Reading through some lessons today and trying to scribble down some lessons to share. I found out, some secrets to leading a successful life.
Success is the ability to do “the best” of what you can. This therefore means, success has no universal definition Because what you consider success to another might be mistaken for a failure. In other words, whatever you do and feel fulfilled doing it! That’s success to you. Don’t let others define your lines of success.
I have read one, and one too many books on success in business and I see a repetition of some core values anyone wishing to succeed should posses. They are:
- setting realistic goals
- Willingness yo increase in knowledge
- Finance management etcetc
All these and more are very important factors that when appropriately practised will lead to one succeeding.
Nonetheless, causes of success I have learnt, are self generated. Positive actions in whatever thing we do leads us to sucess. Success is being fulfilled and feeling fulfilled in whatever thing we do.
Success is not measured by the size of your acts. It is by the complete involvement of oneself into it to attain a desired outcome. Swami Sivananda once said, putting your heart, mind and soul into even your smallest acts is the secret to success.
What interests me is the word “smallest acts”. This means success is not only implemented on what we often call “great acts”. Top notch business men and women learnt this principle. They never despised the days of their little beginnings.
Businesses do not just turn out big. They follow the law of progressive growth. If we need a successful business, we need to focus on the foundation. To give in our all even when others think its not worth it.