The Secret to Success Is…

The Secret to Success Is...The Five Secrets to Your Success in Business!

The Three Secrets to Your Success in Life!

The Magical Secrets to Great Relationships!

Why are we all so caught up and inspired to find out the mysterious secrets to something? After all we know there must be a secret right?

Richard Branson was quoted in Entrepreneur Magazine in an article where he discussed the Five Secrets to Business Success. His five secrets as quoted in Entrepreneur were: “Enjoy What You Are Doing, Create Something That Stands Out, Create Something That Everyone Who Works For You Is Really Proud Of, Be A Good Leader, and Be Visible.” When you read through Branson’s descriptions in each area do you feel as if you are reading about a secret or are you saying to yourself, “Yes, right, this is common sense though?” Head scratch?

Don’t get me wrong. Richard Branson is great! Each of his points and the descriptions are right on target. Secrets though? Not so much.

From various sources here are the Three Secrets to Your Success in Life! Focus every bit of your energy into your passion, devote yourself to always embrace learning and growing and believe it is possible for you to achieve your big dreams. Again you are being asked the question, these are great tips and advice, but are they really secrets? More like common sense if you ask me!

What are the Magical Secrets to Great Relationships? Typically you would expect to see open communication, sacrifice, passionate, be a listener, show affection and others in this list. One key item, the secret is to live your life! Have great self-esteem and confidence in who you are and this will help you toward a great relationship. Take this entire paragraph in. Are these secrets or common sense?

If you opened up a box and inside was Aladdin’s Lamp. You rub the lamp and KaBOOM! The big genie pops out and asks you: “what do you want as you are granted three wishes?” My question for you is what are your three wishes? Use the comments area for this article and let me know.

Here is the next question: as you review your answer to what are your three wishes? Which of these three are you ready right now to take action toward reaching and achieving since neither of us has Aladdin’s Lamp do we?

Here is the real secret, the one secret to success:

Have a goal. Write it down. Tell others about your goal. Develop your plan of how you will achieve your goal. Be determined to follow your plan as you will have to overcome obstacles, naysayers, dead ends, failures and more and you will need to overcome each and everyone one of these. This is the real secret, the one secret to success.

Question: is this a secret or common sense? The secret is: who cares! If you follow through and take action this is what brings success. This is why there are fewer really successful people. The ones who take action are the ones who become successful. The real secret.

Mitch Tublin is an advanced certified coach, business consultant and professional speaker based in Stamford, CT.