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The Keys to Success

Aug 18, 2007
For years people have been researching on what it takes to be successful. Entrepreneurs, Businessmen, Politicians, Actors and even a common man.. all of us just want to know the guaranteed formula which can make us successful. But how many of us really become successful? What is the winning streak which differentiates between the "unsuccessful" and the "successful" people. Well, to tell you the truth, there's no assured way of becoming successful. But there are few factors which play a major role in the lives of successful people who've created a niche for themselves in this world. These factors collectively help you in the achievement of your dreams. I've listed them here so that you can understand how they govern your success.

"Meaning of success: To achieve success, you must know what is success. Don't get baffled by the numerous definitions and ideologies on success you get as a result of typing "Meaning of success" on Google. What counts is: What you think about success? What's the meaning of success in your eyes? Who according to you are successful people?

"Passion: Passion is a desire, a strong feeling or emotion you feel for someone or something. It is the force which drives you to achieve something. Unless and until you have passion for what you are doing, you can never reach your goal. Passion can make a person work day and night towards the achievement of his aspirations. So, its really crucial to have passion for what you do, no matter how small or insignificant the work.

"Goal Setting: There's a very famous saying which goes: "The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.". To be successful, its very important to understand what do u want to achieve. For this you have to be very sure what the true meaning of success for you is. Once you know what success implies to you, you can decide on your goals. Be very careful while setting your goals. You should clearly state what you want to do. What are your short and long-term goals. Once you are done with your goal setting, you can chalk out a plan on how to reach your goals.

"Hard work: Success comes before work only at one place: The Dictionary. Merely outlining your goals and planning to achieve them does not ensure that you'll taste success. If you just plan and keep waiting for success to happen to you, you'll have to be ready for a lot of disappointment. You have to work hard to achieve what you want to. You have to put loads of hard work and sincerely in order to reap the golden fruit of success. Hard work is the price you pay for success.

"Perseverance: The word perseverance means Persistent determination. Perseverance is doing something again and again without letting the result affect you. If you put in a lot of effort to do something and it doesn't work, what would you do? You would either get disheartened and quit or you would try and understand what went wrong with your plan and with the experience and rejuvenated zeal, start working again. The second approach, my friend is the key to success. Don't let failures affect you. Learn from them and continue working. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

"A positive attitude: The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible. A positive attitude appeases your inner self, improves your relationships with others and makes you happier. Trust me, it is your attitude which decides your altitude. So, be super positive in everything you do! Don't even let negative thoughts creep in your mind.

Success is not a matter of chance. A little bit of innovation, combined with the above mentioned factors will guide you to success. Success won't come to you till you understand the meaning of success. So, gear up, comprehend your meaning of success, develop passion for your work, work on your goal setting, put in all your efforts sincerely, don't get scared by the pitfalls and always have a positive outlook. In no time, you'll discover that success is standing at your doorsteps to hug u!
About the Author
Stephen C Campbell (Business Consultant, Master NLP Practitioner) has published more information on discovering the secrets to living a truly prosperous life at
http://www.handbookfortheambitious.com/
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