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You may have noticed a few recent changes to Academy Success. A cleaner look with easier sharing options, a sharper font that is easier on the eyes, and last but not least, a very subtle yet very powerful new tagline – just underneath the main logo.
A couple of years ago when I started Academy Success, I set out to make a difference in the lives of as many people as I could.
It’s been fun and rewarding so far and I’m grateful to have as many readers as I do, but the “as many people as I could” part hasn’t yet come true (in my mind, that number has always been in the millions).
While Academy Success has reached tens of thousands of people in its short life, its reach is still small on the grand scheme of things.
The reason for that partially explains the new tagline, and it just might help you change the way you think as well.
To Make a Life Change, Your Behavior Must Change
To create significant change in your life, whether it’s a goal to make more money, to lose weight, to read more, to build a business, to fix your golf swing, to get in shape, or any other kind of significant change you want to occur, you absolutely MUST change your behavior.
It’s not enough to just learn about what you want to change. It’s not enough just to desire something. It’s not enough to just do it for a few days or a few weeks or even a few months and then quit.
You have to change the way you behave permanently – only then will you become a better and more successful individual.
Think to yourself, “what behaviors do the successful people who have come before me possess?”
- How do they go about their day?
- What tactics and strategies do they employ?
- How do they operate on a daily basis?
- How do they behave?
This might be difficult to hear, but it’s a reality, and as your success mentor it’s my duty to point this out to you.
Think about a change you are making right now, or a change you want to make and fully understand these next two sentences. Make them part of you. Engrave them into your soul and the way you live.
Even with a massive level of desire, a supreme knowledge of your craft, and all of the support in the world on your side, if you keep exhibiting the same behaviors, you cannot expect a different result.
Who you are, what you accomplish, the sum of your legacy that you create in your lifetime depends solely on the collection of behaviors that you amass and execute on a daily basis.
Behavior Trumps Everything
That’s the error I am guilty of falling into with Academy Success. That’s why I haven’t been able to reach more people. I haven’t been behaving successfully towards growth.
Because even with all of my desire and motivation to make a positive difference in the lives of millions of people, my behaviors towards the growth of Academy Success have been relatively stagnant.
In order to achieve my goal of reaching and helping millions of people (you included), I too must work to change my own behaviors to grow as an individual.
Which is why “Behave Successfully” was born, not only as a strong reminder to you that in order to make change happen in your life, that you have to behave like the successful people who have come before you, but also as a reminder to me that I must do the same for you and this community.
So this is my public commitment to doing that.
And I want you to make that commitment to yourself as well. Lock in on your goals and understand what behaviors you must change in order to achieve them.
And on that journey to create a successful life… remember that in order to be successful with any and all of it…
You have to Behave Successfully.