Do you want to demystified the topic of success and reach a breakthrough on how to be successful? Perfect! That is the reason for this article, and I’ll dive into it by taking your hand on the journey. Please, don’t be upset. I warned you.
Here they are:
1- Success is a journey, not a destination.
What comes to mind when someone talks about a journey or a destination? New technologies offer so many opportunities to travel all across the world while staying home. So you don’t have to take a physical means of transportation (plane, train bus, boat…) to travel. What an amazing thing to be just a click away!
A journey is an act or instance of traveling from one place to another. On the other hand, a destination is the act of appointing or setting aside a location for a purpose (Merriam-Webster: www.merriam-webster.com). Consequently, your attitude is supposed to reflect the idea that success is a journey so that you can keep moving on while improving yourself each day in your field. Most importantly, with such an attitude—take it as a journey—you don’t have to be in a hurry anymore. You can take your time to enjoy every second, minute, and day to work passionately.
2- Success requires at least 4 Ps.
In my book, The 4 Ps, that will be available pretty soon for purchase in print and digital formats, I illustrate and demonstrate the fact that there’s no success without at least 4 Ps. Most importantly, I teach you the process of how you can experience success in your field regardless of your past or present situation.
3- Success and happiness are in the same box.
If you think there is one place for success and another one for happiness, you may never be successful or happy. You’re creating too much work for yourself. I’m serious, and pay attention please: you don’t need to have the world at your feet to be happy. Your happiness is, for the most part, a question of your state of mind. For this purpose, you must decide to be happy, and despite everything you’ll find a way to stay that way.
4- Success and successful can be in two boxes.
What happens when you succeed at doing something? You’re happy; it’s a common reaction. After reaching a milestone, you have a pretext to express your joy with your social circle. But being successful in the long run can ask for more than that. Let me explain: a simple completed task isn’t enough to make you as successful as you want. Reaching a milestone and accomplishing a goal are in themselves an element of long-term success. On the other hand, being successful, regardless of all the other considerations you’ve heard, is really how you relate what you achieve with the rest of the world.
5- Success starts with a simple idea work over and over.
I bet you can’t find an example of something that doesn’t start with an idea. So far, it can be one of your greatest challenges. The lesson is that all that exists has a beginning, and most of the time there’s an idea behind this. You may not be the initiator of a project, but there’s someone else with an idea behind such decisions. Success requires a plan, a purpose, an assessment, a control, and the necessary time. It’s a whole process, and don’t be discouraged to do it over and over. What’s so sad is the fact that so many people fail to take their time to complete the required process.
Don’t take it as a sprint, take it as a marathon.
6- Success is freedom, not slavery.
One day someone said, “Do what you love, and you’ll never work a single day.” The truth about this quote is that it’s better to do what you’re passionate about than to act under constraints. There’s no happiness in doing what you hate or dislike. Do you remember the last time you did something just to please someone or to save a situation? How was it? Did you feel happy?
Now, you have an idea of what I’m talking about.
7- Success comes overnight but not after a night.
Achieving something valuable requires time and consistency. Don’t lure yourself into any nonsense about quick scheme results. In my book, The 4 Ps, I develop and demonstrate strategies that you can easily implement in your life to achieve something you care about.
A fact: Most of time what you plan to do rarely rolls out the way you have expected.
8- Success involves uniqueness.
How can you compete with big names and well-established brands? If I had to give you a piece of advice on this point, it would be said in one sentence: Don’t be their carbon copies. It’s a deadly strategy for the survival of your business. Simply mimicking and being a false reproduction of a bigger business in your market segment will not work. Bear in mind that those big companies spend a lot of money and are ready to continue to do so to stay on the top.
In short, you need to be distinctive while you offer a top quality service or products to your niche.
9- Success is not an accident.
Depending on the situation, you can apply the trial and error process to have a clearer idea on how to make something happen. That’s okay! But can you do this all the time and expect to get significant result? It’s very doubtful. If you proceed in such a way, you’re acting with no plan and only rely on your luckiness to continue progress. There’s no need to say it, but you’ll almost always fail. And it’s the last thing that I expect from you.
Change your approach, please.
10- Your idea, please!
The last “must know” about success is the most important of all of them. Do you know why? Stay with me, I can fill out hundreds of pages with my advice and recommendations, yet they may not serve for too much if the person they are addressed to doesn’t feel concerned. When you feel concern, you have to go further than the reading of this article. You have to take action.
Now, tell the world your point and what you think.
The 10 Necessary Truths About Success by Danel Homméus