Do you believe that success is a straight road from goal to achievement without any detours along the way? If you do, then you probably get discouraged when things don’t go as planned.

There are many people who claim that success is easy. All you need to do is to follow their system and then success is guaranteed. Then when you try it and it doesn’t work as smoothly as you thought it would, you begin to get discouraged and think you weren’t meant to achieve your goal.

The people who try to sell you the easy success story are doing you a huge disservice because they are not giving you the complete picture. Success is usually NOT a straight line from start to finish. There are often many ups and downs along the path.

Understanding the steps to success can keep you motivated and taking action so you can eventually reach your goal.


1.Set a Goal

Be specific about what you want to achieve. Do you want to earn more money? Then write down the dollar amount that you want to earn. The more clearly defined your goal is, the easier it will be to work towards. Keep your final goal in mind as you move through this process.

2.Take Action

Don’t wait until you come up with the perfect plan before taking action. You want to get some momentum going. Take the best action you can right now. Even taking small actions will help you eventually reach your goal.
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” Walt Disney

3. Evaluate Your Results

Sometimes the action you take will not yield the outcome that you had hoped for. Don’t dwell on this. Whatever results you have achieved are NOT a reflection of you. Be careful not to criticize yourself during this step. Be objective and see what worked and what needs to be changed. Part of the process of being successful is learning what to do and what not to do.

4. Make Necessary Corrections

Don’t be tied into a specific strategy. Too many people get stuck because they think their strategy is wonderful and they don’t want to change it. Be willing to let of anything that is going to prevent you from achieving your goal. Continue doing what’s working and make any necessary adjustments. Track your changes so it’s easier to evaluate your results.

5. Take Additional Action

Take the most reasonable action you can now as a result of what you’ve learned. Taking imperfect action is more important than taking no action. It’s important to manage your thinking as you go through this process. Tell yourself that you’re doing the best you can right now and you will improve as you move forward.

6. Repeat Steps 3 Thru 5

Continue moving through steps 3 thru 5 as many times as necessary. As you go thru these steps, you will learn and improve along the way. Don’t get discouraged. Make a commitment to yourself that you are going to persevere as long as it takes until you achieve your goal.

7.Celebrate Your Success

Celebrate your success. It’s important to acknowledge your accomplishments by doing things that you enjoy. And don’t wait until you finally achieve your big goal before you celebrate. Build in mini-celebrations as you reach smaller goals. This will help you feel motivated and inspired to continue moving forward.


One of the biggest secrets to achieving success is understanding that the path to achievement is not a straight line from point A to point B. Don’t let the challenges stop you. They are part of the process that every successful person has dealt with. Just follow the Steps to Success and eventually, you too, will feel the sweet satisfaction of achieving your big goals.

Author's Bio: 

Della Menechella is a Spiritual Success Mentor who teaches entrepreneurial women how to get unstuck so they can finally connect the dots to their vision. She has more than two decades of experience in combining spiritual tools, mental mastery, and practical applications to achieve powerful results. If you’re tired of working so hard or you’re not getting the results you want, contact Della at Go to and grab your free copy of the eBook, For Women Entrepreneurs - The Real Secret to Using the Law of Attraction to Achieve Business Success and Financial Prosperity.