Seven Steps to Success

"Someone once said that too many people quit when they're just a step away from achieving success. Here's a plan to accomplish your goals while you work in harmony with your intuition:

1. Focus on the goal....
2. Develop a plan....Take that first step, and then take another.
3. If you get off track, be willing to change....Many times the road to sucess is found by taking a detour.
4. Cultivate the attitude of a wish fulfilled. Success is waiting for you -- feel it, see it, vividly imagine it, sense it and grasp it.
5. Don't dwell on the old. Put your mental energy and action into focusing on where you want to go.
6. Look ahead, rather than back....
7. How will you know when you're succeeding? Success isn't a destination. It's a journey. Here's a checklist:

Are you enjoying what you do?
Are your connections with friends, colleagues and family strengthened by your success?
Are you proud of your accomplishments thus far?
In the process of achieving your goals, are you developing the qualities of kindness, self-respect, courage, compassion, patience, love and hope?
Do you feel more in control of yourself and your life?
Are you able to shift negative self-talk to something more positive and useful?
Has your spiritual life been enriched through the process of achieving this goal?
Are you being of service to others?
Are you more self-confident and sure of your capabilities as the result of pursuing this dream?
Are you continuing to stretch just beyond your comfort zone?
Are you easily able to shift direction if the course you've been on isn't working?
Are you consistently listening to your inner guidance and following its wisdom?

If you answered yes to most or all of these questions, you are a success!"

Read more in this article from ThirdAge.