8 Tips to Soar with Success

soar with success

By Dr. Steve G. Jones
Clinical Hypnotherapist

I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.”
― Abraham Lincoln

To soar with success means being successful in all important areas of life. Everyone craves success, and generally, financial success. But if you want your success to soar to new heights, you should recognise that success in other areas of life is important too. And in this article… I’ll provide you some tips on how to be successful in life, in general.

Before we begin, I want you to check out the Soaring Success program here:

8 Tips to Soar with Success

1. Find Your WHY

The first thing to do if you want success in anything…

Is to have a reason why.

Why would you want to be successful at something?

Is it to impress someone or your friends?

Or to feel more life fulfillment?

It can be satisfying to be successful at something…

But without any real reason why you’re wanting the success…

A lot of things can happen.

Your dreams can crumble down as you hit some minor roadblocks…

Just because you weren’t founded on your reasons.

Or maybe when you get tired, you won’t take action…

Or when you’re distracted, you’ll procrastinate.

It’s your BIG REASON that will push you throughout your journey…

No matter how hard… no matter how painful.

This is your foundation. If you know you’re founded on solid reasons, your dreams won’t go crumbling down easily.

And if you don’t have a foundation, even the slightest earthquakes can bring you down.

2. Stick to Your WHY

Once you found your WHY…

Stick to that.

I’ve mentioned before that your WHY will put you through any challenge…

Only if you stick to it.

You see, some people take action because they’re motivated.

While some people take action because they have a reason to.

Everyone feels unmotivated every now and then.

There are days when you don’t feel like getting up at all.

But you have to. And if you’ll count on your motivation to fuel you on those days…

You’ll be dragging yourself to do what you don’t ‘feel’ like doing.

So it’s a lot better to ground yourself on your WHY. So at times like these…

You’ll be more energized to take action and show up.

3. Find a Blueprint and a Mentor

Now you have your reasons. You need a roadmap to get where you want to go.

If it’s weight loss, you need a diet plan or a workout plan.

If it’s money, you need to work on a ‘wealth’ blueprint.

You also need someone to guide you through the roadmap or the blueprint.

You need someone who’s been there before. Not just someone teaching for money.

You need someone with experience. Someone who really went through what you’re going through.

If you don’t have local or personal access to these people…

You can always buy their books, listen to their podcasts, audiobooks, etc.

The point is to have someone to look up to, who has been where you were before. And is massively successful…

…or at least, the level of success you want to have.

4. Systematize Everything

Now that you have a mentor, a blueprint, and a reason to go forward…

You need to systematize everything.

In reality, this is not the only area of your life you need to focus on.

For example, you want to get rich…

But you also have to focus on your family, on your friends, and other commitments.

So you need to systematize everything to have a balanced and rich life.

Ideally, you should work in these areas:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Finances & Wealth
  • Friends & Family
  • Fun, Recreation and Entertainment
  • Love Life
  • Personal/Spiritual Development
  • Career/Business
  • Physical Environment

A balanced life of those 8 elements will be fulfilling for sure…

But take it easy on yourself. I know it can be difficult to juggle everything at once.

5. Focus, Find Your Flow

Now that you have a system, it’s time to get to work.

And while working, focus is a must. You must find your flow.

Flow is when you’re so engrossed in the moment.

How do you know when you found your flow?

You’ll feel energetic, time passes by so fast, and you’re getting a lot done.

When you’re at this stage. Don’t stop working. This is when you’ll be really productive.

How do you find your focus? You can start by working focused for 5 minutes without any distractions.

Then take it easy for another 5 minutes, and then have a focused session again, maybe try 7-10 minutes this time.

If you’re used to entertaining distractions, this can be difficult. But if you want success, you should focus on what you really need to do.

Avoid procrastination, it robs you of your success.

6. Reduce the Negativity

Now, it’s time to reduce the negativity.

Note how I used the word ‘reduce’ instead of ‘remove’? In reality, you can’t be 100% positive and good. Negativity will be with you, that’s a fact as long as you’re on the planet.

But that’s no reason for you to put it with all the negativity. Reduce it as much as you can.

Love negative people in your life from afar, don’t let them influence you.

Avoid negative news, events, etc.

7. Stick to One Thing at a Time

As you go through your journey, stick to one thing at a time. Your focus shouldn’t be scattered in every facet of your life. I know there are 8 areas of your life… And you need to work on all these. But prioritize one at a time.

Take it easy on yourself. Because doing everything at once is a sure way to stress yourself out!

Also, you’ll produce better results if you do one thing at a time.

8. Don’t Give Up Too Soon

The last tip I have to give is this…

Don’t give up too soon. There will be times it will seem pointless…

But as long as you’re grounded on your WHY, as discussed above…

You’ll have the strength to go on.

Reality will kick in after the motivation goes down. It’ll be hard and challenging. You’ll find yourself asking if it’s worth it to continue…

Or to quit.

But oftentimes, it’s during these times that you’re about to hit your breakthrough.

So don’t quit. Don’t give up too soon.

Once you have these 8 tips nailed down…

I’m pretty confident you’ll be soaring with success in anything you set your mind to.

So go out there and show the world what you can do.

Don’t forget to check out the Soaring Success program here:

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What Does Success Mean For You? – How to Define Success in Life

What does success mean for you?

Just what do we mean by success? What does success mean to you? How are we to be successful in life?  While many equate success with money, power or prestige, a successful life involves much more than that. There are many components to a successful, balanced life, and success is best thought of in a broad, all-of-life manner. To help you, we have identified six essential elements of a successful life.

Many people lead a successful life without amassing great wealth or power.  Our tendency is to think in the short term, our immediate future is most important to us. But a successful life is lived over many decades. If we accept this and think of success in terms of a whole life, not just a year or a decade, we have a better sense of what is important in our lives.

This has two advantages – the first is that it means you always have the chance to improve on your situation. The second is that this wider perspective allows you to appreciate what you have, and to see more clearly the things that are most important.

Success is something to work at continually. In pursuing a successful life, there is no beginning or end – only tomorrow. We define the six pillars of success to help guide you on your journey.

“Past failures are the building blocks of tomorrow’s triumphs.”

Six Pillars of Success

A successful life is multi-faceted, involving the full scope of your life and interactions with others. Importantly, it should be defined by you, not what you think others might think.

We see six pillars of success – the six S’s of success:

  1. Self worth – having a positive sense of self;
  2. Support – enjoying a strong and supportive network of personal relationships;
  3. Satisfaction – and the fulfillment that comes from achievement;
  4. Strength – coming from a healthy body and mind that allows you to get the most from life;
  5. Security – the comfort of a solid financial situation, or financial independence; and
  6. Safety – and the security that allows a solid base for dealing with a rapidly changing world.

1.      Strong Sense of Self (Self Worth)

Success often begins with having a strong, positive and confident sense of self. This is the essential foundation on which your success is based.

Words such as happiness and contentment are similarly related states of mind. However we feel that the more critical dimension is that of a strong feeling of self worth. Psychologists refer to it as “subjective well-being”, and without this, we are unlikely to be happy or content.

If we are not happy, if we are not sure of ourselves, our relationships suffer from our doubts and inconsistencies. In contrast, a strong sense of self allows us to be more engaged and more engaging. As a result we are more likely to achieve the things we desire.

 “We don’t live in a neighbourhood, city, state or country – we live in the space between our ears.”

2.      Supportive Network of Personal Relationships

Humans are social creatures; our history is one of tribes and families. This has helped us to dominate other species by our ability to think, communicate and organise as a group. As we have moved from a tribal base to communities of towns, cities, and nations, we continue to hold dear our relationships with those around us.

This means that you cannot have a successful life without the inclusion of others. Your personal relationships and support groups are essential to your general well-being, they are the ones which add colour and depth to your life. These are the people who give meaning to your existence on this planet, who provide the colour and nuances of your life.

 “At the heart of life lie the relationships we have with other people.”

3.      Satisfaction and Fulfillment

Personal fulfillment begins with a sense of purpose. This is commonly quoted in the self-help literature, but in reality is harder to achieve than generally stated.

For instance, as a younger man at University I had a friend who was committed to a flying career (at which he became very successful). I was jealous of this certainty in his life’s direction. He was amongst a very small minority with such a sense of purpose in their lives.

The rest of us had only vague ideas of the future, and we have moved our lives through a series of goals and ambitions, each updated or replaced as the last was reached.

We do (and should have) goals and set plans for the achievement of those goals. These can be short or longer term, and the satisfaction that comes with achievement is indeed powerful. If we drift through life in a complacent manner, we find that months, years and decades slip by and we realise we have wasted huger opportunities. This is not success.

“Only dead fish go with the flow.”

4.      Strong Body

Looking after yourself physically is a big part of living a successful life. Note that we aren’t talking about exhaustive gym workouts or fad diets. It’s simpler than that. Eating sensibly, with less sugar, watching your weight and getting regular exercise (from walking to work, taking the stairs instead of the elevator for instance), are small things that can make a big difference for many people.

Health problems can beset anyone, at any time. The causes are not always identifiable – we all know of the fitness freak who has suffered an unexpected heart attack or similar misfortune. Causes may be genetic, the result of an accident, the result of a bodily weakness, or they can be lifestyle based.

Whilst we can’t control these things, we can give ourselves the best possible shot. A healthy body will reward you with an increased capacity to do more, to feel more and experience more. It gives better longevity and satisfaction from life, improving our ability to face the physical and mental challenges which continually confront us all.

 “Respect your body. It’s the only one you get.”

5.      Secure Finances

Having a successful life means having financial independence. This is your ticket to more life options and choices, and the formula is quite simple – spend less than you earn and save/invest the balance. Buy quality assets that will appreciate, not toys that will decline in value.

Financial independence is reliant on asset accumulation and typically involves decades of effort.  Having a high-paying job helps, but does not guarantee financial independence. Think of athletes, rock stars, or celebrities with multi-million-dollar earnings who die impoverished. On the other hand, there is the working-class immigrant next door who buys several properties through his life and dies a multi-millionaire.

To think of how to be successful in life, it is useful to define financial independence as the accumulation of wealth that allows you to maintain a desired standard of living without a working pay check. For instance, if your living expenses are $50,000 a year, then an asset portfolio of $1m returning 5% per annum would meet this goal.

 “Do not save what is left after spending, but spend what is left after saving”

6.      Safety and Security

Most definitions of success focus on higher-order needs such as self-actualisation, esteem and relationships. However, we should not forget that the satisfaction of basic needs is an essential foundation of a successful life.

Abraham Maslow became a famous psychologist when he published his hierarchy of needs. This includes safety and security as being among our basic needs. Without a safe and comfortable living environment, we cannot properly function in the world. Feeling secure in the world and with our place in it is vital to a successful life.

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

This recognises that a strong and secure home base provides a psychological rock from which we anchor our responses to the world. In this sense we consider safety and security to be more about the physical manifestations of the above pillars – a comfortable and rewarding home environment and the ability to use and adapt with new technologies as they intrude on our lives.

“The fact is that people are good, give people affection and security, and they will give affection and be secure in their feelings and their behaviour.”