#53 - Want Success? Then Define it

Everyone wants success in life, but few people become extremely successful.

Why is this?

What separates the people who become insanely successful from those who don’t?

The Separation comes from people who create a crystal clear vision of success for themselves.

These people develop a crystal clear image in their head of exactly what they want, and then they think about that vision constantly.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, for example, early in his career used to visualize himself standing on stage holding the trophy as the World Body Building champion long before he actually won.

It doesn’t matter what your vision of success is. If you know exactly where you want to go, and you check in on that vision daily, you will start making rapid progress to get there.

The American poet Christopher Morley once said “there is only one success: to be able to live life in your own way”. I couldn’t agree more.

Do you want to live your own way?

If so, get clear on what that means to you.

The clearer you get, and the more you think about it, the faster you’ll arrive there.

Define success. See it clearly. Revisit this vision often.

What’s a process I can follow to do this daily?

  1. Define your vision of success by writing it down and creating a clear mental picture.
  2. Come up with a short list of goals that will move you closer towards this vision.
  3. At the start of every day, write down your goals in the first person. So if your goal is to make a million dollars this year, you write “I am making a million dollars this year”.
  4. At the end of the day, look at your goals and spend a few minutes analyzing your progress and thinking about how you could have done better.

That entire process doesn’t need to take more than 5 minutes total of your day.

If you follow this process, you will become successful. But you must be dedicated and disciplined.

Commit to your success. We all want to see you get there!

With Love,

Chip