Why some people fail and others succeed can be baffling. Sometimes it may even seem unfair. If our desire to succeed is as strong as theirs, and if we have the added virtues of philosophical refinement and emotional sophistication, why are we not all doing better than they are?
What an incredible difference we could make! And what an inheritance we could leave to the next generation-a wealth of virtue, integrity, and substance with which to build a whole new world, and all because we cared enough to do something with our lives and to put our skills and talents to work.
Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted. Why does opportunity matter if success is innate? How do they earn it? The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity. Do you believe that opportunity provides a possibility of success, a probability of success, or that it’s trivial?
I hope this is coming together for you. I still want to go further though. People who believe success is innate see their opportunity as trivial. Of course, people don’t stay in one class their entire life. They Define Work Wrong/ The value of a man’s position is often determined by the number of people qualified to fill it. Why We just discussed two important terms: success and opportunity. In order to continue our discussion further, we must discuss another, “work.” “But success doesn’t always come from hard work!
They think failure is final. Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. But, hard work doesn’t always equal success. Some people work really hard but fail. They tried and didn’t succeed.” Failure is a key ingredient in success. Those who don’t achieve success most likely quit after their failure. Quitting, of course, is a choice.There are no shortcuts, statistically. The people who don’t make it let failure defeat them.
Success is a game of habits. In itself, “success” is a relative term and so its “achievement” is fully dependent upon the habits you put into place that moves you step by step toward the “end” you define for yourself. To be “successful,” it becomes a matter of the routine you put into place for yourself. Whenever you are looking outward, for example, it is very clear the difference between those who create positive daily habits for themselves versus the people who let life’s waves dictate their day-to-day.
Successful people plan ahead. Failure to prepare is the act of preparing to fail. Spend some time each night, and at the end of each week, reflecting on what it is you’ve accomplished already and what it is you want to “get done” next. And the next morning, you will be one step ahead.
Successful people do the hard stuff first. That’s because hard stuff is, well, “hard. But often times, what moves the needle lies in the unknown. Those who are successful at what they do know this. And instead of shying away from the challenge, they make themselves do these “hard tasks” first–before allowing themselves the luxury of the easy stuff.
They don’t want to make others feel bad, or they don’t want to sever current or potential friendships, or they don’t want to be excluded from future possibilities, or they don’t want to be looked down upon, etc.
Successful people are very conscious of how they spend their time. Successful people invest in themselves in terms of time and money. The majority of people don’t invest; they spend. They spend the money they earn. Successful people, on the other hand, invest.
Successful people surround themselves with other successful people. Your network is your net worth. The true value of having a network is not access to “things. Successful people study their craft. Unfortunately, there are situations that reward the fundamental metric of time, and people can climb the ladder of “success” by simply staying the course.
Successful people are accountable for their actions. Successful people believe in themselves. To be successful, this is a must. Believe in yourself. That’s where it all starts.