Goals Belief and Determination

Steve over at the Fast Lane has an entry on the Two Ingredients Absolutely Essential To Success. His two ingredients are goals and belief.

I completely agree with Steve on this. However, goals and belief, on their own, will not get you to your destination. They will not propel you through those moments of doubt. Goals and belief will not propel you through the storms of doubt and across the chasms of fear that arise on your journey.

You need something to fuel your journey.

As Edison said, genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration. That same formula can be applied to success. You need the inspiration to create the spark, to get you going, but it’s the perspiration that comes from taking action every day that gets you to your destination.

Goals and belief are absolutely essential to success, but so to is determination, and the willingness to take focused, inspired action, even when every bone in your body would rather be out playing.

It’s interesting that on my way back to the office after this morning’s networking meeting I was listening to Peter Gabriel’s song, Don’t Give Up.

Could that be other essential ingredient to success? You’ve got your goal.  You have the belief (most of the time). Now are you willing to not give up?

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      3 Responses to “Goals Belief and Determination”

      1. Tracey on January 19th, 2007 11:45 pm

        Never was a truer word written. Just because you have something in mind to strive for, this doesn’t necessarily mean you will just succeed…hard work is required for that. Great post!

      2. Eric Blue on January 20th, 2007 5:25 pm

        Hi Edward,

        I’ve been following your blog for a few months and enjoy your posts. I’ve also been paying more attention to the Law of Attraction and goal visualization. I strongly believe that inspiration is very important, but it’s only a part of the total success equation.

        I recently posted an article that you might be interested in:

        True Success Formula: Action + Visualizing = Actualizing!

      3. Edward Mills on January 20th, 2007 6:17 pm

        Tracey: Yes. This is part of the issue that I see with some folks that say the Law of Attraction doesn’t work. Of course it doesn’t work if you don’t take action!

        Eric. Thanks for the comment and for following ET for a while. In an interesting coincidence, I’m working on an entry that’s a response to Dan’s critique of the Secret. Yes, I agree with much of what he says, and I think he misses some important points. I hope to get the entry out next week.

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