|“The risks you terror to take grips the gold you seek”- Maximilian Kikwembe, Swahili Apologist
BELIEVE, BEGIN & BECOME: Anatomy of Triumphant Success is an upshot of personal experience over life, most especially the rough and tough times which moulded my whole vision and focus on life. I have found that it is more significant and generous to write this article which will at least enrich you somehow in different aspects in life.
The fact that you are reading this article is a profoundly proof that you are not only eager to conquer success, but you are also ready to work hard and achieve your goals. This article will surely provide something essential and useful in your journey to success. Indeed, it will acutely change the ordinary way of looking at things into an extraordinary way of beholding and handling things. Briefly, let me expound to you how to get the best out of this article.
Do you want to be successful? The problem for most people who admire to be successful is not that they cannot attain success. The central obstacle for them is that they misunderstand the orbit of success. They do not have the right perception about it. Indeed, one of the most common mistakes is thinking that success is due to some great people, or something which we do not possess.
What is success? What does it look like? Most people have a vague icon of what it means to be a successful person that looks something like this: The wealth of Aliko Dangote, the leadership spirit of John Joseph Pombe Magufuli, the intelligence of Julius Nyerere, the athletic ability of Mbwana Samatta, the business prowess of Said Salim Bakhresa, the social grace and poise of Thomas Sankara, the music talent of Diamond Platnumz, and the golden heart of Nelson Mandela.
That sounds absurd, but it is closer to the truth than we would like to accept and admit. Many of us pinpoint Success as looking like someone other than who we are. In fact, that is the wrong way to think about it. If you tried to become just like even one of these other people, you would not be successful. You would be spending your lifetime imitating other people’s way of life, and you would eliminate the possibility of becoming the person you were meant and destined to be.
Our goals, objectives, and trajectories must be based strictly on our own desires, not those of others. Some people discover that assisting others makes them the happiest, and success to them mimics a life given to others. Some people understand that creating a company or a product makes them happy. Some people choose solitude, while others favor continual activity. What makes me happy does not make someone else happy, and vice versa. This is a simple yet profound reality. I doubt that my idea of success parallels yours, and that is exactly how it ought to be. We will experience frustration and ultimately a tremendous sense of failure if we do not elucidate success for ourselves and instead try to follow someone else’s path. Bruce Lee says, “Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself; do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”
The path to success begins by asking yourself, what makes me happy? It is also crucial to realize that we are already successful in a variety of ways. We will never be contented if we think of ourselves as failures until we accomplish some certain ambitions or goals. We must credit everything we have already done. Ask yourself:
- Where have I already seen success in my life?
- How can I continue building on that success?
- What lessons have I learned from those successes?
- What have I learned about myself from those areas?
Success is both an endpoint and a journey. We might declare anything to be successful when we accomplish specific milestones. But we go further than that. We aspire for more and better odds by pushing ourselves higher and harder. The secret of success is being bold, consistent and determined action. However, how can we choose our way? What measures do we take to finally succeed? We must be able to definitely answer several laser-specific questions:
- What truly matters to me?
- What are the things that set me on fire with passion?
- What do I want to make of my life?
- What lifestyle do I want to achieve?
- Who do I want to be?
- What do I want people to say about me after I die?
To accomplish success, you must undertake smart preparation, make significant sacrifices, and remain unwaveringly focused on achieving your goal. Success is rarely obtained without a deliberate and committed effort. Smart preparation involves identifying and implementing the most effective strategies to achieve the desired outcome. Sacrifices may necessitate relinquishing leisure time, sleep or socializing in order to make progress towards the goal. By exhibiting a persistent and unyielding focus on the end objective, you can remain motivated and remain on track towards success. By consistently adhering to these principles, you can optimize your likelihood of achieving your objectives and rising to the pinnacle of success.
It is essential that you continue to find joy in life after obtaining success. One method to accomplish this is to share your achievement with others and leave a positive mark on the world. This can include using one’s prosperity to benefit others, such as through charitable work or volunteering. You might find a deeper sense of purpose and fulfillment by making a difference in the world. Also, having great relationships with people can bring happiness into one’s life. Kindness, compassion, and generosity can help to establish these relationships. Eventually, success entails leveraging one’s achievements to improve the world and leave a positive legacy.
#This content is extracted from my book titled BELIEVE, BEGIN & BECOME: Anatomy of Triumphant Success