Thank you. May this month fill your path with light and bring you to the path of your destiny. I love you brother. Happy new month.

To my elder brother, your organisation and focus is something I envy. You have always shown your support and gone extra mile to look out for me, you have challenged me to do things I never dreamt of, thank you. May this month open new doors for you and may God lead you to the right path. Happy New month.

I have different ladies in my life, they inspire me, love me, support me and challenge me too. So I took time to write a message to each one. Here is the message

Happy new Month Message for Girlfriends

To the special lady who believes in me and stood by me during the hard times and is still standing. Without you, what would life be like? Your trust and belief has inspired me to become everything that I am today and with you, I know anything is possible. Happy new month. I love you.

To my bestie, though you seem so far, you are always in my heart. Thank you for the time and moments we’ve shared and may this month bring favour and blessing to you. Happy New Month Dearie.

To the runaway “love of my life,” who taught me that life is in phases. I am forever grateful to you, for helping me discover a part of me, I never knew existed. You are a blessing to your generation and may this month bring goodness, favour, blessings and joy. Happy new Month Dear.

To my mystery woman, who is loving, caring and super special. I love you and I will forever be yours. You have always helped out and saved me when I least expected. Thank you for being there, thank you helping me become who I am today, thank you for all the surprise gifts. I can’t tell you how much you mean to me. I love you (and always will). Happy New Month.

And I sent this one to my bosses and mentors.

Happy New Month Messages for Boss and Mentors

To a mentor, a father, a friend, a partner and a boss. Your faith is outstanding. Thank you. Thank you for not giving up on me even when you ought to, thank you for being there when I desperately needed help, thank you for taking time to teach me. You are my Hero! May this new month, open doors of opportunity and bring about prosperity and growth to our business. Happy new month Sir.

To a mentor, a big brother and a boss. You will always be a source of inspiration to me, your big dreams, your unique ideas and your wise counsel is out of this world. Thank you for your support, encouragement and care. The sky is our beginning. Happy New month Sir!

To a father, a mentor and a man of valor. Your fatherly advice has saved me, your faith in me has made me and your constant support has never failed me. Thank you. thanks for not giving up on me, thanks for believing in me, thanks for being there for me even when I’m not there. May this new month fill your life with blessings, favour and joy. Happy new month Sir.

Last but not the least, I sent this message a “brotherly friend”

Happy new Month Message to a Friend

To my brother from another mother, you are an amazing leader and your humility is one I’m jealous of. Thank you for the support, teachings and inspiration you have given. May this new month bring favour, joy, peace, mercy and blessings upon you. Happy New Month.

Woohoo! That was all the messages I sent. I plan to send out more tomorrow.  However there is a final message I wish to send to you my beloved reader.

Here is a message for you:

To you, my beloved reader, you are special, you are amazing and thank you for reading my blog, thank you for giving me the gift of your time, you are an angel and may this month bring you love, joy peace and progress. Mayt God bless you beyond measure and grant your heart desires. Thank you. I love you. Happy New month.

Before I drop my pen, I have few questions for you:

  • What is your plan for February?
  • What are you going to do to achieve your goals?

You cannot feature in a future you did not plan for. Set goals and do whatever it takes to make your goal a reality.

Happy New Month!

 

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