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3 Success Principles to Set and Achieve Your Goals

By Brian Tracy
success principles make your own luck how to achieve your goals

If you seek opportunity in life, you’ll end up with all of the security you need. However, if you only seek security, you’ll end up with neither opportunity nor security.

The proof is that this is all around us, in the downsizing and reconstructing of corporations, where thousands of men and women who sought security are finding themselves unemployed for long periods of time.

A person makes his or her own luck by setting goals,  following through and achieving them.

Follow these success principles to not only find more opportunities open up in your life, but to find greater security as well.

Make Your Own Luck

Use these three success principles to set and achieve your goals. Theses are derived from three physical laws; the Law of Momentum, the Law of Inertia and the Law of Probability. You can apply these principles equally well to everything that you accomplish or fail to accomplish.

You make your own luck by getting out of your comfort zone and achieving your goals on your own. First you must learn why people succeed or fail based on these three success principles.

1) The Law of Momentum

The first success principle is the Law of Momentum. In physics, the law of momentum states that a body in motion tends to remain in motion unless acted upon by an outside force.

2) The Law of Inertia

The second success principle is the Law of Inertia. The Law of Inertia states that a body at rest tends to remain at rest unless acted upon by an outside force.

These two laws imply that it may be hard to get started toward your goal, because you have to fight the pull of the comfort zone and the force of inertia. But, once you get into motion toward something that is important to you, it’s much easier to continue making progress than it is if you stop somewhere along the way and have to start again.

When you observe successful people, you find that they are very much like the plate spinners in the circus. They get things started. They get the plates spinning. Then, they continually keep them spinning, knowing that if a plate falls off, or something comes to a halt, its much harder to get it restarted than it is keep it going in the first place.

3) The Law of Probability

The third success principle is the Law of Probability. If you want to be more successful faster, just do or try more things. Take more action; get busier. Start a little earlier; work a little harder; stay a little later. Put the odds in your favor. According to the Law of Probability, the more things you try, the more likely it is that you will try the one thing that will make all of the difference. You make your own luck by trying more things and doing more.

How to Achieve Your Goals

Discovering how to achieve your goals starts with you! Once you have a goal and a plan get going! Once you start moving toward your goal, don’t stop. Do something every day to move yourself closer toward the goal. Don’t let the size of the goal, or the amount of time required to accomplish it, discourage you or hold you back from reaching it.

Write Down Goals and Objectives

During your planning process, break down the goal into small tasks and activities that you can engage in every day. Create a checklist to follow. You don’t have to do a lot, but every day, every week, every month, you should be making progress in the direction of your clearly-defined goals and objectives by completing your predetermined tasks and activities.

About Brian Tracy – Brian Tracy is recognized as the top sales training and personal success authority in the world today. He has authored more than 60 books and has produced more than 500 audio and video learning programs on sales, management, business success and personal development, including worldwide bestseller The Psychology of Achievement. Brian’s goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined.

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Applying the Universal Laws of Nature to Everyday Life

Universal laws of nature are ‘guiding principles’ that help us understand and predict the patterns of life and nature.The law of gravity helps us to predict what will happen to a stone when it’s thrown up; it will come down.It doesn’t matter whether you believe in the universal law or not.

Apart from the law of gravity, there are other universal laws of nature.While these laws are scientific in nature they are presented here in line with everyday life. Please note that this list is by no means complete.

  1. The Law of Attraction
  2. You attract people, things and situations that are in harmony with your dominant thoughts and beliefs.It’s easy to understand why people who believe that they can never get a job are unemployed in the first place.

    Whatever you believe, with conviction, becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.It is better to be unrealistically optimistic than to be realistically pessimistic.Be careful what you believe,be careful what you wish for; you might just get it.

  3. The Law of Cause and Effect

    To every effect there is a specific cause. You are where you are today because of the decisions you made(or others made for you) in the past.The decisions you are making now will determine where you will be in the near and distant future.

    The best way to predict the future is to create it-NOW!

    The best way to think of the Law of Cause and Effect is by saying that every risk has its reward and every choice has it’s consequences.

  4. The Law of Polarity
  5. Everything in nature and life has an opposite.It is up to you to choose what to focus on.You can count your blessings or you can find something to complain about.Whatever you focus on begins to magnify in your life.Remember,you don’t need more to be thankful, you only need to be more thankful.

  6. The Law of Probability
  7. The higher the frequency the higher the probabilty.Let’s get mathematical,shall we?If you have 10 balls in a jar; 6 blue balls, 3 white balls and 1 red ball it follows that:

    -the probability of randomly picking a blue ball is 6/10 or 60%
    -that of picking a white ball is 3/10 or 30% and
    -that of picking a red ball is 1/10 or 10%

    What is the point,you ask.The more you avail yourself, the better your chance of getting whatever it is you want.The ‘lucky people’ are those who are out there-looking.No one has ever stumbled on anything sitting down.

    Remember, probability=frequency.The higher the frequency the higher the probability.

  8. The Law of Growth
  9. Nothing in nature is static.Growth is natural.Unfortunately,there is growth in reverse order.The question is not whether you are growing or not; it is whether you are growing up or growing down.

  10. The Law of Giving ( and receiving)
  11. The universe operates on the principle of giving and receiving.The Dead Sea does not understand this principle-that is why it is dead!

    You are a stream through which blessings must flow to others.The moment you try to hoard the blessing you are creating a dead sea.Just imagine what would happen if trees woke up one morning and decided not to give us Oxygen!

  12. The Law of Gestation/Manifestation
  13. It takes nine months for a baby to be born, three years for a fruit-tree to start producing and seven years of training to produce a doctor.I hope you get the point.

    The result of your ‘labor’ does not have to show now.Some of your dreams need months, if not years, of consistent action in order for them to be achieved.You must always resist the temptation to rush the process.

    The laws of nature will not change to suit your situation.You have to align yourself with them.

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