The Truth About Success

The Truth About Success by Benjamin J Harvey

The Truth About Success - hot air balloons image for articleWhen you look at anyone who has created amazing results in their field we can be mistaken for assuming they were all born gifted and talented. When you do a detailed research study of these individuals that excel beyond all others you will find there is only one key difference:
The truth about success is, they spent on average 14 hours more per week on their trade than anyone else in their field.

This is, in fact, the only difference.

So success does not come from ‘magic’, it comes from focus and compounding interest over time. Albert Einstein once said;

“Compound interest is the 8th wonder of the world” -Albert Einstein

So be honest with yourself and have realistic goals. I do not believe that in five months from now you will have achieved every single one of your dreams – that is just insanity.

If you focus today by absolutely commit to only one goal and every day you do something directly related to that goal for 3 months I absolutely guarantee you will have created something substantial at the end.

You only need two things to succeed in a goal:

1. Consistency
2. Momentum

When people transform over night you must look at their thinking and actions for the last 5 years in order to see how this transformation compounded. When you ask them about their thoughts and actions for the last 5 years generally they will say, “Oh, every night I went to sleep I thought about my goal”, and “I always made sure I did some type of action directly related to the goal every day” hence compounding was in effect.

It is of critical importance therefore that you love what you do. Why? because if you don’t love what you do, you will not stick with it long enough for the compounding to take place and will therefore never get a result. If you don’t think about it daily, then it’s never going to get the momentum to build to be something big. So your work and life must ultimately be one and the same because it is difficult to separate the two.

Author: Benjamin J Harvey is the Difference-Maker Mentor and co-founder of Authentic Education. For more information on how to take action in your life, set goals that you achieve and plan your year so it is the best year yet be sure to come along to check out Authentic Education