I want to share with you something that I came up with that I call "The six keys to
Right off the bat: Don't confuse how much money one has as to his or her success!
These keys will not unlock any opportunities of success without first having a strong and
unfailing faith in God or that Being which is greater than you. Please don't go through life
as your "own little god."
I encourage you to memorize these six keys by using the word ADVICE to do so.
Bloom where you are planted. You have a choice to get back up after temporary set
backs. Attitude is a small thing that makes a big difference!
If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there. Write your short
term goals down on paper. I have discovered and continue to discover that putting your
dreams and goals down on paper lock in or focus your belief that they can be
achieved--even if you have to take a course correction in achieving your goals. Success
comes in cans, failure comes in can'ts.
Explore what is important to you. Maybe it is family, friends, your spirituality or working
hard at any given task. I can assure you that your priorities will change as you grow older.
Very important that you value yourself and treat yourself like the valuable gift from God
that you are.
Birds of a feather flock together. This is to say that if you are hanging around winners
or others with a "can do" mind-set, you'll likely adapt to this same kind of thinking.
Remember--"SUCCESS LEAVES CLUES!
Feelings may change, commitments do not. "Success is getting up one more time than
you fall." I have often wanted to give up, and then I must think to myself about what the
consequences of giving up will be. Generally, this is more than enough of a motivation to
make us stick to the task at hand even if we don't feel like it. When the task is achieved,
Whow!--IT FEELS GREAT!
Be an encourager and comforter to friends that are feeling discouraged. I promise that
you will not regret this as you will be encouraged by one, if not many, when you are feeling
down. Encouragement and love are contagious qualities that can change the minds of the
most stubborn and "hard-to-get-along-with" people you know. I have seen it happen over
and over again.