Critical Factors for Achievement




Everything you do and everyone you encounter is impacted by your state. You will be perceived by others based on your state and this will have an influencing factor on a positive or negative outcome.


Values are at the root of who you are:

Be aware of the behavior and activities that you most enjoy, such as creating, contributing, or, teaching,

● When engaged in these activities, you feel your best.

● Values are your decision making compass


Set SMART goals:

S:  Your goal must be very specific:

For example: “I will double my sales volume by increasing repeat business by 5% each quarter for the next five years.”

M: Is this goal measurable? This allows you to track your progress, adjust course or keep on going.

A: Is this goal achievable? What evidence do you have to support that this goal can be achieved?

R: Is your goal realistic? An unrealistic goal is a set up for failure; it will discourage you and de-motivate you. Your staff may not even want to try.  Realistic goals inspire a person to go for it with energy and enthusiasm!

T: Time Frame.

You need a start date, milestone dates and a completion date to your goal. This framework will give you small, manageable chunks to work towards.It will let you know when you are on course, if you need to revaluate and adjust the criteria




Everyday we make hundreds of decisions, sometimes without even realizing it.

To be successful, you must identify and establish priorities on a daily basis.

What must be done? What should be done? What can wait?


If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got!

It is very easy to get stuck in the same old way of doing things and then wonder why we never make progress Have a good look at what is not working for you and change it.


Why do you want to achieve your goal?

How will your success get you closer to the life you want to live?

How will not achieving your goal hold you back?

Having the answers to these questions will help crystallize your thoughts and feelings which will serve as a motivating factor.


It is crucial to think and speak positively because the mind does not identify the difference between what is real to you and what you imagine.

For example, you can get yourself in a good mood by thinking abut a situation that you enjoy. That’s why jokes work. You don’t have to be in the funny situation to laugh, you just have to imagine it.

Will this one work?

“Today I am going to face my fear of cold calling and I’m going to contact 10 strangers to ask if they would please let me subject them to my sales pitch.”Or would this one be better?

“Today I will contact 10 business people to partner with who will value the contribution that I make to their success.”



It is very important to take the time to acknowledge your success, reward, yourself and celebrate your life.

For peak performance to occur this is an essential factor because the mind, body and spirit needs rest, relaxation and rejuvenation.


To succeed you must hold yourself accountable for your results. Whenever you reach a stumbling block avoid the reflex looking for someplace to lay blame. Successful people figure out what they could have done differently, take personal responsibility, and commit to doing things differently the next time around. Successful people know that the only person in the world whom they can control is themselves so it is their own actions that they focus on and they put no energy into blaming or changing anyone other than themselves.

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