By: Aaron Potts
Whether we like to admit it or not, most of us have a common misconception that people who are truly successful in life have some sort of gift or skill, or that they were given some kind of incredible break or opportunity during their life that allowed them to achieve their incredible success.
The simple truth of the matter is that all people - no matter who they are, where they are from, or what their history is - have the ability to achieve massive success in life, and to maintain that level of success for as long as they desire to have it.
However, given the false misconception that the rich and famous and the "beautiful" people in the world have some "trick" to their success keeps the everyday person from even trying to achieve lofty levels of health, prosperity, and happiness.
The secret to true and lasting success is that we simply need to get out of our own way and permanently bury the self-limiting beliefs that have been keeping us from our dreams for all of these years!
Success Secret #1
Every single person who ever achieved or maintained success in this world first had a clear picture in their mind of what that success looked like. How much success do you think you will have if your statement of action looks like any of these?
I am going to be the best BLANK in the history of mankind!
My body is going to BLANK like no one else's ever has!
I am going to build the most powerful company ever, and we are going to sell BLANK.
My ideal husband/wife is going to make me so happy because he/she will BLANK.
Do you see the point here? Even having an idea of what area of your life that you want to achieve success in - health, wealth, relationships, career, etc. - is simply not enough to get the gears turning in your life that will make it happen.
You have to know exactly what you want to do in your MIND before it can ever manifest and become a part of your actual existence. Do you think that the people who build skyscrapers say "Let's just throw a bunch of concrete and steel together and see how high we can make it"?
No, they envision a beautiful tower of architectural superiority in their mind, and then they start working out a plan of how to make it happen. Although your goals may not be as far-reaching as a 100-story building downtown, the process begins in exactly the same place - in your mind.
Success Secret #2
You must BELIEVE that you can accomplish your goal! You would think that something as simple as that would go without saying, but the sad truth of the matter is that most people are brought up to believe that they are limited by what is realistically possible.
In fact, the more time you spend learning about the state of affairs in the world at large, as well as in your own neighborhood, the more you will become conditioned to believe that you can only accomplish certain things because "that's just the way it is".
Nothing could be further from the truth! As a wonderful and glorious human being, the only true skill that you have to have to succeed is a burning desire to accomplish whatever it is that you want to accomplish!
History is replete with examples of wildly successful people who attained their success not via expensive college educations or unlimited financial resources, but rather because they simply refused to give up until they had found or created a way to achieve their dreams.
Success Secret #3
No one who ever achieved any lasting success ever did so by sitting at home studying the long lost secrets of other successful people.
It doesn't matter if you are talking about following the path of wealthy business men and women, tracking the health practices of people with picture-perfect bodies, or just cracking the code of someone who has mastered gloriously fulfilling relationships. Your ability to memorize their master plans will do you absolutely no good whatsoever if you do not get up and take action on what you have learned.
Does that mean that you need to plan to dedicate 18-hour work days to building the next business empire, spend countless hours at the gym, or practice every relationship-saving technique that you read about? Of course not.
However, if you want to achieve success in any endeavor in your life, you will have to put a powerful plan of action in place in order to make it happen, and stick to that plan over the long-term, rather than just the short-term.
The Secrets to Success of the Simple Minded are 3 very ordinary concepts that every single person ever born has the ability to bring to bear:
Know what you Want - Believe that you can have It - Take consistent action to attain It
Everything else on the path to goal attainment and success are merely logistical details.