If you're not where you want to be financially or in some other aspect of your life, what can you do to fix it? Unfortunately, the majority of people simply complain, or silently wish their situation was different. On the other hand, successful people take action and the action they take is generally based on a path of proven success.

Let's take money for example. Most people want more. Some people desperately need more of it. But what do they do about it? Most do nothing. They wait for tomorrow. They stay in their same jobs. They don't learn anything new.
They waste their time watching TV or on other activities that don't help them achieve their goals.

What's the number one thing you can do to remedy your problems? Take action. It's really that simple. However, doing it and saying it are two very different things.
Saying it is easy, it takes a good deal of energy and effort to make a change. It also involves risks that some people aren't willing to take, even if it means accomplishing something that they would really like to accomplish. It also takes determination because success rarely comes on the first attempt at anything. Taking action is the only way to achieve anything.

Once you decide it's time to take action and do something, how do you know what to do? Find someone to follow. Seek out advice or mentorship from someone who has reached a demonstrated level of success in the area you are trying to improve upon. This is a very important point that is often overlooked. It's too easy to do your own thing and take a hit or miss approach. This too often leaves you reinventing the wheel and therefore will take you much, much longer to make a difference in your life. Want to make money? Then seek out advice and guidance from someone who has actually made a lot of money. Want to be a better singer or golfer? Then get advice and training from someone who has excelled in those areas. Follow their path and you'll reach your goals much sooner.

The third thing that most successful people have in common is that they don't give up. They learn from their failures and try again and again and again, until they succeed.

Successful people don't let a fear of failure paralyze them into not taking action. They also seek out good advice, mentorship, or guidance, and they Take Action and do something.

Author's Bio: 

Fred Black created Making Money Online, an easy to follow, instructional video home study course at www.InternetMakeMoneyOnline.com, Simple internet marketing techniques and skills that can have you making money online - 100% Guaranteed.