4 Steps to Success (by keem)

There was actually a point in time where Trey Songz was bigger than Drake; they came together for one of Drake’s first hits: Successful.

It’s funny, we hear people speak of success often, the concept is an intriguing one.  However, I believe the first common mistake that many make when trying to achieve success is that they let others define it for them.  There’s nothing wrong if you agree with someone else’s idea of success,however the first step to success is Defining What  Success Is To You.

When traveling we have a destination.  In the first step we realized what our destination is by defining what success means to us.  The second step is having a plan.  Everyone’s path is different.  When you put a destination in your GPS, it automatically comes with at least three options: Drive, Walk, and Transit.  Some people have less time to dedicate to achieving their success because of other priorities and responsibilities.  They may choose the “walk” option, meaning it may take a little longer. That’s why it’s so important to have a realistic plan that works for you.

Knowing where you want to end up is big.  But the third step is equally as important; Setting Goals.  Goals act as mile markers on the road to success and are essential in tracking your progress.  Setting goals is key because they are what will tell you whether you are on the right path or whether you may need to go back to the drawing board and rethink your approach.

The last step is in my opinion the most important when trying to achieve success : STAYING CONSISTENT.  Rome wasn’t built in a day.  Sometimes you’ll drive yourself crazy because you think you’re doing everything right and you’re not seeing any results.  Chances are you’re right.  Sometimes it takes time.  It’s easy to quit or give up.  It’s the people who keep pushing and refused to be discouraged who are left standing.

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