This message is dedicated to the great Alexa Guirano.
I recently received an email from Tal Ben-Shahar, author of the best selling book, “Happier” and professor of one of the most popular classes at Harvard. As you know, I like to interview the experts and I like to not only share that information with you, but I like to incorporate those successful qualities into my own life, as well. I asked Tal what he thought the three most important keys to success were. Here’s what he said…
1. Passion (love for what one does)
2. Efficacy (belief in oneself)
3. Hard Work (persistence, dedication)
I couldn’t have said it better myself. It doesn’t matter what you are doing, if you have passion, efficacy, and hard work, ANYTHING is attainable. What Tal speaks of is really a formula; if any part of that formula is missing, it won’t work, and you won’t reach success. Write down these three things, keep it in your wallet or put it on your bathroom mirror and incorporate them into everything that you do and see what type of results you get. You can even turn it into a game, and rate yourself on a scale from 1 to 10 at the end of every day to see if you met these success characteristics; keep track in a notebook.
If you don’t read another blog or learn anything else in life, follow the three keys above and you will produce some amazing results.
“Your ‘I can’ is more important than your ‘IQ.'”
Thanks for reading.