Habits On The Road To Success

Setting your sights on accomplishing your goals is the first step you should take. Then, train yourself to do first things first. Develop the habit of working at the first thing on your list and not moving on until it is done. That habit will be the most important thing. Get things done.

Don’t worry about what comes next until that first goal, for the moment, is out of the way. Going through your list of steps one at a time leads you along the path smoothly and you will reach the end when everything has been done and your success is achieved.

You’ve got your goals set and decided you will succeed. Focus on that – ‘I will’. You will succeed. Your goals will be reached. Your life will straighten out and become what you want of it. Concentrate on that ‘will’.

Change your thinking to make your life work and set each step up as what has to be done, right now. Make it a habit to see that goal as the most important thing until it is finished. Other steps may be important, but they come later and can be thought of then. Your goal at the moment is to complete one step.

Each step you accomplish is another success in your life. You once thought of yourself as a failure? That’s gone. Each little step you manage to complete toward your goal is a success and you are a winner. Do it, now, and go on to the next step.

You can manage all this. The only price that needs to be paid comes out as effort, not money. You’ve got the desire, done the learning and are picking up even more as you go along. Get busy.

Make a list of what needs to be done and get started working on it. Just keep your mind open. Absorb all the knowledge you can, be open-minded. What you learn today might not help right away, but it could tomorrow or next week.

Find out everything and store it away until you need it as you work through things and acquire accomplishments and lessons on your way to success.

Each thing you learn brings you closer to success and I believe that everyone can succeed, with the proper training. It just seems so many who have acquired the right lessons don’t put them to use. They don’t develop the habits necessary to work their way down the path to their dreams.

What’s stopping you now? Lack of health seems to be the only reason why a person might not be able to succeed and even that can be beaten. People can overcome all sorts of handicaps. All you need is determination, grit, and the will to do it.

Grit and will can take you anywhere you want to go. The best asset anyone can have is will power. You can be poor today and be wealthy in just a short time, but your main asset will always be that will power, not money. Money is nice, but you can gain more with a strong will than you can buy with money.

Of course, you shouldn’t expect smooth sailing all the time, even if you’ve succeeded and developed the proper habits. Journeys always have rough patches. Go with them, work through all the troubles. Each one teaches you something new, even if you don’t succeed in overcoming them.

You can find a way around them, if nothing else seems to work. Don’t let them cause you to stop and fail. Concentrate on your successes and the pleasures of what you’re doing. They’ll appear again and your journey will smooth out.

Setbacks are another lesson. You’ll learn more as you struggle with them and gain more confidence as your successes grow and your life becomes what you dreamed. Each problem is a new lesson that helps you along. You’re succeeding and your goals are becoming realities.

Please, leave your comment and let me know if this makes sense to you.

And now I would like to invite you to claim the special report “The Hidden Truth About Making Money Online” when you visit: StartUp Internet Business

^PV Reymond
StartUp Internet Business


  • Ben Holmes

    Reply Reply August 19, 2009

    Nice post 🙂 I agree, it takes a lot of effort but belief helps as well. I’ve been watching a dvd called “The Secret” every few days for the past several weeks and have found that it has helped me believe in my success. To everyone else out there: “Belief comes from inside you and only you”

  • nathan

    Reply Reply August 19, 2009

    “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

  • Bruno Auger

    Reply Reply August 19, 2009

    I think without goals in your business or even in life doesn’t mean much.

    I know when I first started out online, I never had no clear defined goals to accomplish. I relized that with a goal to strive for things become manageable.

    Now that I have certain goals I can plug them off one by one.

    Nice post Reed it makes a lot of sense.

  • Avery Thompson

    Reply Reply August 19, 2009

    Excellent post……

    This is the drive I use to stay motivated in this industry…You have to have a no loose attitude and be able to withstand the pitfalls that may arise….I’m in it for the long haul!!

  • James Vest

    Reply Reply August 19, 2009

    I agree, completely. There are so many things to do, that we can become overwhelmed. But, if we take it one step at a time, we’ll get much more done.

  • Ken Belanger

    Reply Reply August 19, 2009

    Very nice read. Considering I am just now starting out. I have a domain, and a aweber account. Now to figure out the next step, finding that hungry market.

    Thanks for the info.

  • Lorand

    Reply Reply August 19, 2009

    Thank You very much.
    all the things that I was doing wrong is right there. Now I will concentrate on getting it done and that will keep me from going in circles and getting confuseingly lost.
    Thank You

  • Derek Bowler

    Reply Reply August 19, 2009

    Great Post,

    Never forget – “Knowledge is Protection”, you may not need it now but the more knowledge you take in, the better your memory becomes (your brain is a muscle).

    The more you know, the more you realise you don’t know.

    “You fail only when you give up; and if you do not give up, it is only time before success is yours for sure and forever!”


  • Stijn Devolder

    Reply Reply August 19, 2009

    Great post! Nothing needs to be added!
    Thank you for this wonderful post!

  • Phil Morgan

    Reply Reply August 19, 2009

    Great post, PV. The key word is “FOCUS”. I hear lots of gurus saying “just take action” (which is vitally important), but it has to be focused action. There are very things you can do in one moment and walk away knowing it’ll hum along. The key things require action, repetition, and perseverance. Focus!


  • Robert

    Reply Reply August 19, 2009

    Hello PV,

    Everything you said makes perfect sense. I’m a believer in setting goals and having a plan to achieve them.

    I will admit that it’s very easy to get distracted and lose focus when we are constantly bombarded with “the next big thing”. Once you learn to overcome information overload, it’s much easier to work your plan and attain your goals.

    One of my favorite quotes: “Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off your goals.” – Anonymous

  • Rob Canyon

    Reply Reply August 19, 2009


    For years I used to fight creating goals, mainly because I couldn’t figure out why they work.

    Then a friend said, they work because we are humans are built to survive and not succeed at a higher level than our comfort zones.

    Post a slightly out of reach dollar goal on paper and make sure your eyes run across that page at least twice a day and just watch what happens..

    It’s amazing what happened when I just did it.

    And of course having a date on the goal is important too.

    Great post. Thanks for the reminder about the importance of goal setting to me.



  • Alessandro Zamboni

    Reply Reply August 19, 2009

    Thanks for this article.
    It let me think about some months ago, when I was tempted to leave internet marketing forever.

    It was like running slowly in a world that ran 10 times faster than you.

    Finally I won, because I make order in my life finalizing some neverending projects.

    The first of them got a discreet success making me happy, while the second I’m working on in these days is an unexpected JV with a great Internet Marketer.

    Is necessary to let the world of Internet Marketing (as the other in which you are involved) run alone.

    YOu need to focalize on your own projects and finish them in the correct order.
    Only these actions can save you from confusion and no success at all.

    Thans again and Goodbye.
    Alessandro Zamboni

  • Great info Reed. I’m a hard worker, but I learned early on that internet marketing requires so much more than hard work. It requires focus and persistence in accomplishing the baby steps. There are just too many “good” opportunities and systems, so the temptation to jump from one thing to another without every achieving any significant success is challenging. I finally learned how to keep things simple.

  • mick fallon

    Reply Reply August 19, 2009

    For years and years i have read self help books and most of them recommend goal setting I have never done it , and that’s why i believe i have ninderachieved , but that’s all going to change “strong will ” thats what i need . thanks for a great post i will read it over again so it sinks in .
    cheers mick

  • Ron Passfield

    Reply Reply August 19, 2009

    Your post is an important call to focused action. The temptation is to keep acquiring resources and knowledge and take no action.

    PV, your focus on goals and first steps is a way to overcome the inertia of fear and anxiety. It also helps to overcome the distraction of never-ending emails and new product releases.

    I’ve started asking myself each day – “What is the one thing I want to achieve today towards my goal?”…and then I focus in on that, whether it’s an article, blog post, new Squidoo lens. a video or whatever. I give this one thing priority and reading email, etc has to then fit into the time available. In this way, I get small successes every day and, as you suggest, move closer to my goal.

  • rusliesophian

    Reply Reply August 19, 2009

    Hi Reed,
    Your article motivated me to achieved online success. Thanks.

  • Thomas Wheelock

    Reply Reply August 19, 2009

    Thanks for writing this post. I agree completely that you must concentrate on one thing at a time. If you aren’t doing this then you will waste a lot of time and accomplish very little. I find that if I make a list at the end of the day for what I need to do the next day that it makes things a lot easier. I simply list tasks in order of priority… first, second, and so on. This helps me to finish each task first, and when the day is done, I can look back and see what I accomplished! I plan to post your artcle on my blog, because I know it will help others too.

  • Steve Troutman

    Reply Reply August 19, 2009

    Thanks for that. We all need a lift every once in a while and that did the trick for me. I’m back at it again.


  • Graham Price

    Reply Reply August 19, 2009

    Yes right on the money. I worked in the off-line World of Sales for 25 years and the principles are just the same. Break your goals down into achievable steps, only move onto the next step when you have completed your current step to 100% of your current ability.

    This doesn’t mean that you might not want to re-address those same steps at a later date when you have an increased ability. Just don’t let it stop you from getting things done from the place that you are at now.

    It’s called continual self improvement.

    Regards – Graham Price.

  • Richard Henry

    Reply Reply August 19, 2009

    Hi PV I couldn’t have put it any better!

  • Norm

    Reply Reply August 19, 2009

    Lots of useful stuff in that post. Good Job!

    I got acquainted with you on your Giveaways that I have joined, thanks to Alex Jeffreys, JT Martin and more folks from Marketing With Alex students.

    Keep up the good work and keep up with the giveaway sites, I need them. I’m working on a giveaway book, kind from the pitfalls of getting a giveaway package put together and ready to gift.

    If I ever get it done I will send you a copy or gift it on one of your giveaways. Who knows maybe it will help someone out in the future.


  • Luca Di Nicola

    Reply Reply August 19, 2009

    Great post. It’s true that it all starts with a possitive mindset and set goals. The goals however need to be clear and attainable not just “I want to make money online” Once you have clear goals you can set the habit as you say to take action in a focused way

  • will frogner

    Reply Reply August 19, 2009

    Hi PV Thx for the report focus and goals are huge!!! remember: tomorrow will soon be yesterday

  • normz2

    Reply Reply August 19, 2009

    Makes sense. Take one step at a time, keeping your eye on the goal.

  • Ernie Carroll

    Reply Reply August 19, 2009

    Great read PV!
    I like the part about setbacks. Learn from them
    and keep going for your goals. Do what PV said and you will get there.

  • Great Post! How Can I get a link to post on my blog? This is great information if only more people would use it!

  • Thanks for this great post.Goal setting and a proper plan to achieve those goals are the ultimate way to success.

  • Dave

    Reply Reply August 20, 2009

    “Of course, you shouldn’t expect smooth sailing all the time,”
    Personally I would like it to be smooth just for a little bit to get me going then I could deal with some challenges.

  • Karen Wehrle

    Reply Reply August 20, 2009

    What a great article! I read it on a day where I didn’t get my first priority, or second, or third done yet and the day’s about shot. Reinstalling corrupted software…grr. I could have written today’s article in a notebook by hand while my computer was in flux. A little “will” would have done it. Thanks!

  • Zahzel Rose

    Reply Reply August 20, 2009

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  • Chuck Bartok

    Reply Reply August 20, 2009

    This topic is always fascinating.
    For the past 50 years i have been personally struggling and sharing breakthroughs with others regarding the the effective follow through on Goal Achievement.
    Your reader will enjoy this simple Video

    Setting Goals, a Myth?

    Thanks again for your insight

  • PV Reymond

    Reply Reply August 20, 2009

    Thank you all for commenting, I really appreciate it.


  • Bella

    Reply Reply August 20, 2009

    It’s been a really rough week for me to accept the fact that I still have not made a penny yet!
    I was really thinking it might be time to cry
    ‘UNCLE’ until…
    This was exactly what I needed to read! Thanks,
    I thought it was AWESOME!


  • Kerrie Mullins-Gunst

    Reply Reply August 21, 2009

    Isn’t it funny how often it takes a crisis of some sort to prompt us to “change our thinking”?

    Yet there are skills we can learn that help.


  • Karl Foxley

    Reply Reply August 24, 2009

    This is a great article and you share some tips that I have subscribed to for quite some time now with great success.

    Ben Holmes mentions The Secret in his comment and I would like to second that, it really can help you feel motivated and target your thoughts on your goals.

    Thanks for sharing,


  • Daylynne Starr

    Reply Reply September 29, 2009

    Very good article, and very necessary.
    Most people think that setting goals is the wish-list. Like “someday I want to be a millionaire” while that CAN be a goal, it has to have more substance to it, the second part being, “… by making my business a success by doing…” Now, you have a goal. Then the rest of the goal, is the smaller goals along the way to get to the major goal.
    When people come and ask me for help in their online businesses that aren’t going anywhere, I usually find the major problem is lack of goal setting, planning and thus focusing.
    Thanks for this article.
    Daylynne Starr

  • Asset Protection Plan

    Reply Reply November 13, 2009

    This is so true. I’ll put you on my bookmark. I am always a fan of self improvement. We all want to be successful so learning about this simple thought about self-improvement will surely help us a lot. Cheers!

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  • Gianna Patterson

    Reply Reply October 5, 2010

    Online business are great but it is hard to start and succeed in it-‘-

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