Jim Rohn says that “Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.”
I think that what Jim is trying to say is that ‘success’ doesn’t just happen like something that appears magically out of thin air. Success is not a mysterious thing that just appears, but rather something that happens as a result of a whole lot of actions that have to take place and many of these actions have to take place in a specific sequence and they have to take place consistently, usually time and time again.
Like anything else in life, success is something that is easily achieved with proper planning and like anything else you need to have ‘actions’ or deliverables that need to be met and by meeting these ‘deliverables’ your success will ‘magically and mysteriously’ appear!
Decide what it is that you want to achieve and by when you want to achieve it. It really is no good wanting to achieve something and not having a “by when” date that it needs to be achieved by. You obviously need to know exactly what it is that you want to achieve. Not being 100% sure about this will usually mean that you wander around life in a perpetual fog.
Once you have decided what you want to achieve and by when you want to achieve it, then you need to put a plan into place around what you need to do in order to achieve your goal.
Remember that each step that has to be taken should have a deadline date by which time it should be completed.
Think about it for a moment – let’s take one of my favorite authors, Dean Koontz – when he writes a book he needs to have, at the very beginning of the process, an outline or some sort of an idea of what the story is going to be about. Then he has to have a date by when the book must be completed. Between the idea for the book and the date by which it has to be completed, a certain amount of research needs to take place and of course the book itself has to be written as well as proof read and then there are the re-writes etc. Clearly he has to allocate a dedicated amounted of time to the research as well as the actual writing of the book. Now be that a number of hours per day or a specific number of words per day, he needs to have some sort of schedule in place in order for him to successfully meet his goals.
Obviously he needs to remain focused on these goals and committed to meeting his deadlines –failing to be focused or committed will result in . . . . well no book being completed on time. That I’m afraid is the bottom line!
So for me the ‘magical’ moment is when I complete the final task, on time. In that moment of completion the success takes place and I can quite honestly say that there is nothing quite like that particular feeling, on earth.
That successful moment is one of the most magical that you will ever experience.
So plan, then execute and finally celebrate your magical moment!