"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Avid bicycle racer in my twenties and thirties. Realized I had to keep pedaling to finish the race! I use that logic in everything I do.
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The Principles of Power
Successful people believe in themselves and their abilities to make things happen in a positive way. They believe in the old philosophical concept that “you are what you think.” Many incredibly successful people including Henry Ford, Dale Carnegie, Thomas Edison and others based their success on the ability to hold a vision of a concept and work in a positive manner to achieve that goal.
These Seven Principles of Power represent the ideals that are most essential to creating and achieving personal and professional power within your life:
- Your work needs to be your passion.
- You must have a burning desire to succeed.
- Be an independent thinker.
- Have a positive attitude.
- Be self-disciplined and motivated.
- Be ethical
- Have excellent people skills.
Principle 1: Work as Your Passion
This one is pretty easy. The very first step should be you see your work as the source of great happiness for you as an outlet for your passion. If you want to be happy and successful, most people need to do what they love. How many of us just hate our jobs! Find a way to bring your passion into your everyday life if it can’t be at your job.
Principle 2: A Burning Desire to Succeed
Whatever your needs are, you must desire it so fiercely that you are willing to continue to work through the face of defeat time and time again. We actually learn much more from our little failures than our easy wins. In other words, DON’T QUIT, DON’T EVER QUIT. Visualize, dream it, taste it, feel it, see it and live it until it becomes reality. Napoleon Hill called this turning a burning desire into an obsession. Basically, you need to want it real bad!
Principle 3: Be an Independent Thinker
Don’t let yourself be derailed by other people’s thoughts. Think outside the box. The independent thinker doesn’t allow the over opinionated person ruin their thoughts or ideas. Run with your ideas and find like minded people to work to join you. An independent thinker sees a need and fills it.
Principle 4: Have a Positive Attitude
This one is real important. Some would say it’s number one. A positive attitude is essential in your everyday life. Positive people actually live longer than negative people. It only makes sense that people want to share their lives with happy positive people instead of the opposite. Remember “you are what you think.”
Principle 5: Be Self-Disciplined and Motivated
Stay the course. Look up the life of Abraham Lincoln. The man failed more times than he succeeded, but his successes where ten times greater than his failures. Keep working at your need for success. Determination and persistence are the ways to build on your successes. Procrastination on the other hand will destroy whatever you’re trying to build. Stay on task until it’s completed.
Principle 6: Be Ethical
Good ethics are at the heart of your power as you build it. Don’t rush your leads through the process. Assist your leads through every step of the process. They will join you if they trust you to help them build their business. Show them the way, don’t just drop them at the door after the sign up process is complete. Show them how to do the same things for their leads and team. Remember as a rule, personal and professional power come to those who operate with high integrity.
Principle 7: Have Good People Skills
Everything you do in this business involves relationships with people. You must remember the idea of “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” when dealing with people. You need to be a great listener, story teller, writer, problem solver, leader and a number of other things that change on a daily basis. Make your people skills a quality that others admire.
As a quick review, life is never easy. If you can work on these principles of power, you too can add more success to your life experiences.
- Personal and professional power can come from a belief that your outcome will be much better if you think positively.
- One way to become a powerful person is to enjoy your work. Make it your passion.
- Be and apply the use of independent thinking. Thinking outside the box can lead to personal and professional growth and power.
- Work on good people skills. We all deal with people. Be a great listener and have good people skills and you’ll go far!
- Personal and professional power come to those who work with high integrity.
To Your Success, Happiness and Pursuit of Knowledge