Success stands for the attainment of objectives. It can be wealth, recognition, family happiness, or peace of mind. It can be a job done well.
Success is measured by how we are doing compared to what we are capable of doing. A painter cannot become a great leader or a singer a scientist.
“Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal.” Earl Nightingale
Success is an ongoing process and not an end. Once a particular goal has been achieved we fix the next one.
No one else can make you successful. This is purely personal or internal.
Worthy goals give you a sense of direction and purpose. Others give you tension and worry
Happiness can be a goal too.You are blessed so many things which millions do not have.
You have perfect eyesight, hearing, power of speech and so on. There are millions of blind, deaf, mute and crippled people in the world.
Success involves a lot of planning, thinking, and running after. It will require a lot of hard work, fighting back adversities and persistence. Nobody can hand down ‘successes’ on a platter to anyone. Success is hard earned some way or other.
That is why when you are successful you are happy too.
Now what are the resources we need to succeed?
Influential Family background?
Will and determination?
A lot of research has gone into the subject of success and failure. The stories of all successful people are before us. When we study them we can glean out the necessary resources required for success.
The richest like,
All started their lives from zero. They were born into ordinary families and they all have propelled their way up all by themselves.
There is nothing special about the birth and early childhood days of great thinkers like Aristotle, Socrates, Immanuel Kant, Nietzsche, Shakespeare, Kalidasa, or anyone like that. Milton was blind, many of them were poor and sick most of the time.
Of the greatest orators of the world, Demosthenes suffered from stammering. He overcame this crippling disability by persistent efforts to become, perhaps, the greatest orator ever lived.
The great painters like Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Picasso and all had only one thing in common.
Their focused attention on what they did.
Beethoven, the great composer was deaf.
It may be true that some of the great actors had good looks. But the greatest ones did not bank on looks to achieve what they did.
The winner of a race is faster by a small fraction but the rewords are many times greater.
All successful people struggle very hard. Nothing worthwhile comes without a struggle.
Success is measured by how many times we bounce back when we fall down. Remember every success story is also a story of great failure.
Lincoln failed in everything he attempted except in one: in the American presidential election.
Further, the successful ones may not always be doing great things; they may be doing most of the time small things in a great way.
All successful people have great desires to come up in life. Demosthenes, who suffered frm stammering, wanted to become a great orator. Wilma Rudolf dreamt of becoming the world champion with her polio affected legs.
They are all committed to their work or goal or aim, totally so. Integrity and accurate knowledge are the pillars on which they build up their commitment.
How do we go up?
WE ALL WANT TO WIN. BUT VERY FEW OF US ARE PREPARED TO PAY THE PRICE TO WIN. THOSE WHO CHOSE TO DRIFT AND BECOME EASY-GOING WILL NEVER REACH ANYWHERE.
Michelangelo once said, “If people knew how hard I had to work to gain mastery, it wouldn’t seem wonderful at all.”
Success is not something that you get just like that. It takes a lot of thinking, planning, and hard work. It is not luck or good fortune. The harder one works the luckier he gets.
What portion of your energy and ability will you put to succeed?
Well, those who are contended with what they have spend less than 25% of their energy.
Those who put in around 80%are super successes.
There is no magic wand for success. Success comes to the hard-thinkers; never to the idlers. Normally ordinary people make use of only about 10-12% of their intellectual capacity and successful ones like Albert Einstein about 25%.
Once your thoughts are properly oriented and your desires are intensified, effort automatically comes and it does the rest.