We often hear about successful people and marvel at their achievements. It is important to realise however, that true success doesn’t happen overnight.
Before J.K Rowling sold over 300 million copies of her Harry Potter books, she had to sell the first copy…
Before Tiger Woods won 55 PGA tournaments, he had to win his first amateur tournament…
The important point here is that success doesn’t ‘happen’ – It grows.
Success always starts as a tiny seed and if you nurture it carefully, it gradually grows and eventually blossoms.
One of the best things you can do to accelerate this growth is to record and celebrate each small success you have in a ‘Success Journal’
Simply take an exercise book and on the front page write "My Success Journal"
Then each time you take a step closer to achieving one of your goals, record the event and also make sure you record how you feel.
Here’s an excerpt from my success journal to show you how this works:
"My friend Bec got an email yesterday from her contact at the network marketing company. They loved my book and are interested in using it for their book of the month club! I am SO excited. They have sent it to the US for review and will hopefully get back to me in the new year – WooHoo!!"
One of the major benefits of having a success journal is that when you’re feeling down or you’re going through a rough patch, there’s nothing more motivating than reading about your successes described in your own words.
You can also include positive feedback you receive from others, for example, every time someone leaves a positive comment about this newsletter, I copy it to my success journal, and nothing motivates me more than hearing that an article has helped someone.
This Week’s Action Steps:
Start your own success journal and each time you take a step towards achieving your goals record what happened and how you feel.
Until next time,
Dare To Dream!