There is no great secret to success. I will tell you how to be successful right here and now.  It’s about your word, integrity.

This isn’t necessarily about being honest, or doing what is morally right (although both of these qualities will add to your character). I am talking about following through with what you say you will do, keeping your commitments to yourself, and being responsible.

It starts with the smallest actions. By small and simple things are great things brought to pass!

Once we can learn to be a master at small things we can then take on larger projects that require greater responsibilities.  Being a steward over one’s own life and mastering one little thing at a time gives us the confidence we can succeed.

It is not rocket science. It is about proving to yourself you know you can do what you say…following through with your word. Do you think you have the confidence to manage a company of you can’t manage keeping your room clean? Do you believe you can actually show up for work every day at your dream job if you don’t wake up when your alarm goes off? Can you ever lose those 30 pounds if you don’t say no to the cookies? Can you really have a happy marriage (“one day” when you meet that special woman) if you have yet to stay faithful to any of the previous girls you have dated? If doing your laundry is your week’s greatest challenge you need to take a look at yourself and your integrity!

Will you actually accept that next promising opportunity that plops into your lap when you have failed to fulfill on just the simple things in your life? This is why we so often stay hidden in the dark corners of life, afraid we will fail because we don’t do the little things and that destroys our self worth. WE LOSE FAITH IN OUR SELF AND OUR CAPABILITIES because how we show up in one area of our life is how we show up in almost every area of our life! It is called the microcosm of the macrocosm and consciously or unconsciously we are aware of this and act accordingly, scared to really shine.

When you fulfill with the simple things you build up your self-trust and self confidence that you know you can do what you say you will do! This in turn builds up your self worth which gives you the courage to take big action.

Having integrity is simple. Just do what you say. If you can’t do it don’t commit to it to begin with.  A life of excellence doesn’t just happen overnight, it is years of accumulated commitments met, time after time on your word, starting with the most simple actions.

The steps to living with integrity are:

1.) Pay attention to the words you speak.

2.) Say only things you actually intend to do.

3.) Keep your word and watch your excellent life begin.

There it is: the secret to success, and although it sounds simple it brings about great results, remember by small and simple things are great things brought to pass!

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