The smarter you are, the more likely you are to turn your nose up at success techniques that seem too simple or too straightforward.

The truth is that the “secrets” of success often lie in plain sight. The real secret lies in the repetition. Positive thinking together with confident, decisive language will focus your thoughts and attract others to you. Goal setting, along with detailed action plans and accountability checkpoints, is incredibly impactful. Journaling is a powerful way to raise your self-awareness, align and boost your energy, and increase your affective forecasting skill. Self-administered Cognitive Behavior Therapy works. Turn off your TV, wean yourself off social media, use the freed up time to begin a program of Self-Directed Learning with good books and CD’s in your car. Unlocking these “secrets” requires motivation, commitment, and a willingness to work both smart and hard.

Closing Quotes:

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier, 1885-1950

“The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well.” – John D. Rockefeller, 1839-1937

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell, b. 1937, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Secretary of State

“The great secret to success is that there are no secrets of success. There are only timeless principles that have proven effective throughout the centuries.” – Brian Tracy, b. 1944

As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier