The Secret Of My Success

The Secret Of My Success - The Background

Approximately 25 years ago I found myself caught up in a set of circumstances over which I had no control, an economic recession which cost me my business, took all my money and plunged me deeply into debt.

These experiences caused me to question many of my beliefs and to seek deeper meaning from them or at least some clues and pointers that could help me to disentangle myself from my predicament.

I was particularly focused on the causal chain of events and the links between what happened and what had to happen to get me back on track.

I also had been involved in personal development for many years and had benefited from many of the insights and practices that I had learned. From all of this material I created a template on 1 sheet of A4 that captured all of the key practices that are required to guarantee a successful life.

I put all of the key principles into effect and enjoyed considerable success.

My focus was on business success, but I believe these principles apply to any definition of success.

In these recent tough times with covid-19 and all the ensuing economic fall-out I have been reviewing my archives and I found this document. Initially I wasn’t sure whether or not to publish it as I was not sure if it fitted with the themes of this site.

However, after serious reflection I have decided to do so because many of these points are relevant to ground that is covered here on this site and I have decided to expand on this some of these points in future articles

I have reproduced the document below and also as a PDF attachment. Please note a lot of this was cut and paste from multiple sources and I have often used the language and terminology of the original authors. I have used online plagiarism checking tools to ensure that I haven’t breached copyright but if I accidentally have, please let me know?




The Secret Of My Success - The Key Principles

Success Secret 1. VISION

- Form a clear mental picture of the thing(s) you want to have, to do, or to become; and hold this mental image in your thoughts.

Your Point Of Focus

First have a day dream – then ask yourself:

"What would it be like if it were true?"

Then catch the feeling and believe that it is true – every day - until it is!

The Three Minute Power Pause

Success Secret 2. DESIRE

– Really want it!

Maintain a persistent focus on your vision:

“Hold this picture in your mind with the certain belief that you do get what you want. Close your mind to all negative thoughts and people. You must completely trust the process.”

Identify Your Core Desire - The Source of All Success

Success Secret 3. EXPECTATION

– Positively expect to achieve your goal and maintain a total belief – knowing that you’re going to get there.

“Desire without expectation is nothing more than wishful thinking”.

“The mind is a powerful magnet and as such attracts whatever is its ruling state – and this is dictated by expectation.

Expectation (i.e. what we really believe as opposed to what we say we believe) can be either a blessing or a curse – either way it is one of the most powerful unseen forces in your life”.


The best way of maintaining a positive expectation is to regularly give thanks and be grateful for all the many good things you have now, and then give thanks that all the good things that you have expressed in your vision are coming towards you!

“Lucky” People Have Higher Expectations

Success Secret 4. LETTING GO

– Trust the process and that the process will support you (financially, emotionally, psychologically etc) till your goal manifests:

“Nature knows no such thing as a failure – there never has been, and never will be, a lack of anything – there is no limit to the supply...”

“The hardest part to creating your life the way you want it is to stop figuring how you will get what you want.”


This is because you will limit yourself to what your ego can see and do, and this will limit your belief and damage your expectations.

Dropping The “How?”

Success Secret 5. ACTING

- on impulses and intuitions as they arise - then allow the results to manifest at the right time.

Do every day all that can be done that day. Don’t wait or hesitate in the mistaken belief that there will be a better time.

Act now, where you are now, whoever you’re with now, and do it to the best of your ability.

Success Secret 6. ADD VALUE

- Give more than you get. i.e. give “value-plus” for money.

In all your contact with other people always seek to “add value” in your interactions with them, and especially in money transactions where you aim to give a “use value” in excess of the “cash value” you receive.

Success Secret 7. TIMING

– there is always a gestation period and no one knows what period of time must elapse before results manifest – but keep going because they will come – and at the right time!

The GESTATION PERIOD - understanding it, having faith in it, accepting it and persisting through it.

Success Secret 8. PERSISTENCE

- Hang in there!

“You will very likely run up against a series of circumstances that will for a time have you convinced that you are actually going backwards; but, persistence is the key - continue to hold the picture (of your goal) and understand that what is happening to you, is what must happen to prepare you to receive the good things you desire”.

“Persistence always pays.”


You will certainly achieve your success and it will be in exact proportion to the clarity and depth of definition of your vision,
the persistence of your focus on that vision,
the level of your trust and the depth of your gratitude to the process that will deliver your vision.



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