Can luck make one successful? Maybe. But you are truly successful because of one or a mix of these; effective use of your time, smartness in handling responsibilities and rightly positioning yourself in the right place with the right people. But being successful is not enough. It has to be passionately maintained. This can only be done through hard work–ethic – the ladder through which you got there in the first place. That is the one variable you can control.
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A lot of people are not working up to 100% of their capacity. When you have decided on what you want to do, give it your best. Work hard to do it right. I’m sure you don’t want to be that person five (5) years from now who will be known for nothing, because you have refused to find you, your true passion and your place of primary assignment in life. Some readers of this article, if not careful, may just end up as one of these people.
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But did you know that time is as cruel as a hungry lion? It definitely does not respect your inertia or pointless living.
When I talk to people who are about going into business (which I often do), I tell them to look right at their immediate environment, to get inspired by people who are successful in their chosen endeavours. These successful people are those who have dedicated their all into that worthwhile venture.
What is worth doing is worth doing well because hard work sure yields success. By hard work, I mean working smart and adding value to others, as the average person will never part with their money or resources if they know you are not adding any value to them.
It is true that some species of human don’t have a brain that can think up ideas. Sounds like a joke, right? You can laugh over this if you must! But others do have a brain that generates ideas.
While some people believe in sharing their ideas with others, some are marvelously stingy with theirs ; they do not share them with others. Such people might have grown up with the deadly notion that sharing their ideas with people might cause them (the ideas) to be stolen or even tagged bad. Whatever their reasons might be, ideas hoarding doesn’t help the person who hoards either. It only shuts further refining and referral of the potentials, embedded in an idea.
Sharing your ideas, not just with anyone, but with perceived and proven resourceful persons is a good habit. Clap! Do you know why? You are pregnant with potentials. But potentials not sharpen and birthed at the right time have a very high risk of premature death! Finding the right people to discuss the ideas with is like being in a labour room having the right combination of expatriates – doctors, nurses and what have you. Delivery is close to certain. At delivery they clean up the baby, wrapped and then brought to the mother. This is called Idea refining!
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Also, being in the labour room commits the medical team on duty to help you deliver your baby (your seed). And for you, you need to push hard, not minding the pains of the moment, despite the fact that helpers surround you. That shows integrity, seriousness and hard work on your part!
The things we do in the past have a subtle way of creeping into our future, unannounced! Hence it is needful to understand that no acquired knowledge or experiences are a trash. They are invaluable assets : I have come to know this by experience! I’m sure you have something to say about this, too. Don’t you?
Purposes are, and should be established after multiple counsels. I bet you are not as all-knowing as you think you are. And you are definitely not and will never be! Only God is. Control how you work. Dedicate your time to things that matter most to you. The more time you give to a thing, the better you will be at doing it.
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Don’t sit back. Go to work. Inculcate this rule.
You don’t want to miss the next golden rule to becoming a successful entrepreneur; “Understanding The 5-steps Sales Process That Will Help You Sell To Anyone”.
Till I come your way, stay focused.