WHAT IS SUCCESS?
A lot of research has been done on the subject of success and failure. The secrets of success can be learnt from the life histories of successful people. Successful people have certain qualities in common no matter which period of history they lived in, and no matter what their fields of endeavor.
Success leaves clues. If we identify and adopt the qualities of successful people, we too shall be successful. Similarly, there are characteristics common to people who aren’t successful. If we avoid those characteristics, then we shall not be failures. Success is no mystery. It is simply the result of consistently applying some basic principles. The reverse is just as true: Failure is simply a result of making a few mistakes repeatedly. This might sound too simplistic but the fact is the most truths are very simple.
HOW DO WE DEFINE SUCCESS?
What makes a person successful? How do we recognize success? To some people, success might mean wealth. To others, it is recognition, good health, good family, happiness, satisfaction and peace of mind. What this really tells us is that success is subjective. Success means different things to different people. The definition that i feel best summarizes “success” is success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal. “Progressive” means that success is a journey, not a destination. We never arrive. After we reach one goal, we go on to the next and the next so on. “REALIZATION” means it is an experience. Outside forces cannot make me feel successful. I have to feel it within myself. It is internal not external. That is why what often appears as success externally may be total hollowness within.
SOME OBSTACLES TO SUCCESS (REAL OR IMAGINED)
- Fear of failure/ success; lack of self-esteem.
- No plan
- Lack of formalized goals
- Life changes
- Family responsibilities
- Financial security issues
- Lack of focus, being muddled
- Giving up vision for promise of money
- Doing too much alone
- Over commitment
- Lack of commitment
- Lack of training
- Lack of persistence
- Lack of priorities
QUALITIES THAT MAKE A PERSON SUCCESSFUL.
- Hard work
- Positive Believing
- Give more than you get
- The power of persistence
- Pride of performance
- Be willing to be a student- Get a Mentor
Do you have what it takes to be successful?
Do all of us have the qualities for success? Some people feel they don’t. They stay mediocre and fail. But it doesn’t have to be that way. All of us possess each of the ten qualities listed above. The qualities may not be developed to the level that you want them to be, but they are there. We may not know that they are there, but when we find out, our performance will change. This is like having a million dollars buried in your back yard and not knowing about it. You wouldn’t be able to use it. But the moment you find out, your thinking and behavior will change. We all have hidden treasures. All we need to do is bring them to the surface and use them.
This blog is authored by J.MARTIN JEEVA ANAND- ENVIRO CLUB.