Take The Next Step: Journey To Success

We all make decisions that affect our lives every day. Rather its where to live, what career path we want to take, who we spend our time with and something as simple as what food to buy from the grocery store.  Often times we base our choices on temporary gratification that might be right choice for the moment but might not give us that long lasting happiness we all want.

To achieve any type of success you must start from the beginning just like when you first started school and you went to pre-k. Success is not an isolated event it’s a process that happens over time.  No matter if you want to start a new business, new workout plan or you may just have a new idea or path you want to purse. The journey to success is a process of working through each phase to arrive at the next one with each phase encouraging and inspiring you to keep moving forward.

Frequently the path to move closer towards success is simple taking the next logical step. It can be easy to get caught up in making elaborate plans and searching for instantaneous success. This approach often times results in lack of motivation and a lot of procrastination with very little success. Majority of the time success comes over time with a lot of hard work, sacrifice and dedication. Without these three things finding any type of success will be difficult.

Here are five tips that can help you take the first step to success:

  1. Determine What Success Means To You:

Think deeper about the interview question we all have gotten countless numbers of times.  Determining what success is to can help you find the best path to achieve the success you are looking for.

  1. Step & Plan Towards:

After you decide what you want to achieve you have to take that first step to and step towards your goal. When you are starting in a new endeavor, it can be easy to think you know more than you actually do. This is why sometimes are plans collapse on execution. In our mind they held up, but when applied it to the rigors of reality they crumble. Taking the next step doesn’t have this problem. You learn, test and improve in the real world.

  1. Conquer Fear:

Taking the first steps to you accomplish your goal fear can play a major factor in doing so. It can take over your mind and make anyone doubt if they can reach the level of success they want. Once you get past this fear and self-doubt you can accomplish anything you want.

  1. Take Action:

To succeed you have to start. List the action steps you need to take to get to where you want to go, to do what you want to do. Will these steps all be the right ones? Maybe and maybe not. But you won’t know for sure until you start moving forward.

  1. Follow Your Heart:

No matter what you want to accomplish in life anything is possible if you are truly passionate about it. Don’t let naysayers tell you not do pursue wants in truly in your heart. Go after whatever it is and don’t look back.

The first step towards achieving any type of success can be difficult you will probably experience adversity in the beginning. Which in some cases can be discouraging but I want encourage everyone reading this that anything is possible. You can literally do anything you set your mind to do.  If you are truly passionate about your goal then don’t anyone or anything stop you from attaining it.In the comments below tell me what goal have you set and have you taken the first step towards it? If you liked this post don’t forget to share!

Copyright ©2016 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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58 Responses to Take The Next Step: Journey To Success

  1. Anum Sharf says:

    Great Post Jay!

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Katelyn Hawkes says:

    Great post! #1 and #3 are definitely important 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  3. sargondorsai says:

    I have always felt that number one is so important. Too many people have no idea what their goals are. They have no idea what they’re going to do with their lives, or even what would bring them satisfaction. Knowing where you’re heading is important so you can plan on how to get there.

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  4. caendicott says:

    For me, forming the plan is the most important part. Writing it out and figuring out what needs to be done is the calming part of the whole process for me.

    Liked by 5 people

  5. Sound advice. Thank you. I think following your heart is most important.

    Liked by 3 people

  6. Your posts are very inspiring. Thank you for the encouragement!

    Liked by 3 people

  7. chocolateandconfident says:

    Thank you so much for these tips. Lately I’ve reached a point in my life when I am lacking serious motivation to go on with anything. But thank you for helping me get my goals back on track💐

    Liked by 3 people

  8. nihaojulia says:

    Ah I am always stuck in No.3!

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Geoff with a G says:

    Great post! For me the problem has been finding something I’m passionate about.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. This is great, I am going through a massive change right now toward my goals, and your post has inspired me to keep going!

    Liked by 5 people

  11. Cait says:

    I love this post! I especially love: “The journey to success is a process of working through each phase to arrive at the next one with each phase encouraging and inspiring you to keep moving forward.” Great writing, as per usual.

    – Cait | http://www.prettyandfun.com

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  12. diadarling3 says:

    Another great post Jay. I think a huge part of why people feel like they aren’t where they want to be or aren’t getting anywhere is because they haven’t defined what success is to them. There ae very few times in life you’ll find you’re destination if you don’t know what you’re looking for.

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  13. Excellent post. Thank you!

    Liked by 3 people

  14. I agree with all points, it is the combination of all the above that makes us successful, along with motivation, determination and tenacity.

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  15. nabomitadas says:

    Its always so good to read your posts. I hope you could accept the Sunshine Blogger Award nomination. 🙂 https://myvegandairy.wordpress.com/2016/07/20/the-sunshine-blogger-award/

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  16. catalinadegreiff says:

    Love this post!!! Thanks for sharing

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  17. safarnama11 says:

    Love it! It is so true how failure will almost always present itself in the beginning… but then it is up to you whether you cross that initial adversity and continue to work hard to become successful, or if you just give up. You just got to conquer fear and get over failure, and suddenly the rest seems so easy! 😀 Love your post!

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  19. dailylife330 says:

    Great advice !!! Really loved it.

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  21. Eri Hunt says:

    Exactly! I can accomplish anything If the steps are followed. It definitely will get you to where your trying to go. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. callmetrav says:

    This was awesome. Success is often hampered if we allow fear to get in the way, but like you said we have to work through each phase, and push ahead. I find this to be very encouraging.

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  25. iminlovewiththecocosite says:

    I loved this post! I just have one question about conquering my fear: How do I get over my fear of not being good enough? Thank you in advance!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jay Colby says:

      Thank you & to answer your question there a few ways to overcome this. One is to build your confidence by reminding yourself you’re awesome, amazing and certainly good enough. These are great reminders to get over this fear. Also reading and listening to positive messages i.e blog, articles and podcasts. Another way to overcome self-doubt is by to first accept we have this problem and then let it go. Now I know this is easier said than done, but it is important. Once we truly let go of our fears the possibilities are endless. I hope this helps!

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  26. So many follow the dream of money to reach success when it’s really independence and freedom they need to be happy. Good read thx..

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  28. Destiny says:

    I really needed this ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  29. prinxy says:

    Success is not an isolated event it’s a process that happens over time.  

    Thanks Jay

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  30. Blank Pages & Lilac Stains says:

    Those are really great tips! Thanks for sharing them!

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  31. Love how so many people have particularly picked up on No3;D

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  32. Ohmz says:

    …” and don’t look back. ” … As Lot said to his wife, keep going til we get to the clearing. When we take that tale into heart and into our lives. So yes we dont look back and keep going no matter what.


  33. Peter Adewumi says:

    I have nominated you for Versatile Blogger Award. Check: https://adewumipeterblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/24/the-versatile-blogger-award/


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