Is Your Success Internal or External?

Do you know the answer?  Maybe you do not know that success consists of two different parts: internal and external. Have you ever had a feeling that everything in your life looks nice and you have great plans for the future, but you are not sure that you feel happy and successful? How that can be possible? Let me explain …

Two Dozen (+1) Mistakes We Make that Limit Our Success

Part of human nature is a desire to make progress, or positive change. We all want to improve some area of our life. Perhaps we want to improve our finances, relationships, health, or education. We may want to control our emotions, develop self-disciple, or grow more tolerant. But why do we frequently wind up with just partial success? One reason …

Eliminate Oversight with Hindsight, Foresight, and Insight

Don’t Overlook Oversight If we have a sudden lapse of attention while we’re engaged in an activity, we’re apt to make an oversight. An oversight is a mistake we make when we’re not paying full attention. Just because it’s an innocent mistake doesn’t mean there aren’t serious consequences. An oversight by an airplane pilot, for example, can lead to a …

The Staircase to Success

Success Is Not a Doorway, It’s a Staircase –Dottie Walters, 1924~2007, American entrepreneur, speaker, author) What is it that we all want? Isn’t it success and happiness? So, it’s no surprise that a reader in Iran is interested in success. Arash (not his real name) is a 35-year-old married carpenter who wants to become extremely successful. That is, he wants …

Prerequisites For Success

You’ve reached this stage in life looking for more success. You’re not satisfied with yourself and you want change. Maybe your dream didn’t come true. You didn’t choose the events in your life. You had no choice but to accept whatever happened to you. But now it is time to start building a new life. What do you need to …

Sam Sits in on a Success Seminar

1. We Get What We Want Sam walked into the coffee shop, ordered coffee, and looked around. He saw his buddy, Zak, waiting for him at the usual place. You see, it was Thursday, 7 pm, and Sam and Zak meet each week at the same time and place. They get together to catch up on what is going on …

The Key to Success and Happiness Boils down to Attitude

Tony is a 21-year-old American, living in California, who makes the following comments: Q 1: “I have a real stale attitude. Life is tough right now and it’s hard for me to stay positive. I’ve lost friends, my girlfriend, my enthusiasm, and sense of humor, all because of my attitude towards things. Can you help?” A: Well, Tony, although you …

Do More of What Works and Less of What Doesn’t

“Doctor, doctor, you’ve got to help me. Every time I bang my head against the wall, it hurts.” “Well, stop banging your head against the wall!” Why do some people make life unnecessarily complex? It doesn’t require a PhD to get the most enjoyment from life; all that’s needed is a little common sense. If it hurts when you bang …

Positive Attitude is the Key to Success

“You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you”. – Brian Tracy When we observe our surroundings, the environment and the people living within and around us, we learn that the world is a difficult place …

The Formula for Failure and Success

by Jim Rohn (Excepted from the book The Five Major Pieces to the Life Puzzle by Jim Rohn) Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. We do not fail overnight. Failure is the inevitable result of an accumulation of poor thinking and poor choices. To put it more simply, failure is nothing more than a few errors in judgment repeated …