***The Secrets of Success***

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Hello everyone,

Well I've been using the Warrior Forum for quite some time. I wanted to give something back to the community.

I've read quite a bit of success and goal-related books and have compiled a list of most of the top traits of a successful person! Hope this helps you as much as it has helped me!

1.) Persistence - Do something every single day towards your goals.

2.) The Habit of Saving - Save a set percentage, of your income, monthly.

3.) Set Goals - Create a list of your top 10 current goals.

4.) Plan Goals - Create a plan of the top 10 things you can do to achieve each of your goals.

5.) Do More Than You Are Paid To Do - Go out of your way to make all of your work above and beyond the status quo.

Please comment and share your suggestions!
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Benjamin
    Originally Posted by perfectlovehere View Post

    Hello everyone,

    Well I've been using the Warrior Forum for quite some time. I wanted to give something back to the community.

    I've read quite a bit of success and goal-related books and have compiled a list of most of the top traits of a successful person! Hope this helps you as much as it has helped me!

    1.) Persistence - Do something every single day towards your goals.

    2.) The Habit of Saving - Save a set percentage, of your income, monthly.

    3.) Set Goals - Create a list of your top 10 current goals.

    4.) Plan Goals - Create a plan of the top 10 things you can do to achieve each of your goals.

    5.) Do More Than You Are Paid To Do - Go out of your way to make all of your work above and beyond the status quo.

    Please comment and share your suggestions!
    The one I use the most on your list is "persistence". Doing atleast
    one new thing every day towards my goal. I love that process and
    I look forward to taking the next step forward unknown.

    I don't save much money. I prefer investing it all. Saving money I
    found doesn't MAKE money. In fact, it stalls it. It decreases in
    value and serves no one while it sits. Money is meant to be moved,
    but not just anywhere (crap, stuff, etc), but solid investments
    (REI, IM, Offline, Direct Mail, etc).

    And the last bit...

    yes, I enjoy doing more than I'm paid to do...but I also like to be
    paid very well for what I do. I try to serve more people with more
    value.

    As far as goals...I guess so...I stopped setting goals and started
    focusing on "action". People can confuse goals with taking action
    TOWARDS their goals...when it's really just a trick we play on our-
    selves that we're accomplishing something.

    I set up basic outlines and plans to follow, but I will always choose
    spending my time taking action on what's in my head than spending
    time writing goals. But, that's just me.
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  • Profile picture of the author perfectlovehere
    I agree with just about everything you said except for the saving part. If you don't save then you have no emergency reserves and can get in huge trouble with debt. Piling debt is a large cause for suicide.
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  • Profile picture of the author perfectlovehere
    I agree. In order to overcome fear, I truly believe that it must be faced but only a person themselves can push themselves to do it. Nobody else is going to do it for them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Avonlee1983
    I find #5 to be especially important. As internet marketing and freelance writing are extremely competitive, I've found that going the extra mile is the best way to stand out.

    Also, as to working toward goals, I leave sticky note reminders on my screen. It sounds silly and tacky, but leaving myself little notes really does help with motivation.
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  • Profile picture of the author perfectlovehere
    Sticky note idea is great! What I do is similar. If you have Windows 7, there's a program for your computer that's called "sticky notes" and it does the same thing but without the paper hehe.
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    • Profile picture of the author christineconte
      Hey perfectlovehere

      Thanks for this great thread -- I have also read quite a bit of success and goal-related books, and I wanted to throw another one out there for your list of the top traits of a successful person!

      -- ability to work well in groups/teams.

      The reason why add this in here is because in reality, it is our ability to compromise, set goals, be accountable to one another, and pull it in unison that defines our happiness in our success day to day.

      There is so much written on the topic of happiness and success... from the studies that were done on people before and after winning the lottery, studies done on people going through different financial/economic situations... even people who have gone through wars and great tragedies... the consistent finding is that happiness is internal -- and it's about the day-to-day, about the process.

      In this day and age of working online, it's easy for people to become very focused on how much money they're making as a measure of their happiness or satisfaction. Personally, I believe there's a threshold below which you cannot comfortably support yourself, but above which you must find your happiness elsewhere.

      For me this came about when I was talking with a friend -- another very successful IM'er --and we were sharing how we both had the same epiphany: to no longer accept "jerks" as clients.

      The more we talked, and the more we worked together, the more we realize how similar we were... it's from this friendship -- they formed a partnership... and now we're launching a company together -- with all the legal paperwork in order so that we are legally partners.

      I could've launched the company on my own, just as she could've launched the company on her own... but it's having to pull together, having to compromise, having to be accountable to another person... and getting that feeling that you're not letting that other person down, do your work on your partner's life... that has made such a big difference in my day-to-day satisfaction and happiness working on the Internet.

      Have a great one!
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      • Profile picture of the author SydneyFreelance
        Originally Posted by christineconte View Post

        Personally, I believe there's a threshold below which you cannot comfortably support yourself, but above which you must find your happiness elsewhere.

        Agree with this one.

        Money comes an money goes. Trying to be a millionaire should never be a goal. I believe that if you are doing something that you are passionate about, you will be successful and happy for life.
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  • Profile picture of the author Katharin
    Originally Posted by perfectlovehere View Post

    1.) Persistence - Do something every single day towards your goals.
    2.) The Habit of Saving - Save a set percentage, of your income, monthly.
    3.) Set Goals - Create a list of your top 10 current goals.
    4.) Plan Goals - Create a plan of the top 10 things you can do to achieve each of your goals.
    5.) Do More Than You Are Paid To Do - Go out of your way to make all of your work above and beyond the status quo.
    I enjoyed reading your list very much. I don't do so great with physically writing goals down on paper but I still know what they are. Persistence is vital... saving is the only way to assure the future we want, and doing more than you're paid to do makes people remember and thus you become even more successful. Great post!
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Persistence is very important in my view. You can join the right program, market it to your niche, take action, etc.....but if you don't posses persistence then you may never succeed.

    Persistence is so important to a person's success online and even offline.

    Tal
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    • Profile picture of the author ucajack
      Persistence also figures in the top of my list because what ever you do ultimately boils down to how much consistent you are in delivering the goods.
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  • Profile picture of the author sandyjameson
    there is no secret ingredients - kungfu panda
    hehehe kidding
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  • Profile picture of the author perfectlovehere
    Haha nice quote from kunfu panda.

    Yeah, the laws of success are great. Thanks guys!
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  • Profile picture of the author GregT
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    Success is not something that you can fake. Try, Try, Try because when you don't you cannot succeed by definition.
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  • Profile picture of the author hireava
    Wow, you got an amazing post perfectlovehere! Very motivational! Thanks a lot for sharing! Cheers to our success!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ferma231
    Those who write goals down and do anything to get succes, will get their goals done
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  • Profile picture of the author paidsurveys
    Fantastic post .. i hope to achieve my goals for 2012 soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author Theresa Perez
    If I may add a couple of things:
    a. Do not let anyone tell you that you can't do something
    b. You have to do things a certain way, just because it's alway been done that way.

    As Henry Ford once said, if he had asked the people what they would have liked as a better mode of transportation, they would have said "Faster horses" (quoting from memory)
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Solomon
    One that I always try to follow is to give more in value than I charge, thus adding abundance to the universe with each transaction, rather than perpetuating scarcity. It keeps me functioning on the creative plane and out of the competitive scramble of scarcity.

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  • Profile picture of the author IMHunter
    Great share! Thanks for sharing.
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    • Profile picture of the author eguinan
      This is a great thread! Thank you for sharing!
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      • Profile picture of the author IM Boxer
        amazing list, it's helpful, for sure.
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  • Profile picture of the author seeksucces
    Originally Posted by perfectlovehere View Post

    Hello everyone,

    Well I've been using the Warrior Forum for quite some time. I wanted to give something back to the community.

    I've read quite a bit of success and goal-related books and have compiled a list of most of the top traits of a successful person! Hope this helps you as much as it has helped me!

    1.) Persistence - Do something every single day towards your goals.

    2.) The Habit of Saving - Save a set percentage, of your income, monthly.

    3.) Set Goals - Create a list of your top 10 current goals.

    4.) Plan Goals - Create a plan of the top 10 things you can do to achieve each of your goals.

    5.) Do More Than You Are Paid To Do - Go out of your way to make all of your work above and beyond the status quo.

    Please comment and share your suggestions!
    Very nice comments! I believe the secret to success is really about pointing yourself in the right direction and being consistent, nothing more.

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  • Profile picture of the author deborahcrowley
    great share of thoughts....
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  • Profile picture of the author zafarheena
    very helpful
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  • Profile picture of the author perfectlovehere
    I wrote this about 2 years ago. I'm really glad you guys are enjoying it!

    Any new tips since then?
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  • Profile picture of the author robert88
    1. How You Think is Everything.
    2. Decide upon Your True Dreams and Goals
    3. Take Action.
    4. Never Stop Learning
    5. Focus Your Time And Money:
    Thomas Edison has been famously quoted, “I haven’t failed, I’ve found 10,000 ways that don’t work”. His perseverance and willingness to continue trying led to the creation of the light bulb. How does a leader’s attitude about failure affect the future of an organization? A leader can choose to criticize people who have tried and failed, or choose to empower them with the freedom knowing that failure could facilitate and open doors to superior solutions. Leonard Buhler, President of Power to Change, shares how failure can light the way towards the right direction an organization truly needs.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tiffany Carter
    Love these principles! thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author jeresteem99
    I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding more. Thanks for magnificent info I was looking for this info for my mission.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Sneen
    A person should have basic principles to live their life by. Those five sound as good as any. Persistence is necessary to accomplish anything. The person who always gives value, especially more than expected will be able to keep her/his customers.
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  • Profile picture of the author TamilYoung
    Good Collection! Everything are important. We should have the self discipline to have all these things work and wish this should be added to the list too! Thanks for the share.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shubh Ashish
    The persistence Part is What I believe is the most helpful one.
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  • Profile picture of the author luckystepho
    I have recently started the savings tip- after reading 'The Richest Man in Babylon' I now pay myself first, and invest 10% of my income. It's growing nicely, and I'm sure if I had waited til the end of each month to save instead of doing it as soon as I get paid I wouldn't have saved a third of the amount I have!
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  • Profile picture of the author Chloe Emerson
    It is interesting to me that this thread began almost two years ago,
    and yet the things listed then still hold true.

    Persistence pays off - a favorite verse of scripture when I am tempted to give up is:
    "Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise." Prov. 6:6

    Think about the ants - if they stop gathering food they will starve in the winter. Did you ever watch an ant carry a morsel much larger than itself? Maybe it drops it once, twice, numerous times - but the ant doesn't give up. It persists until it gets that tidbit back to the anthill. This is how ants stay alive - persistence when all looks lost.

    Thanks for the post!

    Chloe
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  • Profile picture of the author Evocess
    Thank for giving us that kind of post perfectlovehere. Your post is quite interesting to read.
    "Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them. They have developed the opportunity that was at hand."
    - Bruce Barton
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  • Profile picture of the author ezplr
    Great tips, thanks perfect. Remember success comes with determination and hard work too
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  • Profile picture of the author stopper
    It takes great focus to remain persistent. What could aid in reinforcing your focus?
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  • Profile picture of the author AbrahamIM
    Bumping an old one but people do need to see this.

    I personally have found power in persistence. Being in IM we are always looking for the next shiny object but unfortunately only the gurus make money that way since we are always buying the latest IM launch.

    Only with persistence and focused action have I been able to break this cycle. Now I don't buy much but take action on what I know. That alone helped me make my first $$$ to where now I have quit my job and can travel anywhere and work from the comfort of my home.
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  • Profile picture of the author angelinebobby
    I am also want to be a successful person in life like a "AbrahamIM" Now only I started my career.

    I have the confident on that
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  • Originally Posted by perfectlovehere View Post

    Hello everyone,

    Well I've been using the Warrior Forum for quite some time. I wanted to give something back to the community.

    I've read quite a bit of success and goal-related books and have compiled a list of most of the top traits of a successful person! Hope this helps you as much as it has helped me!

    1.) Persistence - Do something every single day towards your goals.

    2.) The Habit of Saving - Save a set percentage, of your income, monthly.

    3.) Set Goals - Create a list of your top 10 current goals.

    4.) Plan Goals - Create a plan of the top 10 things you can do to achieve each of your goals.

    5.) Do More Than You Are Paid To Do - Go out of your way to make all of your work above and beyond the status quo.

    Please comment and share your suggestions!
    Couldn't agree more, you just sum it all up. Hope this will help others to keep going and especially those who are thinking of giving up. Good Stuff
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    working, working and working.

    a dedicated man will never face failure.
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanLow
    Great post, thanks for sharing
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  • That's all true! Great share.
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    Be honest and dedicated for your work, always search for a better opportunity. This will breed you out fortune.
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  • Profile picture of the author ninjutsu
    Originally Posted by perfectlovehere View Post

    Hello everyone,

    Well I've been using the Warrior Forum for quite some time. I wanted to give something back to the community.

    I've read quite a bit of success and goal-related books and have compiled a list of most of the top traits of a successful person! Hope this helps you as much as it has helped me!

    1.) Persistence - Do something every single day towards your goals.

    2.) The Habit of Saving - Save a set percentage, of your income, monthly.

    3.) Set Goals - Create a list of your top 10 current goals.

    4.) Plan Goals - Create a plan of the top 10 things you can do to achieve each of your goals.

    5.) Do More Than You Are Paid To Do - Go out of your way to make all of your work above and beyond the status quo.

    Please comment and share your suggestions!
    I agree with you,, and Success = Never Giving Up! Learn from the BEST and do the best
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    Awesome share! A great foundation for anyone to apply to their lives...
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