5 Time-Tested Methods That Will Help Get The Success You Deserve

There are around 7 billion people in the world and 325 million people in the United States.  About 87% of people polled in a recent study cited how they would like to be successful in at least one area in their life. Whether it be in business, personal life, school, career or lifestyle most people want to be “successful” in whatever they do. However, achieving success in any area has its challenges i.e. unforeseen obstacles and setbacks that can deter us from obtaining our already predestined success. Goal setting is the true secret to success in any area of life. Setting your goals may seem simple, achieving them usually is another question altogether. A S.M.A.R.T. goal is defined as one that is specific, measurable, achievable, results-focused, and time- bound. According to its criteria goals should be simplistically written and clearly define exactly what we want to achieve.  Here are 5 methods that will help guide us to where we want to go!

  1. Identify your Exact Goal

Before we can do anything, we have to know what our goal is. We have to define things like what will achieving said goal intel. Try to be as specific as possible about what our end result will look like. Our success is centered around our ability to not just dream about our goal, but put actions around it. For example, if we wanted to create a successful business one of our first steps would be to follow the S.M.A.R.T goal technique to help guide us on the path of greatness. Regardless of what we want to do, it will require hard work, but without a clear mental picture, we’ll never have the focus vital to accomplish our goals.

  1. Pay the “Entry Fee”

Success takes unrelenting focus, enthusiasm, planning, and effort. When we first start out on the road of greatness it can sometimes be a rough experience. Often times when we have an idea or goal in mind it’s a rough concept to say the least. However, it is our starting point and is essential that we understand that there is always a “entry fee” for success. No matter what our goal is there is cost to be paid to get there. You might ask what is this “entry fee” it may be giving up an extra hour of sleep to work on your dream or the willingness to go to the gym three times a week. No matter what is paying this “fee” is almost impossible to get around if we want to reach success.

  1. Focus on a Specific Task Everyday

Once we decide what our goal is and the necessary steps we need to take to get there. We have to adopt a daily focus or mindset that can help keep our eyes on the prize and focused on success. The old habits that we have kept for years can take over our goal if we don’t utilize and implemented this new mindset. Success as a wise man once told me is “an everyday event” we have to recommit to our goals every single day. This is one of the main reasons people read positive message every day to reaffirm these thoughts.

  1. Find your Inner Passion

One of the most powerful tools that we all have in our “success tool box” is having real passion for our goal. Contrary to many articles, books and some success guru’s passion is certainly not the only thing you need for success, but it can benefit us especially when times get tough and we feel like giving up on our goal.

  1. Take Consistent Action

Like in most areas of our life the more consistent we’re at something the more successful we’ll be. The saying “practice makes perfect” really does have some validity when we’re going after a goal, dream or passion. By taking one small step after another and not getting discourage after setbacks and disappointments. We will find ourselves closer to our end goal.

“Without action, there can be no success”

Final Thoughts

In the end if we take one small action each day, it will add up over time and make a huge difference in achieving our goals. We have to always remember that setbacks, obstacles and naysayers will all be along the path of success, but they’re there to make us stronger for the long haul. Remember we can create whatever life we want. The secret is to go out there and stop talking about what you want to do and actually do it.What challenges have you’ve faced on the road to success. How did you overcome them? Comment below & if you liked this post please like, share & re-post!

Copyright ©2017 Jay Colby All Rights Reserved.


About Jay Colby

Some would categorize me as an entrepreneur, life coach, son, friend and all of the above. I’m just another person trying to find my way in this world. Until recently, I was unsure what my path in this life would consist of. Like many others I was between I know what I want to do but not sure if that’s what I’m supposed to do. I am currently finishing my degree in something that has nothing to do with becoming a writer or entrepreneur so automatically it qualifies me to become one right! Follow me as I go through this journey called life to impact and encourage one person at a time.
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33 Responses to 5 Time-Tested Methods That Will Help Get The Success You Deserve

  1. Monica Marie says:

    These are great steps Jay! I was motivated by this.

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  2. Monica Marie says:

    Reblogged this on LFTD and commented:
    Great Steps to Sucesss by Jay Colby.

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  3. Eri Hunt says:

    Reblogged this on Eri Talk and commented:
    Great Advice!


  4. Kyle Bell says:

    The excellence of execution is a hard discipline to master, but once it occurs there’s no stopping you.


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  6. caendicott says:

    I listened to a Ted Talk yesterday about gaining control of your free time, and one of the points made was that if we treat our priorities as emergencies (broken water heater) and put them into our schedules first, the rest of the world will figure out itself. It’s a great video.

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  7. kage2015 says:

    We can create whatever we want. Keeping focus and sticking to the goals is key. Finding someone that can mentor and help is a big help.

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  8. EG III says:

    Very good advice. Identifying goals and working towards them on a daily basis are 2 of the major keys toward the ultimate road to success

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  9. kemkem says:

    These are all great methods for motivation. I especially like “pay the fee”. Yep!

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  10. Esse D says:

    All great points to use in everyday life. I’ve been working at mastering each!

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  11. generationtrygirl says:

    Great post–you covered it all! Goal setting & consistency are my two favorites, though I’d never considered the “Entry fee” aspect before. I love that concept!

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  12. This is a great post! So helpful! I think the most important are setting achievable goals but also finding your passion! xx corinne

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  13. This is definitely a well written and interesting piece! Having studied Business at college, there was definitely a big emphasis on learning how to set S.M.A.R.T goals. It’s definitely some brilliant advice – I was so bad at setting really awful goals before. I’m going to University later this year, and I’ll be sure to use this blogpost to help stay on track when it comes to work!

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  14. Wonderful and insightful! Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes, if you keep doing what you’re doing you’ll get what you’ve always gotten!

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  15. Lynz says:

    Excellent advice and guide to follow. I look forward to reading more of your posts!

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  16. These are great Jay, I will start using them in my own life. Sometimes with the stress of wanting to achieve your goals, it is hard to know where to start and how to keep going. This post definitely helped things looks clearer.

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  17. Gina says:

    Identifying your goal and finding your inner passion I love that thanks for the tips

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  18. Excellent advice and a real road map to achieving your goals/dreams and success. Thanks!

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  19. Taking consistent action usually trips a lot of people up. That’s something I’ve had to work on to get where I’m at now. Great advice, Jay!

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  20. Kita says:

    I’m working on taking consistent action. I truly feel like that is my biggest issue when it comes to success.

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  21. staciesayzso says:

    Good advice Jay! Taking small steps toward your goals is a great way to reach them.

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  22. Carissa (The Green Eyed Lady) says:

    Great Tips!!! Being consistent has always been a challenge of mine…but I notice when I am consistent that I accomplish more of my goals.

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  23. Keisha says:

    Great tips. Thanks for the reminder, especially about “paying the entry fee.”

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  24. Mimi Green says:

    Thanks for the motivation Jay. I struggle in the “Take Consistent Action” area. I need to do better to get where I want to go. I’m going to set some calendar reminders to help me out.

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  25. I find that even though my daily to do lists tend to be fairly long if I prioritize and focus on at least 2 or 3 things that are most important then the rest seem to flow and get done easier.

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  26. amyandtots says:

    These are great tips. I find any set backs I have really knock me back a few steps. I need to remember that I just need to keep going.

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  27. MaryAnne says:

    Excellent tips! such a great article, so interesting information to keep in mind

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  28. thestyleperk says:

    These are really great tips, I will have to share. I definitely think all 5 points are instrumental in experiencing success.

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  29. LaQuisha Hall says:

    Creating goals is essential. Being consistent with them is power. I agree!

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  30. Wildish Jess says:

    Pay the entry fee, love that! People always disregard this and it blows my mind.

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  31. Elizabeth O says:

    When all is said and done, we have to move our feet. I agree on taking massive action.

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