Maps for Your Life’s Success

by Desmond Menz posted in Work, Life, and Yourself

What is success? How can we get it? Can having the right 

attitude - the right mindset - accelerate the path to success?

This is what we're going to look at.

In About You (see it in the top bar) there are three parts to getting the right mindset in order to succeed in your online business and in life generally. Everyone has their own interpretation of "to succeed", but it really just comes down to what you can do yourself to obtain satisfaction from your ideas and actions, and to be rewarded accordingly. 

But success can also be about achieving happiness, to share, helping others be successful, achieving lifelong changes, making transformations to our environment … and to be rewarded accordingly. 

Note that I said - to be rewarded accordingly - on both occasions. 

We all seek reward for our efforts in some way. It could be a tangible monetary reward, or it could be receiving an award, or it could be as simple as praise.

But there's one characteristic that is essential for success, whether it be in business, relationships, or sports. The right mindset.

In this article

  • The power of mindset
  • Five success traits
  • Maps for Life

The power of mindset

Most people do not understand the power of their minds, their true potential, and what they could achieve if only they applied themselves. They simply succumb to distractions. 

In an article at the start of this year, I wrote about "reflections on life" and the "Strategy of Pre-eminence". These are about mindset, the right attitude, clearing away mind-clutter, and putting others before self.

Many people do not enjoy success simply because their minds are not tuned in to achieving it. It seems so obvious, but we all experience down-times in our lives, and there are always struggles to content with. To pick ourselves up from those times can be a big task in itself. But it need not be that way. A healthy mindset can resist these down-times.

Let me put this question to you. Which type of person - or personality - do you gravitate to, or want around you? Now, think about it. 

This next question might help you. Who amongst all your friends, colleagues, workmates, and acquaintances do you prefer to have in your circle?

Optimistic people have optimists in their group. Success in its many guises hangs around optimistic people.

Five success traits

Here are five success traits that are essential for success.


Successful people have great resolve and determination. 

   Relaxed in the face of adversity        

If you have your own business, you have likely dealt with many problems. The way that any one of us deals with adversity will shape the type of person we are. Staying relaxed despite adversity will enable us to become more successful.


Life-long learning is a great characteristic to have. In an online business there's a constant requirement for knowledge. You don't have to be smart to learn, and to be successful online. But knowledge is all-powerful. 


This follows on from knowledge, because successful people invest time and money in themselves. It can be for training, research, being mentored, or anything else that will help with success.

   No fear of failure 

Finally, having no fear of failure is absolutely necessary to drive yourself to success. Once you are able to rid your mind from fears, self-doubt, and failure, you will be able to achieve success.

These are just some of the traits that result in success, but you'll need to be patient. Having Persistence and become the Unstoppable Self are also essential characteristics.

So, is there any visual aid that can support the 5 Success Traits? There certainly is, and it's called ... 

Maps for Life

Daily actions result in great habits that then lead to success. And here's where Maps for Life come in. They can be very useful to provide clarity when it's needed, and to keep you on track in your daily tasks.

Here are two samples in the Maps for Life portfolio. They provide simple daily prompts about many things in life, whether it's about business or personal success. Most have a very handy Learning Guide that complements the process and makes it easier and simpler to put into practice. 

These Maps for Life are part of three great packages.

3 Brilliant Packs

Each with five Maps for Life that can be printed out, used for daily actions, or given away as gifts. Each pack has a Bonus Map.

Informative, educational, actionable and great value!

The NTHB Bookshelf has two free Maps for Life for your use and enjoyment.

Let me know what you think of these.

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