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The path to success does not look the same for every person. However, there are milestones for success that are common on everyone’s paths. These are milestones that let you know that you’re on to something amazing. People often tend to make the same mistakes on their paths to success which block the road ahead. If you feel like you’ve veered off from your plan, don’t panic! Find out what went wrong and get back on track using these clues for success.

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Face problems head on

The first step you might be missing is that you’re not facing a problem head-on. Many people choose to ignore yellow alerts (the advance warnings you get) because they don’t want to feel any sort of discomfort. Acknowledging and responding to yellow alerts usually involves doing things you would rather not do.

Be willing to ask challenging question

You pretend not to see the yellow alerts. Maybe because it’s easier, more convenient, or less uncomfortable. Ignoring them protects you from having to take what feels like a risk. Successful people, on the other hand, face problems head-on. They’re willing to experience being uncomfortable, ask challenging questions, ask for feedback, or have a difficult conversation.

Respond to problems quickly

Another thing you might be missing is that you aren’t responding quickly when a problem arises. When you develop the habit of responding quickly and decisively to yellow alerts as they happen, life becomes easier. You’re able to eliminate problems before they occur and achieve greater levels of success much faster. But, learning how to recognize and respond to yellow alerts isn’t always easy. It requires awareness, dedicated discipline, and a willingness to experiment and take risks and be prepared to look at your own shortcomings and be willing to hear uncomfortable truths.

Take responsibility for your life

You aren’t taking 100% responsibility for your life and your results. You know that there is only one person responsible for the quality of the life you are living. And that person is you! Everything you are experiencing is a result of your doing or not doing; your income, your debt, your relationships. Your health and your level of fitness. Even your happiness or lack of happiness.

Create the life you want to live

If you’ve been ignoring the yellow alerts in your life, take responsibility for that. And if you’ve been dragging your feet about taking action on those yellow alerts, take responsibility for that too. It’s only you that you are scaring by imagining negative outcomes instead of positive outcomes by taking those actions. Successful people take full responsibility for their thoughts, images, and actions. They don’t waste their time and energy blaming and complaining.

Believe it’s possible & believe in yourself

The next steps you might be missing are that you don’t believe it’s possible and you don’t believe in yourself. If you are going to be successful in creating the life of your dreams, you have to believe that you are capable of making them happen. Whether you call it self-esteem, self-confidence, or self-assurance, it is a strong belief that you have what it takes. You have the abilities, inner resources, and talents to create your desired results.

By Damilola Faustino

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