How To Get Success In Life

In my last post, How To Be Successful, I explained that to achieve success in life, successful people program their minds to focus on the positive. This gives them sufficient drive to enable them to overcome obstacles and hurdles which might stop a negative person in their tracks.

But whilst programming your mind to focus on the positive is an important step to achieve a successful life – it isn’t enough on its own. It doesn’t matter how positive you are, if you don’t take ACTION, you are going nowhere fast!

Most people don’t achieve the success in life they are capable of because they don’t even try. And the main reason why they don’t try is that they fear failure. After all, if they don’t try – they can’t fail! So they don’t take any action.

This is why programming your mind (as described in my previous post) is SO important. A positive person is so focussed on achieving their goals that they will find a way to overcome any barriers and hurdles in their way. If they try and don’t get the result they desire – they don’t see this as failure and give up. They try again … and again … and again UNTIL they achieve success in life.

How did you learn to ride a bike? How did you learn to drive a car? How did you learn to use your computer? You didn’t know exactly how to ride a bike, drive a car, use your computer the first time you attempted it. You learned through DOING. If you had waited to be an expert driver before you attempted to drive, you would never have become a driver.

Most successful people “fail” more than unsuccessful people. They “fail” their way to success. They take ACTION and if it doesn’t work straight away, they take MORE action.

So don’t fear failure. Decide on the result you want to achieve and keep taking action UNTIL you succeed in life.

In my next post, I’ll explain another key to success

To your success and happiness

Martyn Boaden



  • Mandy Allen

    Reply Reply 15 May, 2009

    Brilliant, Martyn, and you are absolutely right. Action is what it takes.

    Enjoy the journey.


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