What you think and how you then act is the deciding factor that will help you discover the goal of success. These two attributes are important together with a set of consistent principles, which you follow through. Thoughts based on reason are a powerful catalyst to start any reaction, and once you set off, you will soon realize that courage is the simple virtue needed for a human being to traverse the rocky road.
Obstacles are natural, and they are a means to the source of acquiring wealth, as I am sure you will agree. Persistence, patience, and perseverance will have to be practiced religiously to reach the goal and to overcome the obstacles. Of course, that said, I would now like to point out the P’s that you should frown upon.
Do not procrastinate, do not pretend that you know it all and finally do not prolong your ‘venture(s)’. Be prepared to fight the stumbling blocks that may confront you, but pursue your goal and allow your potential willpower to predominate.
In any situation in life, it is unequivocally important to remain level-headed, despite all the ‘ups and the downs’ that we are likely to face. Remember life is dualistic by nature – the obverse and the reverse sides of the same coin to put it simply. I am compelled to add that though we know that the past is the cause and the present is the effect, it is self-evident that with time the present itself becomes the cause with reference to the future.
There is a very deep meaning embroiled in this syntax, and if you can relate this to success, then it can be said that if we intelligently live in the scientific self-discipline, we can become the architects of our own future.
The Basic Steps
The following guidelines will help you pave a wonderful path to your ultimate success.
The steps are very simple to implement in your daily life.
1. Do what you love and what you are good at.
2. Be prepared to learn and to be positive (motivation and enthusiasm).
3. Be an innovative individual.
4. Be prepared to invest not just money but your time, effort and resources, too.
I mentioned money – this does not mean that you have to invest a large sum to become a millionaire or wealthy.
5. You must be disciplined in having set goals and targets. Remember that persistence is the key to success.
6. You must be prepared to manage your time effectively.
7. As you evolve, learn to give back what you amass to society. I call this philanthropy.
You must have a solid vision – one in which you ‘see’ yourself having attained success. Great people of the past and present see to it that they reach this coveted position, by employing these basic steps.
However, notice in step 2 I deliberately used the word ‘learn’, and that too for a very good reason. Life is the greatest teacher, thus you must be willing to accept challenges all the time (using the power of discrimination) and thus, as a result, you must learn via its eternal principles the magnificent doctrine it has revealed with the passing of time. This means that you must act when the time is right.
Action is incredibly important and highlights success – the two are synonymous to be quite honest. To succeed, action is needed but the essential ingredient is how serious you are. Being too serious can ruin your business venture, so the point is to have FUN.
Any discipline will require organization and orderliness. You must as I mentioned in the introduction be prepared to listen to your inner voice as much as you possibly can. This means that rather than being too dependent on your family, friends and so on (not that this is bad) begin to have faith in your own capabilities.
Stand-alone and strive to learn and succeed. Often, failures may just result from instances where we have stopped exercising our own views, or we have become too dependent on others’. Success is not some secret that you have to search for or unearth in order to reach your destination; it is rather the understanding or the recognition factor that you develop with respect to what you really want in life. Intuition, courage, skills, knowledge, challenges, and opportunities are some of the concepts that determine the traits of people who enjoy wealth. Any task performed with the right spirit will give you victory. Mental attitude is what will give you success, but negative attitude, laziness and working unwillingly will result in failure.
Do not expect too much in too short a time, but your approach should be positive and execute your task with absolute perfection, paying particular attention to your long-term goal(s). This means that you approach your duty with concentrated energy and you execute your plans righteously. This should be your philosophy of life.
To begin a new venture, it vitally important that you realize the following, which I have to say is crucial. You have to appreciate the fact that to start a business you need to acquaint yourself with the term cash flow. Investment in the form of a capital is a requirement, but more importantly, it is the concept of viability of the business venture that matters most.