Ever bake a cake? We all know the best way to bake a cake is to follow the instructions. There is a recipe that someone else figured through trial & error that ensures you make the perfect cake. If you left out one ingredient, say the flour, the cake will not taste right. So when baking a cake we always follow the recipe without even thinking about it because we trust that the recipe will produce the result we want: a great cake.
Success in life has a recipe, believe it or not. What I find so interesting is people try to shortcut the process thinking there is an easier way. If success were so easy everyone would be successful. The recipe for success is pretty simple, yet still is not easy.
FIRST, you need to have a goal. It’s important to know what you want but more importantly why you want it. A want is simply a wish. When you know why you want it, it becomes a need & you are more intensely focused on it’s accomplishment.
SECOND, you must have a positive attitude. You cannot attract people or circumstances with a negative attitude. People want to be around others that exude positivity & good energy. There is so much negativity in the world & people, I believe, crave anything that brings good stuff into their lives.
THIRD, we must believe in ourselves. There is really nothing we can accomplish if we don’t believe in ourselves. When you believe in yourself, in your abilities, you feel worthy of attaining what it is you want to accomplish & you attract the right people & opportunities to you.
FOURTH, you must have a strong work ethic. Good things never come to the lazy & undetermined. When we work, we must go the extra mile & separate ourselves from the masses. It’s never crowded at the top. One thing I have noticed in my own life is when I have worked the hardest, something changes in my mindset & I started demanding success. It’s like I would accept nothing less than the best because of the effort I was putting in.
FIFTH, & LAST, you need to have the expectation that good things will come your way when you have the above ingredients in place in your life. You can work hard but if you don’t believe you will get what you are working towards, you won’t attain it.
Baking a good cake requires following the simple recipe. Leaving a key ingredient out leaves you with a poor-tasting cake. Success also has a recipe. Leave out any of these ingredients & you miss out on the very blessings you could have for yourself. Keep your game plan simple, stick to the recipe &, over time, see your goals come to pass.
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