Relentless Pursuit of Your Life’s Passion: 6 Tips to Achieve Your Dream

Relentless Pursuit of Your Life’s Passion: 6 Tips to Achieve Your Dream


“As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.” Denis Waitley

Believe In Yourself

It all starts with believing in yourself and your ability. It’s the first step to success. Without the faith and confidence in your own ability, fear sets in. Once fear sets in, people tend to stop pursuing their dreams and goals. The best way to reduce fear and to build your confidence is by taking action. As soon as you do, you’ll gain the experience and knowledge to continue onward. Everything is hard the first time. Everyone that is a master of their field was once a rookie. No one ever started as an expert. They worked their way to mastering excellence. Start off with baby steps and you will eventually build up your confidence until the fear of failure is manageable.

Have Clear, Specific Goals and be Committed to them

The ability to set goals and make plans for their accomplishment is the “master skill” of success. We become what we think about most. If you have a burning desire to be more and achieve more you must be committed to writing your goals and creating a blueprint for your future life and business.

The average people, the 97%ers as I like to call them are not committed to achieving great results. You must be committed from the onset that you will no longer accept being in the 97% tier. You must commit yourself to being in the top 3% of all successful people. Being committed takes focus and self-discipline which I’ll describe in my next tip.

Be Focused and Self-Disciplined

To be in the top 3% in your chosen profession it takes laser focus and iron-clad self-discipline. When your laser is on target, you’re able to burn your way to success far more efficiently and effectively than you otherwise could. Those with a natural inclination for self-discipline are generally able to put their heads down and plow through whatever it is that needs to get done, regardless of whether they feel like it or not. Self-discipline is a skill that can be improved with training and coaching. It’s like a muscle, with exercise you can build it.

Accept Failure

In order to succeed you must accept and embrace failure. Failure is an inevitable part of success. You learn far more from failure than you do from your successes. You will fail along the way, however you must learn from it, persevere through it and don’t quit as a result of it. Greatness is achieved through failure.

Study and Master Your Passion

To become an expert in your field, everyone starts at ground zero. Anyone that’s at the top of their game was once a rookie. To achieve greatness and make it to the top, it takes thousands of hours and years of studying and mastering what you’re passionate about. Don’t wait, the clock doesn’t stop. You must begin now.

Leave a Legacy

Your goal should be to leave a legacy, not only for your loved ones but for the people that you’ve touched along the way. Leaving behind something that is tangible, like a book or a journal can leave a stronger impression, longer shelf life because you can refer back to it over and over again. This is a great addition to the memories you’ll leave behind.

About the Author

John R. Salkowski is the Founder of AchieveSuccessAcademy.com™, Retired Cop, Survivor of PTSD stemming from a shoot and kill robbery incident that eventually ended a successful 15yr career. He is an expert on Leadership, Success & Overcoming Adversity. John is a successful Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author of 3 books: Leadership in The Line of Duty™: 50 Leadership Lessons for Making Split-Second Decisions from a Cop Who Has Been in Life and Death Situations, Leadership in The Line of Duty™: Success Thoughts and Quotes for Leaders and Amazon.com Best-Seller, Nothing But Net: Top Secrets to increase your bottom line, Health, Wealth & Success.

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