There´s A Pattern Of Success. Do You Know What It Is?

When you look back on your successes, you may think each one was very different from the other

…yet, if you look closely, I bet you will find some patterns there you just can´t deny.

With the better part of a new year stretching out in front of you, why not adopt some of the success patterns I´m going to share with you here and put your odds of success into overdrive!

Whether you take a close look at your own successes and find the patterns or choose to model yourself after other great achievers, there really is no reason for you to reinvent the wheel every single time.

Success & successful people share many qualities.

There´s a pattern to success. Do you know what it is?

I´m committed to be developing these qualities in myself, I hope you´ll join me.

Pattern your success after the success of others – that´s what I´m doing! And here are some ways I´m going about it!

Success begins with a vision and the belief that vision can be accomplished.

Know where you’re going and have confidence you can get there.

Success requires prioritization.

There are only so many minutes in a day. You can’t accomplish 20 amazing things each year. Focus your energy on just a couple of things. Ensure that you spend the first couple hours of each day on those most important priorities.

Successful people anticipate self-sabotage.

The future is a mystery to everyone. Even the most successful people can’t predict their behavior 100%. Never assume that you can take it easy today because you’ll work every night next week instead. That type of thinking is a form of procrastinating and never ends well.

Delegation is key.

You can’t do it all without help. Use the people around you to your best advantage. That doesn’t mean take advantage of anyone, but get the help you require. Rather than doing everything yourself, ask yourself what your options are for ensuring the task is done.

Failure is a regular occurrence.

Failure happens to successful people all the time. The most successful people are those that failed quickly and often. Examine each failure and learn what you can. Attack the next opportunity with new knowledge and an improved approach.

Results are tracked.

Success requires feedback, but that feedback is worthless if it’s ignored. Measure your progress, progress toward your goals, and progress with your behavior. Then make the necessary adjustments.


Commitment is required to put forth the effort necessary to make success a likely outcome. Where there is no commitment, long-term failure is likely.


Successful people have an amazing ability to persevere. The ability to never give up is a cornerstone of success.


Prioritization in one area of your life means sacrificing in others. You might have to give up the softball league, the book club, or your morning trip to Starbucks. Be prepared to sacrifice.

Take calculated risks.

Great rewards require dealing with some level of risk. If you want 100% certainty and no risk, stay at home. Great successes often involve considerable risk, even if that risk is only wasting a lot of your precious time. How much are you willing to gamble?


Lots of people are good at dreaming, setting goals, and planning. Some are also skilled at talking a good game about how much they’re going to accomplish. Not many are willing to actually take action. The most successful people take massive action and expend a lot of time and energy actually doing things, rather than just thinking about them.

Which of these qualities do you need to work on? Do you have a plan for developing them? Could you imagine failing if you had all of these qualities?

Success would be almost automatic!

Working to develop these necessary qualities can greatly increase your odds of success. Know what you want, set your priorities accordingly, take action and NEVER GIVE UP.

In many ways, it´s as simple as that.

About the Author Jan Marie Mueller

Jan Marie Mueller is founder of the inspirational blog ThinkBrilliantly and The Brilliance Community, a free Facebook group dedicated to empowering women to let their inner brilliance shine! Her mission is to help women everywhere shift the way they think about themselves, their world and those around them so they have the confidence to do, be and have what they want most in life!

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