Principles for Success Traverse City MI

If you want to change your life in any area, there are five keys tosucceeding at the highest level that will not only create the change youwant to make, but also make that change sustainable and lasting.

Northwest Michigan Council of Governments
(231) 922-3780
1209 South Garfield Ave., Ste. C
Traverse City, MI
 
Mid Michigan Community College
(989) 386-6630
1375 S. Clare Avenue
Harrison, MI
 
Michigan SBTDC
(616) 331-7480
510 W. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Washtenaw Community College SBTDC
(734) 547-9170
301 W. Michigan Avenue Suite 101
Ypsilanti, MI
 
Grand Valley State University SBTDC
(616) 331-7370
401 W. Fulton, 286C
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Lansing Community College SBTDC
(517) 483-1921
309 N. Washington Squre, Suite 115
Lansing, MI
 
Eastern Michigan University SBTDC
(734) 487-0355
306 Gary M. Owen Building, 300 W. Michigan Avenue
Ypsilanti, MI
 
Michigan SBTDC
(586) 469-5118
1 S. Main Street, 7th Floor
Mt. Clemens, MI
 
Kettering University
(810) 762-9660
1700 W. University Avenue
Flint, MI
 
Michigan Works!
(906) 789-0558
2950 College Avenue
Escanaba, MI
 

Principles for Success

Have you ever had an area of your life you wanted to change, and youwere committed to making that change, but you still didn’t do it? Whydoes this happen? Is it because you don’t know how? Are there circumstancesthat prevent you from making that change?

While we can come up with a variety of reasons why we don’t followthrough on what we say we want to do, inevitably it boils down to ourmindset. Eighty percent of success in anything is psychology, and only20 percent is mechanics. Most people know enough to get the job done, but they’re not doing it because their psychology is not in sync withtheir goals.

If you want to change your life in any area, there are five keys tosucceeding at the highest level that will not only create the change youwant to make, but also make that change sustainable and lasting.

1. Raise Your Standards

While this may sound like a tired old thought process, none of us whoare honest can deny the truth that changes do not last long term untilthey become a part of our identity, until we literally begin to see them asthe standard we live by. Raising your standards truly means turning yourshoulds into musts. Everyone has a list of shoulds: ‘I should spend moretime with my kids.’ ‘I should spend more time with a business plan.’ ‘Ishould lose some weight.’ I should, I should, I should. People don’t actuallychange.

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