10 rules for success

The break down Beyonce’s 10 Rules for Success in my own words. At the bottom of this article you will also find the video where I found this info.So let’s go ahead and break down Beyonce’s 10 Rules for Success

1. Work Hard

I think this one is fairly self-explanatory, as well as common sense – so why do so few of us ever put forth the type of work that is necessary to accomplish our goals?

Could it be that perhaps we don’t understand the extreme obsession and burning desire required in order to accomplish anything that is great? Or is it that some of us just don’t really want the things we think we want as bad as we believe we do?

Whatever the case, if you want to accomplish anything significant, you’re going to have to work your ass off. A lot of people like to use the term “Work smarter, not harder” – which is okay, but seriously? If you’re not working smart, you can work 100 hours a week and still not get anywhere. It’s not what you do, but how you do it. And most importantly, work smarter AND harder. Agreed?

2. Be Competitive With Yourself

When is the last time you were really in competition with yourself?

What I took from this statement is that we have to be willing to push ourselves to new levels. For example, if you go to the gym, do you use the same old stale routine for weeks on end?

Or do you like to spice things up, push yourself to go longer on the treadmill each time, add more weight to your bench each day, or maybe stop walking on the treadmill and run a little?

All of this is the type of stuff that helps to not only increase your self-esteem – but also builds character.

3. Always Be Creative

For some people this can be a bit challenging at times.

I know me personally, sometimes I have a creative streak here and there – but in general I do not find myself to be an extremely creative person. However, what I do believe is the remedy for a lack of creativity is to be an innovator.

Who says that you can’t find the holes in someone else’s ideas and make them better?

I personally believe that this is one of my greatest strengths, is my ability to find ways to improve upon an existing idea – which in the grand scheme of things IS being creative.

You just have to find out what works for you!

4. Keep Progressing

When I first got into reading personal development books, one of the first books I ever read was a book by Tony Robbins called Unlimited Power.

One of the things that always stuck with me from the book is when Tony discussed a principle that the Japanese follow called KAIZEN – Constant and Never Ending Improvement is what it means.

Think of a doctor or an attorney for example, you don’t think that they just go to school pass a few exams and then never have to educate themselves on medicine or the law ever again do you?

Of course you don’t.

It’s no different in any other field – at least if you want to be considered a professional.

You have to keep progressing. You have to stay focused on constant and never-ending improvement!

5. Don’t Give Up On Your Goals

The funny thing about goals is that they rarely ever come when we want them to.

In order for the average person to attain their goals, it’s going to require hours upon hours of working on your skills. One of my mentors said recently, don’t focus so much on the goals as you do on improving your skill set.

Improve your skill set and the goal will show up by default.

That’s another reason why it’s always good to set your goals much much higher than what feels comfortable. So even if you don’t hit it, if you accomplish even 10% of your goal you’ll be so much further ahead of those who have goals but didn’t try, or even worse – those with no goals at all!

6. We Are All Stars

This is something that I’ve always firmly believed is that we all have our own unique talents.

The sad thing is that so many of us move through life without ever truly stopping to cultivate those talents and refine them into something that is worthy of earning a living.

I myself enjoy writing, and even though I tend to neglect my blog for months on end, I know that this is one of the handful of skills that I was blessed to have come fairly naturally for me.

So what are your individual talents?

And are you putting them to use??

7. Trust Yourself

My philosophy on trusting yourself is not being afraid to make mistakes. Trust in your abilities and in your conviction that you can make things happen, and you will.

You have to be willing to trust in your tenaciousness and your sticktoittiveness (yes I just made my own word). Trust that if you believe and if you work hard that it will come to fruition.

Trusting yourself if also about ignoring and avoiding the naysayers.

People will always be willing to tell you what you can’t accomplish when they aren’t willing (or are afraid) to attempt what you’re doing. It’s just natural for people to want to see you where they are.