Original publication date: September 08, 2016
What is success?
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill
Success means different things to different people. Success in life could imply more time for family and friends, or being able to work anywhere, anytime, by being your own boss and not having to be controlled by institutions anymore.
Success in life could also imply to get a better health, being able to live longer, but also being able to help other people in desperate need. Life success could mean that you become a better human being and a recognized person that gets fairly rewarded for ideas and achievements.
It can also imply to having a close family, raise happy children and having a wealth of wisdom, assets and advice to upcoming generations. You will be remembered as a true spouse and amazing parent.
Success in business could improve shareholder value, and ensure happier clients and employees, as well as, a better world as a result of good deeds by the corporation.
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to burn their ships and cut all sources of retreat (Hill, 2009).
We learn about successful people only after they become successful. But this creates a false impression because, we fail to see how many years they worked hard behind the scenes to get where they are. Henry Ford, a poor and uneducated man, dreamed of a horseless carriage while Thomas Edison dreamed of a lamp operated by electricity.
Thomas Edison had 10,000 failures on his table before succeeding!!! What if he quit the 9999 time? Beethoven was deaf and Milton blind, but their names will never be forgotten due to a fire of hope, faith, courage and tolerance.
Your greatest weakness is your lack of confidence, and this can be destroyed by jealous people, non-intelligent people or people feeling threatened by your superior intelligence and capacity to connect with the upper ladder of a corporation or society.
Anthony Robbins mentions that success in life is to continually grow emotionally, socially, spiritually, physiologically, intellectually, and financially, while contributing in some positive way to others. I and my business partners agree with this statement 100%.
How to achieve success?
The number one question to ask yourself in any given business would be to ask how you can add value to individuals and institutions. With provided value, rewards will follow sooner or later.
My favorite life coach Anthony Robbins, who has helped thousands of recognized people such as George Bush, Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev and Princess Diana., often speaks about finding role models who have already achieved success in a certain area that you would like to achieve in life. Find out what actions they took and how they used their brain and body to produce the results you desire to duplicate.
According to Anthony Robbins, the most successful people in the world have a common thread. They would not be denied or accept no for an answer. Also, they would not allow anything to stop them from making their vision and goal a reality.
Walt Disney was turned down 302 times before he received financing for his dream to create the happiest place on earth. What if he had given up after 300 times of failure?
To be successful, you have to define what it means for yourself. You have to come up with a success strategy that will serve as your guide and help you to clarify what is important to you. Once you know what your goal is, you can start taking action in order to make it happen.
Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” The more vividly and accurately you imagine your success, the easier it will be for the rest of yourself to follow through. You have to mentally paint the picture of yourself achieving your results.
Post paintings on your wall at home to remind you every day of your goals and dreams. Your state of mind must believe, not just wish, or hope in order to succeed. You will start to hear inner voices talking to you and pushing you to achieve success.
80% of your success is psychology and 20% are the tools you use to make it happen and success attracts success! You have to change your mentality, psychology, focus, and spend time with other successful people.
By constantly setting goals, in life, such as your health, relationships, finances and knowledge growth, with SMART objectives, you are on a good path to success.
According to Napoleon Hill, success can be boiled down to four elements, namely: desire, faith, plans, and persistence. And remember one of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat (Hill, 2009).
By Anthony Eric
I’m Anthony Eric, and I have been working and studying in 7 different countries including England, Sweden, Germany, China, Vietnam, Cyprus and Ireland, and I speak 3 languages fluently.
I work in far east Asia with education and people development which includes but not limited to education consultation, education management, lecturing, English teaching and professional business training.
This was preceded by previous position of Director at Concordia international school, and lecturer universities in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city) and various mid-level positions for SMEs and large enterprises in Europe.
My near-term plans include to continue and help as many underprivileged kids as possible by coordinating digital crowd funding on peopledevelopmentltd.com/charity.
I’m writing on my second e-book: 395 days in Saigon; this will be released at the end of 2018. My first e-book about leadership and project management success was released in 2016, and is available at the price of 5 USD on amazon.com and amazon.co.uk -> LINK.
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