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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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      The Key to Finding Job Satisfaction and Having a Successful Career

      The Key to Finding Job Satisfaction and Having a Successful Career

      Regardless of whether you hold an entry-level administration role or regularly travel to the ends of the Earth as a hot-shot senior executive, you can still find yourself harboring an emptiness… a feeling that something is missing. A popular assumption that experiencing job satisfaction and a successful career should be underpinned by a well-rounded suite of tangible benefits, no longer holds true for many of us.

      We’d never deny health care benefits, appropriate and fair remuneration, bonuses and travel perks in a job package. However, even if served to us on a silver platter, those features can only satiate us to a certain point.

      You might wonder what governs entrepreneurs and start-up business owners to quit their lucrative jobs, essentially look the gift horse in the mouth and kiss such benefits goodbye! There can be an irresistible pull to mastermind a business with products and/or services that serve the greater good of community wider than that constituting their daily existence.

      Even with research showing entrepreneurship to pose greater threats to their mental and physical health, this unique breed of individuals choose to go against the grain in chasing their dreams of being their own boss. Why? Why would anyone risk this type of career suicide?

      Whether you’re an employee, have recently taken the leap to being a business owner or been in business for a while, the commonality is a congenital condition we all share as human beings; to feel a sense of purpose, value and contribution to our community. Despite it being harder to find this for ourselves in today’s world, these approaches will help you achieve ultimate satisfaction through the twists, turns and joyrides that are essential features of shaping a successful career.

      1. Search for Opportunities That Feed Your Passion, Not Temporary Excitement

      Even though well-intended, the ‘feel good now’ compass that career coaches and consultants often recommend you use to create career satisfaction can actually do you more harm than good. Excitement is transient. It doesn’t last. Passion is the compass you need.

      Passion and excitement are two different things. The resounding career legacy that still draws you to turn up on the job regardless of the sunshine or storm that awaits you…that’s passion. It’s like a mental and/or emotional itch you can’t shrug off. Staying attuned to that calling will breed success for you sooner or later. Patience is key.

      You’re also likely to have more than one key passion. Beware of getting caught in the notion you have to find your one true purpose. In fact, run immediately from any coach who tells you there is only one. There isn’t.

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      Your passion is a journey that can take multiple forms so forget thinking there is the single dream job out there that will give you satisfaction in every way you can imagine. It simply doesn’t exist.

      Consider embracing different roles and projects to help you fuel your passion or fuel your pursuits in finding it. Job satisfaction and your career success will be all the more sweeter from a wider range of enriching experiences.

      2. Don’t Position Job and Career Satisfaction Assessments as Pivotal Guides to Your Success

      Despite their popular use for vocational guidance, assessment tools such as Gallup’s Clifton Strengths and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator have come under fire[1] as being limited to the amount of true value and direction they can offer partakers.[2] These and many other guidance assessment tools (e.g. VIA Character Strengths , DISC ) are self-report questionnaires that don’t have normative population data against which to compare your results.

      Simply remember these tools help you develop a stronger sense of what you identify as strengths and weaknesses within yourself, not in comparison with other people. They will still add insight around what sorts of career opportunities, tasks and projects are going to light your fire, what ones are going to extinguish it and what will prod and keep the coals steadily smoldering.

      3. Be Clear on Your Personal Values, Ethics and Principles and Choose Relationships That Support You Honoring Them

      Teamwork, collaboration, open communication and trust are commonplace for any flourishing work environment. However, whether or not your personal values can be honored in your work can make or break your job satisfaction.

      How committed do you want to be to an organization that expects an average of 10 unpaid overtime hours every week under the guise of ‘reasonable overtime’? Are you willing to accept their construing this expectation as ‘strong commitment’ at the expense of your partner and children waiting at home for you? What are your boundaries concerning when you clock on to their time and when you clock off to yours?

      Being very in tune with what your personal values, principles and ethics are will bid you well in the job satisfaction stakes. Spending time to reflect on experiences and working relationships you’ve had – the good, the bad and the ugly – will help you make well-informed searches and grounded decisions that will propel your career success.

      Finding and nurturing relationships with associates and colleagues who share similar values doesn’t just make your day-to-day pursuits more enjoyable. You become fortunate to work with like-minded people who will support, understand and appreciate you like a second family.

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      Being able to honor your personal values in your work means you will still be able to sleep at night when you have to tread where others fear to, and make extremely difficult decisions others would never ever dream of having to make as you forge success in your career.

      4. Be Clear on Your Own Definition of What Having a Successful Career Means for You

      It’s tempting to get caught up in the ideals and projections of success expressed by those we love, admire and respect. Underneath, we all want on some level to belong to a successful club of some sort.

      With research reporting how much money we feel we need to be truly happy,[3] many of us try to subscribe to the notion that having the car of our dreams or taking a European holiday annually will not bring us happiness. The truth, however, for many of us is these tangible rewards are congratulatory reminders of our persistent efforts to chase our career pursuits.

      If those are things you aspire to, don’t let anyone steal your desire and want to feel deserving of these things, that those are some parameters by which you define your career success.

      Despite consistently being the top revenue earner for two years running, you may not wish to become the sales manager. You may not wish to step out into running your own business even though you consistently excel as an employee, delighting clients and repeatedly receiving glowing testimonials.

      Your definition of career success might be enjoying the predictability of a regular workplace routine. You get to leave – without feeling guilty – at the same time each day, love the people you work with and get to spend a good, uninterrupted amount of work-stress free quality time with your family. That picture is also blissful job satisfaction and complete career success.

      5. Identify the Sorts of Challenges and Problems You Want to Learn to Overcome

      Standard advice you might receive from a career coach might be to look for opportunities where you get to capitalize on exercising your strengths and career-related activities you enjoy.

      However, to become a success at anything involves improvement. To excel at anything often involves stepping outside boundaries and comfort zones where others wouldn’t. This means dedicating focus and attention to things you’re not so good at and things you don’t like.

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      Here’s where working with a coach can be particularly helpful. Map out the experiences that were unsavory in your working history. Were there challenges you opted out of, projects you failed at or toxic relationships that blasted your sense of purpose and self-worth into oblivion? It’s within these experiences that you might just find the most valuable lessons and guiding lights for your trajectory to achieve greater job satisfaction.

      If your natural leadership style is to be a collaborator, finding opportunities that require you to apply a more dictatorial style might be needed. Discussing a secondment or short-term project where you get to develop and test your skills can be a step further in earning contention to lead a larger project down the track.

      With several of the company’s boldest personality types penciled to roll out the operation, you’ll not only develop skills that earn your right to throw your hat in the ring; those key players have an opportunity to see your competence. You can then work on building relationships with those stakeholders before you need to hit the ground running should you win the lead.

      Greater job satisfaction comes with planning and choosing the lessons and opportunities you want to learn, not desperately flailing, floundering and hoping for the best.

      6. Keep Reviewing Your Goal Posts and Be Amenable to Change

      The word ‘career’ is indicative of a longer-term pathway of change, growth and development. The journey is dynamic.

      You will accumulate new skills and let those you no longer need, become rusty. Your intrigue will be stimulated by new experiences, knowledge and people you meet. Your thinking will continue to expand, not shrink. As a result, your goalposts are likely to change.

      A major part of enjoying a successful career is not just setting goals effectively, but regularly reviewing and readjusting them where necessary. However, moving the posts or the target still needs to take place by applying the same processes by which you originally created them. The strength of your emotional connection to those revised goals needs to be the same, if not stronger.

      By asking yourself the following questions, you can assure your developmental and growth trajectory is still on course:

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      • Would working toward these goals still allow me to honor my personal values, principles and ethics at the same capacity if not greater?
      • Do the activities I need to undertake to meet these goals honor my highest priorities?
      • Does this feel right for me and those who are nearest and dearest to me?
      • Is this aligned with my passion?
      • Is chasing this goal a right step for me to take now or is this a detour or distraction which could delay my greater plan?

      Each of your career goals should have different review periods. Whatever you do, stick to the review schedule you set. It will not only keep you focused but help you see your progress (or lack thereof) and allow you to timely re-chart your course before you get too far down the track. You don’t want to waste time haphazardly heading in the wrong direction.

      7. Be Prepared to Let Go

      It can be unfathomable to us as to why others risk leaping into the unknown when everything truly appears fine and dandy in the career realm. The company provided stability, recognition, financial success, interesting projects and the promise of a promotion…what was wrong? Why now jump sideways to run a café or train in another field altogether?

      Nothing may have been wrong at all. It was all going right. It was just the end of a chapter. Perhaps the yearning for the next step is actually taking a different trajectory entirely. You may want to simply experience a different rhythm. Perhaps it’s time to pursue a different passion.

      If you have leaped from employee-land to freelancing or have made the reverse-jump (or you know someone who has), you will have quickly grown a different appreciation for pros and cons each work lifestyle brings. Working for yourself can bring the greater realization of your creativity, whether or not it can be monetized to earn you a living.

      When your customers are buying you or a product you designed and fashioned, there is a direct level of appreciation and gratitude that can elevate your confidence in the way you have never experienced as an employee, regardless of your rank.

      Similarly, there are times where we need to recognize our business ventures were adventures, not long-term life-changing empires. There are times we need to recognize that time is what provides the clearest limitation of how long we persist for in such pursuits.

      We have to recognize the absence of enough financial, mental, emotional and physical breadcrumbs that tells us we’re no longer meant to push in that direction. At least, not for the present time.

      The Bottom Line

      Above all, keep the momentum. As long as you remain committed to pursuing work opportunities that allow you to honor your highest priorities, the truth of who you are and what you stand for, achieving ultimate job satisfaction and a successful career will never be too far away.

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