Success often comes when you are about to give up hope.
You are considering quitting because you wonder if it will happen for you. Keep the faith. Success takes longer than you expect. It requires more work than you expect. It will be harder than you anticipated, but the following signs indicate your success is inevitable. Here are seven signs your success is inevitable.
1. You have a plan.
You would never begin building a house without a set of plans. Successful people have a clear vision of where they are headed. They have long-term and short-term goals they review regularly. They execute their plan daily and realize that every step they take draws them closer to their desired result. The first step to your inevitable success begins with your plan.
2. You work when others play.
Success comes through sacrifice. While others play, successful people work. They know the time when others are playing is their opportunity to separate themselves from average. Success cannot be achieved without a relentless work ethic. If you are working while others play, you are gaining more ground on success than you realize.
“The inevitable has always found me ready and hopeful.” – Amelia Barr
3. You read every day.
Reading is a portal into the success of others. The biographies of high achievers broaden your belief of what is possible. Reading gives you the ability to expand your knowledge, beliefs, and your understanding of what it takes to have success. If you are reading daily, you are growing daily, and your success is just around the corner.
4. You have a coach or mentor.
Guidance is critical to success. This is the where a coach or mentor provides value. The best coaches or mentors are individuals that have done what you desire to achieve. They have the ability to guide you away from pitfalls and toward the most effective ways to reach the level of success you desire. If you have guidance from someone with experience, then your success will come sooner rather than later.
5. You rise and shine.
The way you start your day sets the tone for the rest of your day. High achievers may not have always been “morning people,” but they become morning people to have success. They begin their days early by preparing themselves mentally and physically. They read and review their plans for the day. They work out so they can have the energy to face whatever their day might throw at them. If you are starting your days off correctly, the compound effect of your increased efficiency and energy will lead to results.
6. You are passionate about your work.
Passion is defined as a strong and barely controllable emotion. Passion is the fuel that keeps you going when others quit. Passion is magnetic. If you passionately pursue your success, you will draw the resources and partnerships needed to achieve your goals. If you have a strong and barely controllable passion for your work, keep moving forward. Your success is closer than you think.
7. You take massive action.
Massive action will overcome deficiencies you may have in any of the areas mentioned above. Taking massive action is an “if-then” proposition. If you take massive action, then you will get massive results. If there is one trait that will, without a doubt, lead to your inevitable success, taking massive action is that trait.
“At first dreams seem impossible, then improbable, and eventually inevitable.” – Christopher Reeve
Don’t quit! I know the doubt, fear, and uncertainty of your success can emotionally bring you to your breaking point. You wonder if it just isn’t meant to be for you. You wonder if the people in your life who said you were crazy were right. Don’t believe the lies! Your dream was put inside you for a reason. You were not created to be average. You were not created to just show up, but rather to show out.
Your sacrifices will be rewarded. Push through the pain and focus on why you must make this work. Your success is closer than you think, and if the traits mentioned above describe you, your success is inevitable.
Which one of these signs are you not currently doing and when are you going to start?
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This article originally appeared on Addicted2Success.com.