What Are the Seven Keys of Success?
When you are struggling with a situation and find yourself stuck and not knowing what to do, where to go, or whom to turn to, make use of these Seven Success Keywords to success to help you assess where you need to go.
In every situation, you hold the key to your own happiness. Only you can make things different and better. How fast-or how much-is up to you, but both are controlled by your Core Desires.
These seven words, when used properly, hold the key to finding answers and solutions to every problem, obstacle, or barrier you will encounter. When you are faced with a problem, look at this list to determine what you need to do or be to solve it.
One – Change: There are only two things in life that never change: truth, and the fact that everything else changes.
Even when it is forced on you, change is good. You need constant emotional, spiritual, and intellectual stimulation so you can thrive and grow to become all that is in you to become.
Many people resist making changes because they are in a comfort zone. When they look outside and see all the other joys life has to offer, they say they’d like to have them, but not if it means leaving their comfort zone.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you accepted change and even planned on it? To better view change, you should see it as inevitable. Change should not be feared or resented; it should be seen for what it is-a source of growth.
Two – Choice: Life gives you the opportunity to grow. Whether you grow or not is your choice. You can choose to grow and become a happy, spiritual, and emotional giant or stay small. The choices are always yours, and you always have them.
By cultivating the Success Attitude and asking for help from knowledgeable mentors, you can avoid many of the pitfalls in the sidewalks of life. If you do fall in, you’ll climb out with their aid. Your future is not in the hands of fate, your boss, the stars, or your circumstances – it is in your choices – the choices you make to determine your path and your destination.
When you are faced with a situation in which you are not happy or not getting what you want, ask yourself, “What am I doing to cause this?”
“What do I have to change in me, about me, or around me to make it the way I want it to be?” Most things that happen to you are either a direct or an indirect result of choices you make.
Three – Truth: Only truth properly applied will free you from the bondage that ignorance and limited paradigms create. Few are totally open with all the truth.
When you have truth as your operating system, you’ll stop giving other people or circumstances the power to control your life. You must own the role you play in your circumstances by acknowledging that the truth will free you to make the necessary changes to get what you want.
Four – Trust: For a truly fulfilling life, trust is essential. You need to trust your mentors, your instructors, your spouse, your doctor, and your boss. Most importantly, you need to trust your own ability to learn, and trust that choosing to make changes will be beneficial.
Many people don’t take action for success because they don’t trust that it will make a difference. They don’t trust that other people will care. But trust gives you the confidence to take action, and it is the cornerstone of all relationships. If you don’t trust others for fear of being hurt, your growth will be severely limited.
Trust comes from making the decision to trust. Many people feel that trust has to be earned, but my motto is to trust everyone until I have reason not to. If someone breaks my trust, it may be difficult for me to know when to decide they can be trusted again. But when, or if, it ever happens, it still involves another decision to trust.
Five – Ask: To get what you want, you must be willing to ask. It is amazing how many people simply will not or cannot ask for what they want or need.
You may feel selfish for asking for what you want or need, or embarrassed or afraid it will cause problems. You may find it difficult to ask for help of any kind, including candid feedback, because of pride or ego.
For too many people, asking for direction implies they have either lost their way or are unaware of what to do. Asking for solutions to your problems means admitting we have problems in the first place.
What you must learn is that asking for help and direction is not a sign of weakness! It is the quickest way to get what you want – from your spouse, your friends, and God.
Six – Decide: If you want things to be different in your life, you must decide to make changes. Action is the direct result of making a decision.
You may be afraid to make decisions because you aren’t sure of the outcome, but deciding to postpone or refusing to make a decision is still a decision.
To make good decisions, you must gather information from reliable sources and then decide which of the choices will best suit you and your situation. If a decision turned out to be wrong or didn’t give you the results you were counting on, it may need to be revisited so that you can make course corrections.
Once you settle on a plan of action, there may still be doubts and obstacles in your way, but to keep from wavering back and forth, simply choose to go for it.
If it is a Core Desire, you will make the necessary decisions until you overcome all hurdles.
Seven – Risk: The fear of taking risks nips many good ideas in the bud and kills many hopes and dreams. But you have to recognize that to venture out on any new path involves taking a risk.
Don’t let your fear of risk debilitate you. People who risk little, grow little. If you truly have a Core Desire, you will face the risk at all costs, and you will learn and grow.