5 Steps Toward Success

Every single person wants to be successful. The definition of success varies amongst people. Although the final product of success will not be the same for everyone, there are steps anyone can take to get closer to success.

5 Steps Toward Success

  1. Know your end goal. Keep focused. There are a lot of distractions in this world. With the internet and social media, our time can quickly be sucked up. There is no way you can be and do everything. Decide three areas of your life to focus your energy and work on those. For example, if you want to be a published author, work on your book. You have to be consistent with your word count goals per day. If you spread your time too thin, you may not ever accomplish your primary goal.
  2. Create small steps. Large goals can feel overwhelming! Break them down into smaller ones. You will feel success as you check off the small goals and each small step will get you closer to your large goal.
  3. Gain knowledge. We can all learn from books and mentors. There will always be people more and less successful than you. Learn from those who are more successful and mentors those who you can teach.
  4. Surround yourself with positive people. People who support your success. Positive energy attracts positive energy. Have you heard of the law of attraction? I played basketball in high school (I wasn’t very good, but I played!). Our coach used to have us rest on the gym floor and imagine our next game. We always envisioned that we would win. Beliefs are powerful. All success stories start with the belief that it is possible. You want to surround yourself with people who believe in you as well. The positive energy will only help you believe that you can obtain the success you deserve.
  5. Have confidence. There will always be negative people in this world. It’s easy to be brought down by them. Don’t let this happen. Have confidence that your steps toward success are important and that you deserve to achieve everything you set your mind to. You will receive rejections many times. It may not be your time. You may need to learn more. The person who rejected you may not be the right fit. Keep pushing past them. Here is a good article on 5 Ways to Deal with Rejection.

What Steps Have Helped with Your Success? 

Do you have anything to add on success? Are there any tricks you have used to achieve success?

I wish you all the success in your life! ❤️

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85 thoughts on “5 Steps Toward Success

  1. Happy Poem in Your Pocket Day! Here’s one for you:

    My favorite color is navy blue,
    the color of a childhood book about stars.
    My father read it to me on the couch,
    took me outside and showed me
    the Big Dipper, and the Little Dipper,
    and how to find the North Star.
    All of this was right in front of our house.
    We looked up into the sky until it looked back.
    The book said we spin without realizing it.
    It told where we are in the Milky Way
    but my father and I don’t know how we got here.
    Neither of us mentions it.
    We do not know how to do the math
    on astronomical odds as big as that.

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  2. Great advice Ipuna! Small steps, spot on. No one starts out running a marathon, they begin slowly, training. Surrounding yourself with positive people and positive thinking, is a must!! We are all made up of energy, and if you put a positive charged object next to a negative charge object(picture magnets) they will bring each others energy level to match. . These are all great advice. 🙂

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    1. I love the magnet analogy. I’m a visual person, so it hits home quickly. I think sometimes we feel like we need to move a mountain, so you never start! Success or reaching a goal takes baby steps that eventually lead to bigger things. Thank you for your wonderful comment!

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  3. I was right, Ipuna – you do have motivational stuff on your blog! 🙂
    Things that motivate me include doing something useful to myself or others (it can be as trivial as ironing something), walking in nature and writing something motivational.
    Keep up the good work. 🙂
    Kindness – Robert.

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  4. Could not agree more! I think figuring out your end goal is key. I talked about this in one of my older posts as well. Without that you would not be focused and would feel overwhelmed with all the decisions and process making.

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  5. Excellent advice
    I used to compete in Tae Kwon Do – before every competition I would envision myself receiving a gold medal – guess what ?
    That’s exactly what I got – gold medals
    You DO have to set yourself up for success – this is a practice I’d long since forgotten but could apply to literally ANYTHING
    Thank you for the reminder 🙂

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    1. Ooh, competing in Tae Kwon Do takes great mental discipline. What an excellent example. Mind over body! Thanks for mentioning that.
      And YEAH on the gold medals! I love tough women!!! 💪​🙌​ (I’m one too!)
      You have it correct. “Set yourself up for​success.” No one will hand it to you. It is a PRACTICE. Such great wisdom in your words. That’s why you have a fantastic blog! Keep it up! ❤️

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  6. It is true that we want to be successful, but we don’t want to get distracted also. It’s important to surround ourselves with those that motivate us and help us reach our ultimate goal. Such a great post and a reminder of what we need to do…which is to stay focused. ❤

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  7. Great thoughts Ipuna! The fascinating subject about success is many times we want it, whatever it is to the person, but we think maybe we’re not worthy of it–so believing we can is important, factored in with all you’ve mentioned. Success is work and we have to accept that truth. The goals, create them and give yourself timelines: where do you want to be in a month, two months, a year from now. Visions of success are just as important as the small goals that led us to the larger goals. This is a subject matter I love speaking to, as it’s very much the material I taught while in the Air Force. Summer is coming and I’m hoping to develop a few more thoughts in this arena in my blog. I think we cannot talk success enough. My students at the community college level seem to really like when I open the final class with tips towards their success. Many do not have mentors. It’s wonderful you’re writing so many thoughts and tips for not only them, but everyone. 😊

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    1. I agree. I think believing is the first step. That’s wonderful that you taught success and goals in the Air Force! I didn’t have mentors in my home, but I sought them outside the home (people and books). I came from very little and have accomplished a lot. I find it important to share some tips on my blog for the exact reason you indicated, some people don’t have mentors. I look forward to reading more thoughts on this over the summer on your blog!

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      1. That’s wonderful Ipuna! I did not have a lot of guidance when I was young either. But after coming in the Air Force I did at times. And before entering the service , I had little nudges here and there. We never know how we might encourage others, so I try to drop seeds here and there. I see you do as well….which is another reason I enjoy your blog. 🙂

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  8. O my friend! Either I am crazy or lazy. Take your pick and click! Either way? I look at the blogs and the posts joyfully created by yours truly. I pat myself in the back. I give it the ‘It’s GOOD!’ of my approval, but! Good to me? Hum it has not generated neither subscribers much less financial supporters!

    Hahaha! HalleluYah! No problem! My focus is set on HIm Who holds the fire of my passion. I suggest to add for number one step? Submit, commit, passionately and without reserve your being and your doings to the Almighty Creator of our beings. He’ll do it all for you. No kidding. Once that step is set in place?

    The rest of the steps fall in automatically and without any sweat whatsoever. On His time? All due to you will come for His honor and esteem not for mine! That will be, so fine! 🙂

    I am updating my original master piece, take a look if you may plz. and give me your aw! also if you may plz.

    http://www.nowistime.com/who-are-these-people-who-bring-terror-to-the-very-heart-of-satan-himself/. It is good to live in His Presence. Rain or shine? It’s all fine! 🙂

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      1. Tell you what? Father is restoring our bodies. That’s why we are now getting into all of these wonderful herbs. I have not and will not ever go to a doctor again. Ten years doctors and drugs free. No hospital either. every single day I get new info in all the best to take.

        Only problem is my assumptions about each herb they are tutting on any day. Today? cinnamon & honey. lemon water a must! Tomorrow? Ah! I forgot the green tea, another must! But turmeric? It’s suppose to take care of inflammation. and I am inflammed! So I don’t miss it! Is taking me all these years to reverse the damaged of prescribed drugs in my past! I’m succeeding but! I don’t know if you know about the bread toxic situation.

        Of course, in your county I would think you don’t have such problems.One day soon we will all be eating healthy while we wait for our Redeemer. Delay is not defeat! 🙂

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        1. I’m definitely getting into herbs over prescribed drugs. I’m so happy to hear that they have helped you! I didn’t know anything about the bread toxic situation?? Yikes.

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          1. The bread/wheat products–soy–sugar are the three evils Satan is using to slowly kill us all. Those 3 are the cause of all illnesses including altzeitmers, mental insanity, cancer, diabetes, etc.

            Hittler’s Atlantic age is still in force! Only our Father can rescue us. And He is doing it. One by one He is doing it. Thus, we got this herbal revolution to bring to nothing the agricultural one–the day the powers to be devised the plan to kill us. The day they poisoned the ground to grow poisoned food.

            What a Mighty Yah we have. We deserve death but He is giving us life. Not only spiritual but physical as well. 🙂

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          2. Let me add. That’s why the plan to restore the desserts of Jordan. That’s why Father is enlightening each one of us to the end of becoming of one mind in His Spirit. One mind set on the First & Most Important of the Commandments. As He works in each one of us, His love is born in our hearts. We begin to see the love of that First Commandment. Our hearts bind with His heart. United Kindred Spirits shall conquer the world of His creation. The parable of the tares is in play. 🙂 (Ha! I sense I need to post this.what do ye know? I’m still half sleeping. Just woke up to find your comment. STRIKE AGAIN! lol)

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              1. Hahaha! the kind of fire that burns away all the chaff but it does not burn the gold in us.My favorite rhyme: I’m a little tea pot singing in hot water!!! You provoke my humor bone. One of these days I will write me a best seller of Father’s gift: my sense of humor. 🙂

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                  1. Did you hear President Trump speech in Saudi Arabia? It was to me like hearing from our Father. There is hope for peace. Our Messiah is coming back for a jointed body just like He told me a few years back! I’ll post it in a minute. 🙂

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                    1. I did not hear President Trump’s speech 😬. I am all for hope and peace, so I’m happy to hear that. Thank you for the update, and I’ll look forward to your post.

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  9. Ipuna, thank you for such clarity in your post. I can identify strongly with your first point and there are so many distractions in life that hinders one reaching one’s goal. Some problems are impossible to avoid and then I find the best is to calmly place a hold on the goal instead of stressing and feeling guilty. Distractions, particularly of the social media kind, are avoidable and calls for strong willpower and dedication. One point / trick I could add to the list is persistence!😀

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    1. Hi! I agree that focus is very important. I’m usually good at it, but I’m not perfect about it for sure. For me, I think about what is most important to me at the time and spend most of my energy there. Everything else can wait. When I get the one thing done that I focused on, I move my focus to the next task/goal.

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    2. Just ask and keep on asking. Knock and keep on knocking. and the door shall be opened unto you. And the Almighty Father/Creator of our beings shall give you His Spirit to keep your focus on Him. You’ll never want for anything again. All inharmonious circumstances shall become into harmony. Sharing not preaching. Just talking from the horse’s mouth. Much love, thiaBasilia. 🙂

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        1. His wisdom not mine, but! Your comments so encourage me. I hope I do the same for you. My passion is to love/obey/listen to my Father so help to restore His children that we all may enjoy living in His Presence even now and for eternity. 🙂
          He is reaching each one of us one by one. He reached you and me and many others through us despite all of our aberrations. He is so clever! He wins our hearts like we do with our two year old tantrum fits babies. He stops our fits with his embrace and xoxoxo. Hahaha! HalleluYah! 🙂

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