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5 Not-So-Popular but Effective Ways Success Works



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There is a lot out there written about success. People tell you to try this out, use this hack or buy that course because it will make you successful. The truth is… well, the truth. And the truth is messy, unpopular, and something we often don’t want to hear. That’s exactly why we need to hear it – because the popular, sugarcoated examples aren’t leading us to success.

So here are the 5 not so popular, but effective, ways success works:

1. Consistency trumps everything

It’s not about hustling 24/7 and it never was, no matter what Gary Vaynerchuk says. Consistency trumps everything when it comes to success. By that, I mean that if you keep yourself long enough in the game, you will eventually succeed by the sheer probability of success.

If you keep doing the right things, eventually success will find you. But the “trick” or better yet the truth is that you have to keep doing it day in and day out. Nobody, succeeded overnight. It takes a lot of years of consistent work to achieve success and that is the truth.

2. Do less today to do more in a year

Cal Newport closes his laptop every single day at 5 pm, drives home to his wife and three kids and doesn’t open his laptop until the next morning at 9 am when he comes to the office. He doesn’t work weekends – ever.

Cal has been doing this for the past 15 years and in that time he wrote 5 books, 3 becoming New York Times best sellers, has a wife and three kids, and is a tenured professor at Georgetown and got a degree from Caltech and MIT.

Cal Newport is just 35 and he does less today to do more in a year. He is consistent in his work, and he keeps doing the work day in and day out. There is no “hustle 24/7” mode. He just does his work in a regular 9-5 spread and that’s it. But he has been doing it for the past 15 years.

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” – Stephen King

3. Create a goal but work the process

Goals are easy to create. You sit down, think about your life and create a goal. But what happens after the goal is created is what counts. Everyone out there has dreams, and most people have goals but only a handful make their goals a reality.

That’s because goals by themselves are useless – they need to be followed by a process on which you work daily.

You want to be an entrepreneur? Start working on your business every single day for 1 hour. You want a six-pack? Hit the gym every single day. You want to author a book? Start writing 1 page a day. Every single goal has to be backed by process or else, it’s just daydreaming. When you work the process, the goal will take care of itself.

4. Track yourself like you’re a one-man company

We do what we track. We improve what we measure. So start treating yourself as a company. Do you have reports, trackers, and quarterly reviews? Because how else are you going to succeed?

Tracking yourself means taking yourself seriously and committing to doing that one thing.

When we commit, we double down on our decisions and make it work, one way or another. In order to know what we committed to, we need to track ourselves. The numbers don’t lie  so if you track them, you know exactly where you are on the path to success.

“Accountability breeds response-ability.” – Stephen R. Covey

5. The more successful you get, the harder you need to work

This is the one thing that perception misses out on when we see a rich and successful person. We think once they succeed, that life becomes this problem-free paradise of cocktails at the beaches.

In fact, life just gets harder. The more success we have, the bigger our responsibility, the bigger our problems, and the more we have to work.

People who succeed work harder now than they did before they became successful but their perception of “hard” changed. It’s like when you start going to the gym and you see a ripped guy over there pushing himself to the limits. He feels the same pain as you do since he is pushing his utmost limits but he simply got used to the pain. Now, it’s just a part of the process.

The truth about success is getting watered down over and over again. But if we truly want success and people who read Addicted2Success really do, then we need to know what it takes to become successful.

Which one of the 5 ways to be successful resonated most with you and why? Let us know in the comments below!

Bruno Boksic is an expert habit builder who was covered in the biggest personal development publications like Lifehack, Addicted2Success, Goalcast, Pick The Brain. If you want to build life-long habits, Growthabits is the first place to visit.

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How Your Beliefs Can Supercharge or Sabotage Your Success

Your life is dictated by beliefs and biases that drive your thinking, behaviors, and decisions



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How to Break the Cycles of Mediocrity and Manifest Your Greatness

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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Why do a lot of young guys lack confidence in today’s world? 



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Toxic Leadership: 5 Ways to Identify a Bad Leader

if you have a leader who displays any of the toxic traits, it’s time to move on to greener pastures.



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