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Do You Have the 3 D’s for Success?

April 28, 2009 | My Ramblings | 1 Comment

Do you want to improve something in your life?  Whether it’s getting in shape, eating right or improving your finances, but you just can’t seem to do it.  You can’t find the time with having a job, school or family.  By the time you get home from work you are too tired.  You created a plan, got started, but after a few days, you went right back to your old habits.

Well I’m here to tell you, you are not alone.  You are the typical person.  So what’s the solution?  The solution to success is that you must first have the 3 rules of success!
The first rule to success is “DESIRE”. If you want to be a lawyer, an athlete, an entrepreneur, an actor/actress, a good mate, a good employee, a good parent, lose weight, improve your finances, or whatever, you first have to want it.  

If you don’t want to be a doctor, you will not become a doctor.  If you tell yourself, it would be nice to be a doctor, but you don’t pursue it, then you never wanted to be a doctor.  But if you have the “strong” desire to be a doctor, guess what, you will become a doctor.  You will do whatever it takes to become a doctor.

The initial reason why so many people fail at accomplishing their goals is because they don’t have a strong desire.  If the desire isn’t there, they will never become successful.  


The second rule of success is “DISCIPLINE”.  To be successful at anything takes discipline.  You have to do “it” day-in and day-out usually with a lot of effort and work.  You can’t do it for a few days and then stop.  Back to our doctor example. If you want to be a doctor, you can’t take a few courses and stop.  You can’t study for one exam and stop.  You can’t go to a few classes and stop. You have to hit the books, day-in and day-out for years to be a successful doctor.  

Discipline is needed to accomplish any goal you set.  Most goals require a long-term or permanent lifestyle change. As an example, you can’t diet and exercise for a few weeks or months then stop and go back to your old ways.  This is why diets don’t work.  Diets are temporary.  Many people, diet, lose weight, and then return to their old habits. Most of the times they gain back the weight they lost and more!

The third rule of success is “DETERMINATION”.  You have to be determined to never give up.  No matter what it takes, you will be successful.  Even when things look bleak, you never give up.  You realize that life is a series of events that have hills and valleys.  When you are going up the hill, appreciate it and enjoy it.  However, when you are going down the hill, you have the determination to ride until you hit bottom because you know that the upside will be coming.

The umbrella to DESIRE, DISCIPLINE and DETERMINATION is ATTITUDE.  You have to believe in yourself.  Research studies have shown that one trait that successful people have, after analyzing hundreds of people (success being whatever they wanted to be successful in) is that they all had a positive attitude, which meant they all had the DESIRE, DISCIPLINE and DETERMINATION to be successful.

So ask yourself, do I have the desire, discipline and determination to accomplish my goal?  If the answer is no, then your shouldn’t pursue the goal, until you truly acquire the 3 rules of success.  If the answer is yes, then go full steam ahead.





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