Teaching Yourself Success

Do you like to succeed? It sure feels good to, doesn’t it. Some people seem to succeed every time they do something while other fail at most things.

The question of why do some succeed and some don’t would be really interesting to have an answer to. It turns out that, not surprisingly, people have spent considerable time to try and find that answer and research indicates that something that could be called grit has a lot to do with it. The ability to just keep going makes the difference. If at first you fail, just try again, and again, and again.

But what do you do if you’re one of those that tries and fails and thinks; “nah, it’s not for me”?

Set yourself goals that you will reach. Make them so easy to reach that you guarantee success. Does it feel like cheating, it isn’t. It’s teaching you to succeed.

If you want to write a novel, start by writing a word or two a day for three weeks. Don’t bother about being coherent either. Three weeks later you’ll have something like thirty words written. That’s not a novel you say, and no it isn’t, but you’ve succeeded in writing on your novel for over twenty consecutive days and you’ve begun to establish a habit of writing. For the next three weeks write four words a day, no, you’re not a writer yet so keep it simple. Next step might be to make sentences by adding words.

You’ve teaching yourself a habit, and you’re teaching yourself to succeed and perhaps most important of all; you’re teaching yourself grit.