The basic principles of success
The basic principles of success are (from Think and Grow Rich):
- (The application of) specialized knowledge.
- Organized Planning
- Master Mind.
- Sex Transmutation.
- The Subconscious Mind.
- The Brain.
- The Sixth Sense.
- Overcome indecision, doubt and fear.
If found another list in a book of Will Edwards (7 keys to success):
Recently I found another page with principles of success, or maybe more about how to be happy on the site of James Altucher:
- Physical, being in shape:
- Wake up by 4-5am every day.
- Go to sleep by 8:30-9. (Good to sleep 8 hours a night!)
- No eating after 5:30pm. Can’t be happy if indigested at night.
- Emotional: if someone is a drag on you, cut them out. If someone lifts you up, bring them closer.
- Mental: write down ideas. Write down so many ideas that it hurts your head to come up with one more. Then try to write down five more.
- Be grateful.
Find more on How to be lucky.
And I just realized there is another one, even though it is e.g. implicitly included in the Principles of Success: focus.
Am currently working on remarks on the principles of success.
We made an article about a sample application of the principles of success: sample application of the principles of success of Napoleon Hill.
I have an exercise in mind and want to make some supporting document for it, but as long as I don’t have the document you could still do the exercise on just a piece of paper or a document you create yourself.
The exercise is to rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10 on each of the principles or subjects mentioned above. This will tell you what you should probably work most on on your road to success and/or achieving your main goal or main desire.
Please find my sample below after feeling defeated with my Master Mind Group meeting on June 2, 2013. Was planning this for a long time. The idea behind is that low scores give indication what to work on and highs scores or improving scores are motivational.
|Principle||Score June 2, 2013 (Guus)||Remarks|
|Desire / passion||5||Out of focus, too many goals|
|Faith||6||Goes up and down|
|Autosuggestion||5||Limited disciplin in reading statements|
|Application of specialized knowledge||8||Using a lot of my consultancy experience, web development skills and Internet Marketing skills|
|Imagination||8||Have quite some ideas for solutions to get to the goal|
|Organized planning||5||Could formalize and analyze better and more|
|Decision||7||Learning, learned a lot. Start small.|
|Persistence||7||Maybe too stubborn|
|Sex transmutation||4||Too much focus on sexual needs, too emotional|
|Subconscious mind||8||Lately following hunches seem to give very good results|
|The brain / thought control||4||Have trouble controlling my thoughts, changing from negative thinking to positive thinking.|
|Overcoming indecision||7||Learning, see decision above|
|Overcoming fear||5||Still often feel controlled by fear. Stop taking action, although from my perfectionism I also should stop taking too much action as I lose people that way.|
|Commitment||7||Maybe too stubborn sometimes|
|Open mind||5||Learning (listening to others, let others be themselves, impose less).|
|Flexibility||4||Guess still too stubborn, wanting everything my way.|
|Thankfulness||4||Learning. I keep track of my blessings on the page gratitude, but often have to search forcefully to find things to be graceful for.|
Updated by Guus on November 23, 2013.