How to be successful in your life. This is a million-dollar question everyone wants an answer for.
“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” – Ray Goforth
The anatomy of being successful can be debugged into the following five factors.
Vision is the first and foremost important attribute to success. If you can not foresee what you want to thrive for, forget success. Vision refers to the “desire” of achieving something, seeing the bigger picture, and yes your objective.
President Reagan said after winning his second term “I have a vision, a vision of driving US economy at a fast forward pace in the next four years and every morning when I arrive at my desk, I remind myself that I have to invest my time and efforts in achieving the vision”.
Identifying a vision and working constantly on it means you have control of the ship of your destiny. Without vision, a plan is worthless and one get’s driven by external forces that move you away from achieving the goals.
Committing to something means, you are sincere and therefore unstoppable. Those who are committed to their tasks in pursuit of their vision are the ones who touch the finish line of success. A commitment is a promise to yourself, it means – I am going to hang in there and pass whatever the storm may come because I want to be successful.
“Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.” – Thomas J. Watson
Be yourself; everyone else is taken. If you do not project yourself as who you are, the chances of success are dim. Being original and genuine is the guaranteed recipe for success. Those who live in a fool’s paradise and wear un-original personalities (inspired by their heroes) fall backward sooner or later. The key is, Be yourself, Be original, and Be the best.
“Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” – Chris Grosser
Trust holds a fundamental key in our relationships. Those who can not honor their words fail anyway in their life. If you commit to something and give a word, stick to that. Once integrity is compromised in any relationship, it depicts un-sincerity to your commitment. The key attributes to integrity are, respecting your words, commitment, and above all respecting yourself.
“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Competition is healthy. If you are afraid of the challenges and competing with others – you just can not climb up the ladder
“You are as big as you challenge yourself” – Imran Khan (A Cricketer turned Politician)
No one has achieved anything in their life without tough competition and standing up to the challenge. Competition demands hard work and commitment to your vision.
If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn
Test these 5 keys on yourself. Trust me, you won’t regret anything in your life.