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I believe that every person on the face of the earth has been gifted with a unique set of skills, talents, abilities and personality that make each person unlike anyone else that has ever lived before. When we discover what we are passionate about and make the pursuit of that passion our primary goal, we discover what we were made to do. You are the only person who can fulfill your destiny!

While the road may be difficult and obstacles spring up in our way, we must keep our eye on the goal of living out our life’s purpose. Rather than focus on what makes others great, focus on your gifts. This gives you a great chance at succeeding. Just as a watch is made to tell time and a car is made to take people places, your gifts, talents and abilities are designed to take you where your passions lead you. When you are doing what you are made to do, it is impossible to fail!

I have defined seven keys that are necessary in achieving success. They are as follows:

Dream – Make sure it is a BIG dream! Always attempt to do more than you believe is possible. It’s the only way to do extraordinary things.

Believe – You have to believe in something bigger than yourself and surround yourself with others who believe in you. A support system is essential.

Prepare – Just as you pack your bags before a trip, you should prepare yourself to do great things. Whether that is attaining all the knowledge you can before you begin or by learning from those who have gone before, make sure your bags are reasonably packed.

Act – Nothing happens without taking action. Take very deliberate daily action towards your goals. Even if they are baby steps, remember a marathon race is run one step at a time.

Relate – Ultimately, our lives are about relationships with others. Seek to do good for others as a primary objective and it will come around in good ways for you.

Model – Find mentors who you respect to model yourself after, and then seek to be a model to others who would come after you.

Grow – Learn from your experiences and apply them to your next move. Go back to step 1 and begin dreaming all over again!

There will be those who will tell you that you can’t achieve your goals. They will attempt to squash your dreams. They want to see you fail in order for them to feel better about their own failures. They are the schoolyard bullies of adulthood.

Do not listen to them. Do not pay any attention to them. Do not engage with them. Pursue your passion with everything you are and everything you have. The rewards are great and they are waiting for you all along the journey.

Be who you were made to be. The world is counting on you!

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Joel Comm is an Internet entrepreneur who has been online for over 20 years. In 1995, Joel launched, a family-friendly portal to the web which enjoys thousands of visitors each day. Joel is the co-creator of, which was acquired by Yahoo! in 1997, and now goes by the name Yahoo! Games. Since then, Joel's company, InfoMedia, Inc., has launched dozens of web sites which offer online shopping, free stuff, website reviews and more.

Joel is the author of many popular books, including the NY Times bestseller, The AdSense Code. His book, Twitter Power, has helped thousands become more effective with social media. His latest book is So What Do YOU Do: Discovering the Genius Next Door with One Simple Question.

Joel is the Host and Executive Producer of The Next Internet Millionaire, a prolific speaker and a serial entrepreneur. He is also the host of "The Joel Comm Show" podcast, available on iTunes. He regularly makes appearances at Internet marketing conferences and seminars.

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This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. It’s very true that life will bring interesting challenges. I love your tip about relating to others. I agree that when we step away from our challenges and seek to help others, our good comes back to us. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love this, thanks for sharing…….I will be passing this inspiration on to my coaching clients.
    many thanks,
    Hazel – Inspire People Development

  3. You are so right Joel, there will be those who want to bring you down and you have to remain steadfast. I have enjoyed your many books on Internet marketing. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Thank you, this is refreshing to read amidst the superficial blabber of social media and all-time negativity of the news.

  5. Thanks for sharing these 7 tips. They are simply what you need to succeed. It is just that sometimes people get way to caught up in the daily things and distractions that makes it harder to achieve the success. So maybe focus could be a bonus one?

  6. Yep!!You are very right, Joel, at first we just need to win or overcome our fear to see a big big dream, then act like you are capable to make your dream success. Your 7 indications are the detail summery of the success….

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