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3 Mind-Blowing Secrets to Success That Most People Fail to Realize



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Success is difficult and it requires a lot of dedicated work and time to produce the extraordinary results that people desire. Even so, people are still chasing the success they want. Unfortunately, most people will remain ordinary and fail to produce the breakthrough results because they fail to realize these 3 secrets below.

1. Do What Matters Most

When it comes to achieving extraordinary results, you have to understand the power of your one thing. Read the book, ‘The One Thing’ by Gary Keller to further understand the principle.

Is what you do each day able to get you where you want to go? If your goal is to earn a million dollars this year, ask yourself if the work you are doing right now will be able to generate you this amount of money?

If it is not, then you have to change your approach and do something else. You must identify your one thing, your most important and result-yielding task, that if you do it, everything else will be easier or unnecessary.

Gary Keller calls it your domino. Success begets success and if you do one right thing, you will get the result that will lead you to do the next right thing. What most people never realize is that they think that success is about doing as much as possible. They try to do more, get up earlier and stay later than most people, they sacrifice their sleep and they ignore their health.

Success is about doing one right thing at a time. And you must identify that one right thing, which is your one thing. You can spend your whole life running west to chase the sunrise, and you will never get to see it because the sun rises on the east. It is about doing the right thing, and that right thing will be your most important task.

So find out what matters most to you and do it. There’s no point having 20 items on your to-do list if accomplishing them will not give you the result you desire. Instead, focus on doing one thing that matters most. Like the book suggests, ask yourself, “What’s the ONE Thing I can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?”

“The pursuit of mastery bears gifts.” – Gary Keller

2. Maintain Your Momentum

When people first started their journey, they are all excited and feeling motivated. However, as the time goes by, they start to lose steam and eventually forget about their goals and their dreams.

The reason is simple; they did not maintain their momentum. They let their day-to-day work distract them and let their goals and dreams die slowly. Successful people who go on to achieve extraordinary results understand the power to maintain their momentum. They do the work daily.

Michael Jackson trained to dance every day. Warren Buffett studies companies and the economy each day and he talks about it every moment. Michael Phelps practiced swimming 7 days a week and he makes sure he stays in the water longer than anyone else.

The key is to do your one thing every day. First, you want to develop the productive habit. And more importantly, you want to maintain your momentum and keep it going.

Try to set a new goal to lose weight, and then the next day, go for vacation for a week. Notice how your motivation will fade during that week when you are not doing anything about losing weight.

This is the silent killer that destroys most people’s dreams and prevents them from reaching their goals. You have to do something related to your one thing each day. You have to talk about it, read it, discuss it, act on it, do it, practice it and think about it at every moment.

If you don’t do it everyday, it will slowly slip out of your mind. And you will lose your momentum and drive. Never let that happen to you. Just commit to showing up each day.

“If you have the guts to keep making mistakes, your wisdom and intelligence leap forward with huge momentum” – Holly Near

3. Commit To Mastery

Last but not least, most people fail to realize that in order to be successful and to produce an extraordinary result, they need to commit to mastery.

If you want to be the best in your industry and your career, you must commit to learning and improving to become the best in what you do. When you become the best, great results will come to you automatically.

The sad truth is that most people never commit to mastery. They think that what they do is the best approach. Therefore, they never try new things and they never experience a breakthrough. Ever wonder why some people spend their whole life working in the same industry but they never tend to achieve anything significant? It is because they don’t commit to mastery.

They keep doing the same thing over and over again. As a result, they continue to get the same outcome every time. This phenomenon is obvious, especially in sports. Athletes who never commit to deliberate practice will never improve and eventually, other newcomers who perform better will overtake them. The same goes on in business and in life.

So commit to deliberate practice and become the master in what you do. The way you do things may not be the best approach. There are hundreds of ways you can achieve the success you want.

Breakthroughs will come when you combine these two together: Doing it your best, and doing it the best way it can be done.

Most people do their best, but not in the best way it can be done. When you commit to mastery, you must try a new approach, you must embrace change and you must give it your best and do it the best way it can be done.

When this happens, you will achieve breakthroughs and accomplish the extraordinary results you desire.

Which one of these three do you struggle with the most? Leave your thoughts below!

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Shawn Lim is the creator of ( and he’s a passionate blogger in the personal development industry who has inspired thousands to pursue their dreams and follow their passions. You can learn more about him plus download a free copy of his guidebook, Reach Your Goals on his website.

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There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity



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In just a few weeks, we will be wrapping up 2023. Can you believe it? This year has been absolutely incredible for me.

I have seen amazing doors opened, new relationships formed and I am seeing dreams realized in my life. While this seems like the hallmarks of a great year, this has also been the most challenging year of my life. With all of the change happening in my life, I have been forced out of my comfort zone and challenged to grow in every area of my life.

I can truly say that I have made the most of my moments this year and I have used everything as a catalyst for maximizing my greatest potential.

As a revolutionary leader, I have the pleasure of consulting and advising leaders around the world to fulfill purpose, realize their greatest potential and make an impact.

I want to share some insights with you that will help you to break cycles of mediocrity and manifest your greatness

Everything legal must come through the matrix

I am sure that some of you are wondering why I am using the term matrix. However, what you have to understand is that I am trying to make a highly complex spiritual principle practical to understand.

Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, every life has an origin and I believe that origin is divine and begins with eternity. You are birthed from eternity and into time to fulfill a unique purpose and assignment in your lifetime and generation.

The matrix is simply the portal or vehicle that brings something out of the invisible realm and into tangible form. The problem with much of the teaching today is that it excludes the matrix. We are told to believe that success is instantaneous and overnight.

Nobody talks about how a dream progresses through stages beginning with visualization and ultimately culminating in manifestation. Without a matrix or portal then everything that you attempt to birth and build will be illegal.

The matrix not only makes you legal but it gives you the authority and power to function as the greatest expression of who you were created to be. 

Every matrix has an incubation process

While many people admire and respect me today, I remember a time when nobody knew who I was or the significance of my message. How did I get to where I am today? I got here through an incubation process.

In other words, everything that has been destined for your life is incubating and awaiting a set time of manifestation. The problem is that most people live their entire lives idle and never initiate the incubation process.

What do I meany by that? Most people are living reckless and very few people are living intentionally. I am amazed at the number of people I have conversations with that have no vision, goals or strategies for their lives. They show great promise and they have undeniable potential.

However, without development they will die with their dreams still in them.

Everything that has been destined for your life must be incubated and converted to become realities born to time. 

“Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin to build.” – Robert Collier

You must give expression to that which is not yet born to time

When you think about a matrix or a prophetic incubation process, you have to understand that potential is often unrealized and untapped. In other words, your potential is in raw form and your potential cannot serve you as long as it is untapped.

The thing that makes me valuable is that I have the ability to convert potential into power. I have done it in my own life and I have empowered leaders around the world to do the same. How do you convert potential into power?

First, it is important to note that you have to perceive potential. If you cannot perceive your potential then you can never cultivate your potential. In addition, you must take the time to cultivate your potential. We often get excited about our capabilities; however, we never expand our capacity in order to realize our greatest potential.

In other words, the strength of your potential is only discovered through your willingness to stretch. The more we are challenged the more we are empowered to expand our capacity for greatness. Most of all, you must begin to express your potential. The expression of potential is different for every person.

For example, the expression of my potential is best demonstrated through the thoughts, ideas, products, services, books, etc.

For another person the expression of potential may look like a screenplay, artwork, sports, scientific discoveries, medical breakthroughs, etc.

Regardless of the form of expression, I know that you will live empty and unfulfilled until you make the decision to express your potential. The expression of your potential gives voice to your dreams, life to your vision, significance to your moments and activates your true power.

You must manifest your greatness

As a revolutionary thinker and leader, my work has impacted people around the world. I am grateful that my life is a source of empowerment to so many people. However, before anyone could ever benefit from my life, I had to make a non-negotiable decision to become who I was born to be.

I wish I could tell you that this journey is easy and that you will get there overnight. However, in a world that celebrates us for doing we are often criticized for being. As a result, I wasted a lot of time trying to be who other people wanted me to be instead of being who I was born to be.

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity. It is through our bravery to be vulnerable that we ultimately manifest our greatness. We do not bless the world by being a duplicate. We bless the world when we honor our difference. When you honor your difference you honor your potential.

Ultimately, your difference is how you manifest your greatness.

When you present anything but your authentic self to the world, you are playing small and you are robbing the world of your significance. Manifesting your greatness requires you to master your gifts.

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