Hidden Secrets of Success:
We all know that success is not just a matter of fluke and luck. It takes consistent effort and perseverance in order to succeed at anything. More than anything else, success is a science. It is a precise science of understand you, your life and everything else happening in it accurately. If success is a precise science, then what are some of the hidden secrets of success?
Apart from all the obvious things one has to do in order to succeed, there are a few less known but very important aspects to succeeding. Here are some of them:
a) Success is defined by you and you alone. The way you define your success actually determines your level of success. You can fail even before you succeed just by the way you define your success. Knowing how to precisely define your success at every step of the journey is extremely important if you have to succeed.
b) Knowing your strengths and weaknesses. This might be an obvious one, but very people actually understanding the meaning of knowing your strengths and weaknesses. It is not as simple as listing a few points on your resume. To really know your strengths and weaknesses, you have to systematically test yourself. The results of that testing has to be diligently applied to every aspect of your life. If you don’t know your strengths and weaknesses, you are bound to struggle.
c) Application of rational thinking. This again sounds obvious but very few people can truly appreciate the value of rational thinking. Most of the time we are very superstitious in our approach. As the word itself suggests, “superstitious” means a superficial understanding of things, lacking real depth and meaning. Rational thinking is all about going as deep as you can in order to find solutions for your obstacles of success.
d) Self-control and discipline. Success requires consistent effort. Just by accident you might succeed once in a while, but if you have to succeed in life, you need great consistency. Self-control and discipline is the only way to remain consistent with your effort. Without self-control and discipline, you will constantly and easily be distracted from your goals.