Positively set goals. Goals help you make life happen according to your vision. You’ve probably heard the statement from Proverbs that “Without a vision, the people perish,” and another from the Scriptures, “They have not, because they ask not.” Setting goals is a way of “asking.” If you can see it in your mind, you can have it in reality.
Outlook determines outcome. When you think and act positively, you avoid a “hardening of the attitude,” which can be just as deadly as hardening of the arteries. Know what you want, and be willing to exchange a few things (like free time, partying, non productive activities) at least temporarily to get it.
Make a move. Even the best goals are only dreams if you don’t take action. Consistent, sustained action creates momentum, and momentum is the only way to get going in the right direction
Be teachable. Learn from those who have gone before you. And learn from anyone even a white belt might be able to teach you something. Be naïve when it comes to learning new things and never stop learning.
Pursue persistently. Work hard and never give up. It’s always too soon to quit, so be consistent and stick with it. If you’re having trouble, work on the level of how to fix the problem. Pick a weakness and focus on that till it becomes strength.
Be consistent. You have to be consistent in your training. There is really no such thing as some time off if you want to make it to the top. If you work hard and consistently success will find a way of happening.
Focus. Don’t let other people or things be a distraction, staying focused on what got you where you are at and focus on always improving.
Be an “imagineer.” Creativity abounds when imagination is given the task of dealing with change. Don’t be afraid to be different. Sometimes you must risk going too far in order to see how far you can really go.
Understate and over prove. Learn what motivates others and deliver more than they expect. If you’ll do all that’s possible, you’ll make the achievement of the impossible a little more probable.
Work for the success of others. Use both motion and emotion to help them excel, and the rewards will come back to you. Always remember that it’s passion — not additional knowledge — that leads to success. Find out what others want and help them master the skills to get it.