Look at anyone who has achieved great things and you will see some of the principals in the article below embedded into their DNA.
To get where we want to go we must keep a growth mindset. We also need motivation. That is why we tweet Motivation Monday’s on our Coppola Cheney twitter. We also send out motivational quotes from The Fantastic Life. I send daily motivational thoughts to myself and my kids. And of course LIFEies is typically a positive life lesson each I share every Monday.
In today’s LIFEies, I challenge you to pick a couple key principles from the article below to live by in order to get you what you want (oh….and are willing to work for).
My favorites from the list below:
- The End Result Will Be Worth The Sacrifice.
You must know your WHY. It allows you to stay in the game long enough to see results. It’s easy for me to say now, but I remember the first 25 years of my brokerage career, I sacrificed a ton, almost every day, to make sure I was one of the best. It was all worth it.
- Habits Make Or Break You.
There’s no substitute for discipline in creating habits. Success is a byproduct of the habits you have in place. I am writing my next book and habits will be on the center stage. For now, read Atomic Habits by James Clear.
- No One Will Believe In You, Until YOU DO.
It’s all about protecting your confidence. I found it easier to have confidence when I put the work in day after day, week after week, year after year, decade after decade.
Why not start today? Pick a couple and let’s GO!
Rule #11 from my book The Fantastic Life: The Growth Paradigm
The best news about growth is that it’s in your control. That’s also the worst news. In order to grow, you have to be active, constantly evaluating where you are, where you want to be, and how to get there.
20 Principles You Should Live By To Guarantee You Get Everything You Want In Life!
Once you master these principles… you’ll never be the same.
Transcript – 20 Principles You Should Live By If You Want An Amazing, Successful Life – Motivational Speech | Fearless Motivation
Success is no accident. Living a GREAT life will not come by luck or chance. It won’t fall from the sky. There’s no magic wand. There’s no quick fix.
The good news is, there are principles that lead to success. If you commit to doing the things successful people do, you will lead a life of success and happiness. Live by these 20 principles, and you will ensure you live a GREAT life!
NUMBER 1. There’s Nothing You Can’t Have Or Achieve In Life… If You’re Willing To Work For It.
There are no reasonable limits relating to what you can achieve, other than those that exist in your own mind. What you can have is up to YOU. Who you can be… is up to YOU. YOU are your only limit. No one else can stop you from having anything or being anyone you decide to be. Don’t let any unsuccessful person convince you otherwise.
NUMBER 2. Take Responsibility For Your Life and You Will Take Control Of Your Life.
Take responsibility for where you are in life, and accept the challenge required to get where you want to be.
Successful people don’t make excuses or blame others, they just focus on what they CAN DO. As Florence Nightingale once said:
“I attribute my success to this: I never GAVE nor took any excuse.”
Those who succeed in this world aren’t those who have escaped hardship. EVERY ONE of us carries our own baggage through life. Some let go of it, and push forward without the weight of EXCUSES on their back. Holding on to that weight of excuses is only ever going to slow you down, and hold you back from reaching your true potential. Let it go. Accept where you are AND DECIDE where you’re going to be.
NUMBER 3. There’s Always Something To Be Grateful For.
Grateful people are successful people. It’s been said many times, but it is worth repeating until it sinks in… When you are GRATEFUL for everything you do have in your life YOUR LIFE IS BETTER! Full stop.
Spending every morning thinking about, and writing down what you are grateful for will transform your life. The very act of doing this will lead to a better mood. A better mood will lead to better relationships, clearer mind, better results, and you will then attract MORE to be grateful for.
NUMBER 4. Follow Your OWN Path.
The world is full of opinions, none of them should influence where YOU want to be in life. Focus on your own path, and walk that path, regardless of others opinions. You’ll never be successful in life unless you are living the life YOU WANT TO LIVE. Don’t wear masks to fit in to this world. Be brave enough to stand tall and WALK in the direction you really want. Be true to you.
NUMBER 5. Never Stop Learning and Working On Yourself.
The key to a great life is GROWTH that comes from self-development. The PRIDE that comes from that GROWTH. The inner joy that comes from that PRIDE, knowing you are self-made. Knowing you made a great life, for yourself, and set the example for all those close to you. Feed your mind every day, always rising to a new level of consciousness, always seeking growth.
“The more you LEARN the more you will EARN” – Warren Buffett
The more you GROW the more you KNOW. The more you develop your SELF… The greater your true wealth.
NUMBER 6. Live With Integrity!
Zig Ziglar put it best:
“With integrity, you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity, you will do the right thing, so you will have no guilt.”
Living a life of integrity is living a life of TRUTH. And when you are living a life of truth, there’s nothing to hide. When there’s nothing to hide, there’s nothing but pride. You do the right thing, even when no one is watching, not because you’re getting rewarded, but because the reward is living a life of integrity.
NUMBER 7. Give Your All!
Nothing GREAT in life comes to those who give less than their EVERYTHING. Success doesn’t have to be a STRUGGLE. It should never feel like a chore. You should be in a place where you are ENTHUSIASTIC about giving your all, because you love what you do. Because you love the challenge. Because you love the growth. Because you love thinking about the end result.
NUMBER 8. You Can Change The Way You Feel At Any Moment By Changing Your Focus.
Any emotion, no matter how extreme can be changed, by learning how to change your focus, specifically to gratitude and perspective. If your life doesn’t feel like a blessing, LEARN how to shift your focus – every day to the place where it does.
NUMBER 9. Don’t Chase Money… Follow Your Purpose.
Do nothing for the SOLE PURPOSE of money. Do what is right, do what you love, do something that helps others and more than enough money will come. Chase the money and the money will run faster. Chase your purpose and the money will chase you.
NUMBER 10. There’s No Such Thing As Failure, Unless You Fail To Learn The Lesson.
Everyone fails at something, somewhere along the way. Successful people fail more than most… But the ONLY TRUE FAILURE is to give up without learning the lesson the failure brought. Failure is never the end of the story. It’s just a plot twist. Keep writing your story, and find a way to become the hero of it.
NUMBER 11. The End Result Will Be Worth The Sacrifice.
Unsuccessful people think about what they have to give up in order to achieve what they want… Successful people think about what they are going to get at the end of the process. They are happy to sacrifice NOW, knowing they will be rewarded LATER.
NUMBER 12. Patience Is Power.
This doesn’t mean sit on your hands… Work hard. Work fast. Work smart. But, If it doesn’t come when you expect it to come… Be patient. The only way it is not coming is if you quit. KEEP GOING.
NUMBER 13. Nothing Worthwhile In Life Comes EASY.
If you want it bad, you must be prepared to work for it, to fight for it, to give up everything for it. If it’s worth the prize, it’s worth the fight.
NUMBER 14. Nothing That Has Happened In Your Past Can Stop You From Creating A Better FUTURE, Starting RIGHT NOW.
Let go of the past, it’s gone. FOCUS on the now. What can you do NOW that will create a better tomorrow?
NUMBER 15. It’s NEVER TOO LATE To Be GREAT.
It’s never too late to amaze yourself, to shock yourself, to become someone NO ONE thought you could be, not even YOU.
NUMBER 16. Not Everyone Will Be Happy For You.
Not everyone is going to enjoy your success. Some will be jealous, some will be resentful… because they haven’t reached their own true potential. This should never stop you from pursuing your greatest self. Those who truly belong in your life, will be by your side on the journey. If you have to walk alone for a while be strong enough to do so, knowing it won’t be forever.
NUMBER 17. Habits Make Or Break You.
Think about every major area of your life. Health, Financial, Happiness. Are there any areas you have developed bad habits that are holding you back? If you have developed them, you can create new, better habits that take you closer to your goals. A habit is formed through consistent application and deep meaning. MAKE IT IMPORTANT to you and plan it, until it is a habit.
NUMBER 18. FEAR Is An Illusion.
FEAR is mind-made. It has no life outside your own imagination. Knowing this, you have no reason to hold yourself back, no reason to fear failure, rejection, embarrassment – ANYTHING. Go for want you want in life, FEARLESSLY.
NUMBER 19. Without Direction, You’ll End Up In The Wrong Section.
If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else. Successful people know where they are going. They have CLEAR GOALS. BIG, CLEAR, MEANINGFUL GOALS and they FIGHT FOR THEM.
NUMBER 20. No One Will Believe In You, Until YOU DO.
If you want people to support you, lead by example: BACK YOURSELF. If you want people to believe in you: BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.
Lacking belief? PROGRESS leads to BELIEF. GROWTH leads to BELIEF. Feed your mind, every day with self development material, new knowledge, empowering speakers AND start taking action – once you start making PROGRESS, belief will come. Belief will grow.