Success is not a stroll in the park neither is it a roller coaster ride. it requires hard work, investing energy, time and sweat if possible blood. Success doesn’t go where its not needed neither does it stay where it not appreciated, Success involve starting something small and nurturing it like a flower, doing all you can to make sure you hit it where it matters. Failure is an orphan but success comes with many family, success will attract many things and many people but only those who are worthy and can contribute to make the success last are worthy of allowing to stay. Success also comes with lots of enemies but to stay successful, managing enemies is an important skill.
Success doesn’t come cheap like many believe, it comes at a cost, sacrifices needs to be made and the sacrifices could cost; time, energy and hard work. Only hard work leads to success not sleeping around and expecting success to run after you
Success belongs to everybody and anybody that is willing and ready to give it a good shot and go after it, it is not reserved to a few selected individuals. There are certain principles or commandment that needs to be adhere to in order to record and be a success;
It Does Not Matter How You Start : How you start does not determine how successful you will become, there is a psychological tendency in humans to always improve as the day goes by. Always remember that slow and steady always wins the race. Nobody cares how you start, what people care about is the end result.
Having A Winning Mentality : Having the right
attitude is crucial to being successful, you must have the winning mentality, nobody can become successful without believing in his/her ability to deliver, never doubt your capability and try to give your best to be a winner always.
Welcome criticism : Whenever you set out to do something original, daring, important and
exciting there will always be people, who will
try to talk you out of it. They will tell you your idea or goal is crazy, unrealistic, too risky, too innovative, too strange. Take it as possible feedback, not as the absolute truth, because in most cases people’s criticism has nothing to do with your goal and everything to do with their own personal fears, doubts and negative past experiences.
Learn From Your Failures : The more attempts
you take at something the sooner you will figure out the best way of doing it. Do not be afraid to try and fail. In fact, welcome failure, learn from it and try again.
Dream Big : Every important achievement
always starts with a great dream. Do not settle for less, just because it is easy, familiar and guaranteed. At some point in your life you will have to face a decision to either risk it and go for an opportunity or settle for less than you know you are capable of achieving. ‘Aim for the sky and you will reach the ceiling, Aim for the ceiling you will stay on the floor”….. Bill Shankly
Love What You Do : In order to be successful, itis important to love what you do, success does not solely imply financial security and a handsome paycheck at the end of the month, It is about self- realisation and enjoyment as well.
Always Open Your Mind To Possibilities : It is not always easy to spot a great opportunity that comes your way, especially when it looks like a problem, but this does not mean that we should stop trying. Be careful not to become too rigid in your thinking, as it will impede your ability to see possibilities and act on them.
Always Be Time Conscious : If you want to be successful in life you have to see every new day, every minute of your life as an opportunity for growth and achievement. Make it a habit of asking yourself throughout the day “Am I doing something meaningful or useful?” If not, you are stealing from yourself one of the most precious treasures you have been given – your time.
Associate With Winners : The people in your life will to some extent determine how successful you will be, always associate and rob minds with winners and people who share the same dream as you.
Encourage Others : Starting today focus on
empowering instead of judging, helping instead of criticizing, listening instead of talking, learning instead of convincing that your opinion is the only correct one in the room, and something magical will happen – people will follow you, seek your advice and offer their help to you without you having to ask for it.
Avoid Distractions : A great way of dealing with distractions is to remind yourself that they are the main reason why you will feel stressed out, overwhelmed and unproductive by the end of the week. Every time you say “No” to distractions you are moving one step closer to becoming a true master of your time.
Develop The Action Habit : Don’t be a man of
words but a man of actions, to be successful in life you have to start taking actions and not only talking about what you intend to do, take the risk, do what you need to do.
Be Patient : Success does not come overnight and it does not just happen, it takes time, it needs planning and being patient is very important in becoming successful.
Success is a process and you must love all the process involved, give back to the society and visualize your success.