3 Essential Steps Toward Personal Success

3 Steps Towards Personal Success

Success is too often defined in terms of money and too seldom associated with goals, attitude, self-belief, and bravery. Your success as a person comes from deep inside and can inspire those around you. It was the great renaissance artist, Michelangelo, that said, "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark." These words are as important in this century as they were when he said them in the 1500s.

Invest In Yourself

You are the most important ingredient in your success. Physical and emotional health are critical to accomplishing your goals. Don't adopt the "don't have the time" attitude when it comes to getting adequate exercise, eating a healthy diet, and developing a healthy mental attitude toward life. Buy a gym membership, start running or walking, ride a bike, or join a yoga group to get and keep your body in good physical shape. Cut back on fatty foods, high-calorie meals, sugary snacks and drinks, and adopt a meatless Monday to recuperate from any weekend indulgences. Bolster your mental health by turning off the television, reading books, and learning new skills.

Build Positive Relationships

Building positive relationships that reinforce your personal goals is vital. Men and women who are seeking personal success will care about their friends as well as themselves, and seek to build relationships and partnerships of value. Avoid building friendships with procrastinators, naysayers, pessimists, and those who have no specific goals for their life. Surround yourself with inspiring people who enjoy life, have positive attitudes, are career oriented, and not afraid of challenges.

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Develop Self-Discipline

Self-discipline is essential to any success you hope to achieve. It is the person who is consistent in his or her habits of work and personal goals that has developed the self-discipline necessary to succeed in life. Be diligent when faced with a challenge and approach it from all angles. Don't allow yourself to be distracted by social media, games, and other electronic devices when you should be focusing on the challenges that will help you reach your goals. There is a time for relaxing and fun, but not during your work or study time. Self-discipline equals staying focused.

Be brave, take a risk, and follow these three steps to put yourself on the path to achieving personal success. As your confidence grows and goals are met, financial success will follow.

About the author: Brian Carroll is the CEO of Pivot Insurance and holds CLU & CPCU designations. He has been part of the life insurance industry for over 30 years. He is also an avid runner and has participated in many athletic endurance events. Brian established the anonymous life insurance quote process here at Pivot and takes pride in the caring and professional staff. You can reach Brian at 1-800-651-1953 or bcarroll@pivot.com.

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