When pursuing new ventures in your life, whether they are personal or business, follow these 8 steps and develop your own personal power.

Show Integrity

People value honesty as the most important quality. Be true to your word. Integrity builds your self–confidence. You will feel better about yourself if you are completely honest in everything you say and do.

Outline Clear, Specific Goals

This will give you the intensity of purpose that separates the successful from the rest.

Write down your goals on a month by month basis as well as a yearly basis. Share them with others if you wish, but don’t feel like you have to.

Keep them where you will see them everyday. This will allow you to allocate your time and resources more effectively.

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Always Interpret Things In A Positive Light

Never make assumptions. There may be reasons why things in your life don’t turn out the way you had hoped. It usually means that better things are waiting for you right around the corner.

Choose to be optimistic instead of dwelling on the things that don’t work out.

Remaining cheerful and optimistic will help you deal with problems or issues that might normally depress someone.

Accept Yourself For Who You Are

As you have heard a million times, each person is unique.

This is very true!

Comparing yourself to others that you may see as better than you is the quickest way to destroy your self–image.

Instead, acknowledge how strong and beautiful you are! Focus on yourself and your goals, and create your own future!

Be Persistent

Be willing to stay at it and work at it longer than everybody else.

If you believe in yourself and your ability to succeed, you will develop your persistence.

Have the self–discipline to continue even when you are tired and discouraged. You will look back and be happy that you did.

Take Responsibility For Yourself And Your Actions

Instead of making excuses when things go wrong, accept the blame.

Then you can start thinking about what lesson you have learned and how to avoid the same mistake in the future.

Develop An “Attitude of Gratitude”

Be thankful for your health, your home, your loved ones and your work. Show your appreciation when dealing with others. A smile and a thank you goes a long way. At the end of the day, you will be happy you did.

Develop a Commitment to Excellence

Believe that you always deserve the very best for yourself in every situation.

Accept that any success you achieve is a result of your honest hard work and determination.