You already have every characteristic necessary for success if you recognize, claim, develop, and use them. THE SEVEN PRINCIPALS ANYONE CAN USE TO SUCCEED.
HAVE A CLEAR PURPOSE.
Before anyone starts anything in life, a clear distinct purpose has to be present. That purpose or goal will guide your life. In other words, the clear purpose will guide your health, physical habits and your overall behaviour. WHY?, Because your behaviour will certainly interfere with your aspirations. Your behaviour will be guided by that purpose
A GOAL A DAY
Plan a specific thing to do every day. Remember failing to plan is planning to fail. Never wake up early in the morning and ask yourself, “What will l do today”? This means that your friends will certainly try to drive you into their world and they will take you as a person who doesn’t plan. Each night before you sleep, you should know all the activities that you are going to do the following day. If you don’t organise your life someone else will do it for you.
DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE WHEN IT SHOULD BE DONE.
Look at all the geniuses in the world, do they have more hours a day than the rest of us? No, everyone under the earth at the same hours a day. The question then becomes, ARE YOU USING YOUR TIME WISELY? Nothing from the day before should split into the following day. Make sure that what needs to be done on Friday is done on Friday and no other day. If we follow this practise we will never be poisoned by procrastination.Know why you are at a certain place and your purpose there. There are many people who will try to make their business your business and their problems your problems. There should come a time where you step back and tell those friends, NO!!! Discipline yourself to do the things you need to do when you need to do them, and the day will come when you will be able to do the things you want to do when you want to do them\!
PERIODICALLY EVALUATE YOUR WORK.
Periodic evaluation makes you see if the results match what you had planned in your mind. Most people waste valuable time as they continue doing unnecessary activities without evaluating their progress. Evaluation makes you identify the problems and find the necessary solutions.
BE A GOOD TIME MANAGER
Successful people are always punctual for every event. Keeping time is not as important as the event. It is better to be very early for an event that is late and has people wondering where you are. Being on time is a decision and once you make a decision of keeping time, then you start thinking of the possible eventualities which keep you from being on time as being on time creates RELIABILITY in people’s minds.
WRING OR SQUEEZE YOUR BRAIN.
The reason why most people fail in life is because of the absence of principal 6. One might ask what wringing your brain means. Take for instance a washer and a drier. When clothes are taken out of the washer, water is not dripping from them but the clothes are damp and if a very strong man takes the damp clothes and squeezes them, water drips out. Now, what does this mean to a person? Our brain is like the clothes out of the washer. They are damp with greatness but we have to wring or squeeze out that greatness, with hard work and commitment. Most people never take their brains and squeeze out some more greatness, wring your brain. People don’t see the results of their work and live their lives without realizing the heights of excellence to which they can reach, THEREFORE WRING YOUR BRAIN, WRING IT!!
WHATEVER YOU DO, DO IT WITH THY MIGHT
If you take a look at a student’s transcript with a bad grade and ask him why they got a bad grade, the answer is usually, l didn’t like the subject. I tell you, never say that you didn’t like it because the transcript is a direct reflection of your character. Start liking it and do it to the best of your ability .Give it 100% because when you do it with all your might, it becomes less painful and brings jo.
Always remember that character gets you out of bed; commitment moves you to action. Faith, hope, and discipline enable you to follow through to completion .Zig Ziglar