Why there are no ... to Success. One of the most popular phrases online is "the secrets to success" ... I am getting sick and tired of hearing it and hope it goes the way of the word "guru
Why there are no "secrets" to Success.
One of the most popular phrases online is "the secrets to success" Actually, I am getting sick and tired of hearing it and hope it goes the way of the word "guru/s), which seems to be dwindling, daily.
There surely can be secret ingredients, as when formulating a product, or there might even be patented processes in manufacturing an item. However, success is not that hard to figure out. It is not patentable and it is NOT a secret.
In a free society, such as ours is, almost everyone has the potential to realize their definition of success. Successful people, either copy a product/service/idea, that is already working or, create one of their own.
That's it! No secret, we all know that by now.
As a society, we are too quick, in my opinion, to hand over our own intrinsic potential for greatness to others.
We are too quick to tell ourselves that we cannot attain the greatness we so admire in others, without acknowledging the possibilty that if we applied ourselves and made the sacrifices that they did,we ourselves could be just as celebrated, as an Oprah or a Bill Gates.
What successful people DO, is what makes them a success! Not some hidden hard to discover secret.
Here is what successful people tell us that they do.
1.They make a decision as to what they want to accomplish, make a plan, set goals.
2.They learn from and associate with others who are succssfully doing what they themselves want to do.
3.They focus on one project/program/idea at a time.
4.They are aware that sacrifices will have be made and keep a watchful eye on how they spend their time.
5.Successful people have the same sense of fear of failure that we all experience, especially when attemting new challenges. But they know and believe that you can "get there from here". As a matter of fact that is the only way to progress to fullfilling goals.
6.They are willing to give help when they can and give thanks and appreciation to those who have helped them.
7. Probably the most important character of the successful person is that thay do NOT give up. They fail, surely, but that is not the same as giving up. Is it?
Success, then is not a "secret" but an attitude and we know that those can be learned.
Helen Keller said: "One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar."