The magic ingredient for creating success

Give yourself the touch of gold!

I have these instructions  printed out and pasted on the front of a book by Chet Holmes called “The Ultimate Sales Machine.” (Brilliant book – if you don’t have a copy – get it, and thank me later) –

“The great ones in life are not those who are handed silver spoons. Their excellence comes from digging into the raw ore of their own character, and through hard work, persistence, and faith turning whatever they touch into gold.”

and in my own handwriting on a 3″ x 5″ card –

“I will take no shortcuts. I will develop myself  in a positive manner and avoid anything that will reduce my growth and my physical health. I will develop self discipline in order to bring out the best in myself and others”

So what’s the magic ingredient for creating success?

According to Chet Holmes, and I agree with him wholeheartedly – it’s pig headed discipline and determination.

If you apply to the learning curve of anything (learning a new language or instrument, business building techniques etc.) with pigheaded discipline and determination you will overcome, conquer and become the master of creating success over and over again.

Perhaps you’re great at golf.

Maybe you play the piano very well.

Basketball may be your game of choice.

In all these cases you know that in order to become great you need to stick to the basics until you do.

And yet so many businesses don’t although in business there are basics that you can do over and over again until every aspect runs like a machine.

What do you need to do today to get you on the road to mastery and success?

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