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Top Success Lessons From The Best Personal Development Gurus

Top Success Lessons From The Best Personal Development Gurus

Hi, this is one of the best articles that you will have ever read in your entire life. Why? Because, it is filled with great words of wisdom that if applied, will change your life. This article contains the most powerful of lessons and tips that will revolutionize your world. And, this is not an exaggeration—it is real stuff that gave thousands of people success, and those who do not understand or apply these principles, end up living a very mediocre and unhappy life. Do you want to be mediocre or live in misery? If not, then keep reading.

Whether the lessons you are about to read are entering your subconscious for the first time or the fifth time, this time, read and apply what you have learned. Create a habit of applying these lessons, because these are the biggest keys that I managed to glean from the personal development industry and my life experience . These are the lessons from the best gurus on this the planet—Tony Robbins, Eckhart Tolle, Jim Rohn, Brendon Burchard, Darren Hardy, Napoleon Hill, Stephen Covey and many others.

One tip that I suggest you do is to read these lessons as a little child—drop any preconceptions. Silence your sabotaging mind, read and apply. They are gold.

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    Stand out, be exceptional, and be unstoppable.

    Stand out in everything you do. If you do, the rewards you reap will be beyond your imagination.

    Want to be filthy rich? Drive sports car? Own an Ireland? Want to be famous? Have extraordinary relationships with your friends and children? Want to have an incredible romance that anyone would envy in a good way? Want to enjoy an extraordinary healthy and athletic body?

    Stand out my friend! Stand out beyond what anyone else can expect. Outperform even your own expectations and what you thought was possible. In everything you do, demand more than anyone else could expect.

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    Be so good that they can’t ignore you. Be the best that you can be on Planet Earth, in your vocation.  It does not matter whether you are a mother, father, son, daughter, employee, teacher, businessman/ businesswoman or friend)

    Stand out in all areas. Our civilization emphasizes greatness and exceptionality. Be irreplaceable.

    Use your brain and body rather than have your brain and body use you.

    Do you want to be very healthy, stop smoking and/or drinking? Do you want to stop eating tons of desserts? Or perhaps, start the dream business that you have thought about for years? Maybe you want to have outstanding relationships? Get rid of any destructive habit…

    But, you cannot break through? You quit or start something and then after few weeks return to the same old habits and it is not lasting? It is because your mind, body and old habits use you.

    You don’t change, because you are linking very great pleasure to do what you keep doing, and to change it all means pain for you. You have to turn it all around! That’s the only way.

    Understand this; you are a programmed survival machine and consist of molecules known as genes. Genes want to survive and to accomplish this, they created your body and mind in a way where you will do anything to avoid pain and gain pleasure.

    In an instant, you can change virtually everything in your life, if you start by utilizing the principle of pain and pleasure. Logic does not work; it must be a deep emotion of pain and pleasure.

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    “The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.” – Tony Robbins

    Create the most empowering environment around yourself.

    You are with chickens; you end up a chicken, and what if you are with eagles? You are the eagle, sooner or later. You are your environment and this is your most significant influence. Break out!

    “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn

    Environment sounds like a cliche, but it is true. Mark those words.

    Visualize, believe and have the most explosive outstanding attitude.

    How much potential do you think you have? You know that it is unlimited, yet how much of it do we tap into? Very little. How to further tap into your potential? Visualize results, visualize yourself successfully, visualize being 10x bigger this will install belief in yourself. Do it over and over again. You have potential and to tap into it one of the ways is to see yourself much bigger.

    Make your attitudes best friends as well. Wake up each day as the most successful person, like today; you will blast trough life like never before. Instead of worry, doubt, fear, indecision and procrastination, cultivate creativity, joy, deep love, empathy, enthusiasm, confidence, enlightenment, power, and certainty. Cultivate all the best emotions that your body and brain are capable off.  This will bring out the best in you and enable you to tao into more of your potential. Train yourself to be the best in a situation. Destructive and negative emotions are only useful for a moment—for a second or two, then just move on. Train yourself to feel the best that life has to offer. By aiming for the best states and attitudes, you will accomplish more in one year than most people in their lifetime.

    Change limiting beliefs; these are like smoke and stops you; they are nothing. Rather, install new beliefs such as, “If I can visualize and see it, I can make it happen.”

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    Eliminate and silence self-sabotaging and destructive mind beliefs and do not let them control you.

    Realize this, being this consciousness and this developed as a human being is the most extraordinary gift and miracle—see everything as an opportunity, regardless of the outcome.

    Make prompt and quick decisions.

    Decision… do you know what it is? When you decide you have no other possible way to retreat or look back. When you decide it is unchangeable unless some path leads to the greater outcome and your greater desire.

    Right now,  you can decide to change anything—anything! That power is within you, right now.

    Don’t procrastinate on your biggest dreams.

    Don’t say someday, don’t say tomorrow. You won’t do it!  Go for your dream right now—start working right now.

    Most people dwell on decisions for years and months and in the end, they don’t even make that decision. They wait for life to hand it to them. Don’t wait.  Be different.

    Time will ruthlessly pass by leaving you filled with regret on your deathbed. Look at the picture below.

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      Imitate as close as possible your masters and outperform them.

      Don’t waste your time here on Planet Earth. If you want to achieve something, there is someone who already has what you want! Pick their brain, whether it is via a book, blog, dinner, record, interview or video on YouTube. Once you get the strategy, apply it. You will have a strategy that took that person 10 – 20 years of hard work to figure it out.

      More importantly, remember being exceptional and standing out? When you find your master for a particular area, apply the principals and improve your life. The results will exceed your expectations—the world will be your oyster.

      There are strategies all around you for anything you want. Do what he or she says, or what he or she does. IMITATE AS CLOSELY AS POSSIBLE.

      Develop deep empathy, the highest social intelligence and cultivate an understanding of people.

      You will do everything in your life through people. Those who understand what makes a person tick, will make the most of their existence and time here. You have to know what moves people and understand them. You have to delve deep into reality and see people as they are. Understanding people is a power that is accessible to all of us, and you must master it. Otherwise, you will have very big conflicts, confusions, and emotional drains and your career or business will suffer.

      Never give in. Never.

      Most people give up just before they reach success or breakthrough in their life. During the hardest moments, empower yourself. You will face many rejections and pain, setbacks, losses and temporary defeats, but never give in. Even it requires many failures, don’t quit. If you quit, you can’t win. Learn from experience and keep going towards your dream. That’s how you learned to walk, eat, talk, and drive.

      “Before success comes in any man’s life, he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat, and, perhaps, some failure. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do. More than five hundred of the most successful men this country has ever known told the author their greatest success came just one step beyond the point at which defeat had overtaken them.” – Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich

      There they are—the best lessons. If you apply them, you will chart a very beautiful life.

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      Work Smarter, Not Harder: 12 Ways to Work Smart

      Work Smarter, Not Harder: 12 Ways to Work Smart

      I imagine that like me, you say that you never have enough time and that you just cannot cope with 60 dozen things all at once.

      How on earth do you get out of that spiral?

      Many people never sit down and look at how to work smarter, rather than harder and even longer hours. But not you, you’re smart enough to try to learn effective ways to work.

      So how to work smarter not harder? Here are 12 smart ways you should be following:

      1. Improve Your Time Management Skills

      Easier said than done? Well, no actually, because there are a few simple rules that can really help you to manage time better.

      For example, when setting up a top priority task, you need to switch off the phone and ignore your email first. Then you need to abandon any ideas of multitasking as that will slow you down and ruin your focus.

      Finally, set a reasonable deadline and do everything in your power to meet it.

      “When you’re born, you’re born with 30,000 days. That’s it. The best strategic planning I can give to you is to think about that.” — Sir Ray Avery

      2. Speed up Your Typing and Use Shortcuts

      These days we’re all keyboard slaves. So why not speed up your typing and try to get rid of the two finger syndrome. In fact, when you save 21 days per year just by typing fast!

      This is exactly what I am doing now, so I cannot honestly say I am practicing what I preach!

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      But help is at hand. Try some of these apps and games to help you type fast: 8 Most Effective Games and Apps to Learn to Type Fast

      Using shortcuts on the keyboard is another time saver and can speed up your work.

      For example, press F2 to rename a selected file, while CTRL + I will put selected text in italics.

      There are so many of these. If you make the effort to learn them, they really can be helpful.

      3. Learn How to Use Productivity Tools

      It is well worth downloading all the useful tools and apps that can highly boost your productivity. Take a look at these 18 Best Time Management Apps and Tools and install whatever fits your needs.

      Now that is really a great way of working smarter, not harder.

      4. Use Your Phone Wisely

      Instead of writing emails, sometimes it’s better to pick up the phone and talk to the person responsible. It saves time, especially for important or urgent discussions.

      If that colleague works in the same office, it is even better to go and talk to him or her. It gives you a break, you get some exercise and you actually make human contact which is becoming quite rare in this electronic world.

      5. Keep a Tab on Your Tabs

      If you are like me, you might well find that you have a ton of tabs open at the top of your browser.

      In order to find the one you want, you have to search for them as they are off screen. Having all these tabs open slows down your browser too.

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      One solution is to use OneTab which can keep a neat list on the screen of all these tabs when you want to quickly get to one of them or you want to remind yourself which ones you have open.

      6. Use a “To Don’t” List

      We all know about to do lists and I find that they are generally great. They give me a great sense of achievement as I cross off the tasks done.

      But often, I find that we are doing non-essential tasks or ones that can easily be postponed. That is why many people recommend the to don’t list.[1]

      Some people prefer to savagely prune the to do list while others prefer to have two separate lists, to do and to don’t. You just have to work out what works best for you when you are trying to save precious time to become more productive.

      7. Expect Failure and Fight Paranoia

      When failure rears its ugly head, some people get a bit paranoid and fear that this may become a trend.

      Projects will go wrong and failure should be expected rather than feared. Learning lessons from failure and analyzing what went wrong is the best way forward.

      “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” — Richard Branson

      And here you can find 10 Great Lessons Highly Successful People Have Learned From Failure.

      8. Be Concise

      Rambling on at meetings, in emails and even when introducing yourself to new clients can waste a lot of people’s time.

      One way is to practice and sharpen your “elevator speech,”[2] which tells people in 30 seconds or less why they need your skills and how they can benefit from doing business with you.

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      Just think of the many situations where this could be useful:

      • Making new contacts
      • Talking about yourself at a job interview
      • Meeting people at conferences or parties
      • Phone calls to new clients

      9. Ask the Right Questions

      “You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” — Naguib Mahfouz

      How do you get feedback? The secret is to ask the right questions at the right time.

      When you do this, you are gathering the information you need to help in decision making. This will save you time and you will be able to cut meetings to a minimum.

      Forbes magazine reports on research that they carried out on asking the right questions.[3] When that happens, the positive effects are increased by 400%. There are also other benefits in staff motivation and a positive impact on the company’s bottom line.

      Lifehack’s CEO Leon has shared about how to ask for feedback to learn faster: How to Learn Quickly And Master Any Skill You Want

      10. Learn as Much as You Can

      You should always be on a steep learning curve. Look at your skills profile and determine where you need to fill a gap. Talk to important connections and network in your niche.

      Keep up to date on trends and developments. It is a fact-changing world. When an opportunity arises, you will be the best equipped to seize it because you have never stopped learning. Just another way of working smarter.

      “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” — Mahatma Gandhi

      11. Look After Your Greatest Resource

      No, your greatest resource is not time. It is YOU.

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      If you do not get enough sleep, exercise and relaxation, you find that you become less and less productive. You begin to work longer and longer hours, which is the exact opposite of what you want.

      What you should be doing is making sure you are in the best shape. It is useful to remember that you need a break of 15 minutes after every one and a half hours of work.[4]

      Taking breaks and getting fresh air and exercise is one of the best ways of working smarter, not harder.

      12. Don’t Fall into the Trap of Working Smarter and Harder

      As a society, we are obsessed with doing everything smarter so we are more efficient and we save time all around.[5]

      But the most important thing to remember is to accept when we are ready to switch off that computer and not fill up the time with even more work!

      The Bottom Line

      The key to greater productivity is to work smarter, not harder. Working smarter saves precious time and energy for the things that really matter — your life goals, your personal growth, your health and your relationships.

      Stop working for more hours and start working smarter!

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