13 Steps for Rebuilding Your Character

Become the person you want to be with these 13 steps.

I got the idea to write this post when reading Napoleon Hill’s podcast-book. You can read more about it here. What struck me was that I did have a clear purpose in life, but my character needed modification. So, I wanted to share the thirteen points for rebuilding your character and creating self-discipline the way it fits into your life based on Hill’s research.

The golden 13 steps

Starting with step number one: exercising self-confidence. Not a big surprise, is it? Yet it is easy to get lost in this topic. So I have linked one of my older blog posts on self-discipline:

Next on the list is gaining discipline in mastering the seven basic fears. The seven basic fears are the following: fear of poverty, fear of criticism, fear of ill health, fear of loss of love, fear of aging, fear of loss of liberty, and fear of dying. Step two is about learning how to deal with fear will save you your own sabotage. In the blog post below, I am talking about how to transform fear into your advantage.

The third step on the list is freeing yourself from self-imposed limitations. “I am not good enough,” “I can’t do that,” “I’ve never done that, so I’m not going to try now.” Stop the thoughts, try and fail, and fail again, seek help, search for someone willing to invest in you, and you will find a way to make it happen. Ps. you only need one person to believe in you, and that is yourself. 

The fourth step is, embracing the power of using your own brain and piloting it wherever you want it to go. Falling into the trap of having someone else direct where and how you are supposed to think won’t help you.

The fifth step is about being humble even after reaching the success you wished for. Recall where you once were and remember how you acted when you did not have all that fame and material richness. Keep in touch with friends and family even after leaving your old lifestyle, and do not leave your people behind.

Do it right from the beginning; you do not want to go back and try to fix things. Laying solid ground is the base for having stable success. Therefore, do not take out your happiness before the work is complete. Step six, patiently take one step at a time.

Going the extra mile comes in as step number seven. Yes, going the extra mile is super important, but losing yourself in work is as bad as not doing anything or doing too much.

The eighth step is somewhat of a reality check, something everyone knows but tries to hide. The truth is we have to understand the false belief that honesty and sincerity of purpose are not sufficient for success. People do things when they see that they have a favor in it sooner or later. It is not a bad thing but open your eyes and do not be fooled by how kind people are. Also, you will not become successful by being considerate and trying to please everyone around you.

Learning from failure to budget and use your time more beneficially is the ninth step out of our thirteen. Failing is not time wasted but failing the same way more than twice is insanity. Make no same mistake twice: learn, plan, re-do, re-try, re-invent, re-build, re-whatever again and again but be smart about it and learn how to re-whatever is more beneficial.

The tenth step brings us back to self-discipline. Well, almost. Step ten is about using self-discipline to stick to your WHY. Do it and be so determined to work with your WHY every day that you use your time so beneficially it is impossible not to succeed at some point.

The eleventh step is all about practicing patience. My friends, patience is not holding it together until you explode because of all the emotions boiling inside of you. Patience is practiced every single day through everything that you do.

With two steps left, the twelfth step is correcting your failure and turning it into success by expressing gratitude for what you have achieved so far. What does that mean? It means being grateful for what you are doing to achieve your goals and what you have achieved so far but continuing to work extremely hard by making new mistakes and failing bigger to make bigger wins.

Lastly, control your ambitions when big material richness comes around the corner and falls into your hands.

Until next week, make your own re-building characters list and design yourself into the character you want to be.

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