November 16, 2018
A Journey Towards Success
Henry Ford once said, “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again. This time more intelligently.” Success is something many people strive for, whether it’s in your personal life or in business. There are a few guidelines you can follow in order to insure a healthy pathway into success.
Be fearless. Life is all about taking risks and when venturing success, being scared will only hold you back. The path will not be smooth and easy, so you have to be prepared for anything and everything. Stay positive and always keep going regardless of your fears. It’s all about taking chances.
Understand finance. If you are willing to make your own business, or just want to be successful in the company you work in, you need to at least know how to maintain your income. If you have the opportunity to build assets, or the “know how” to teach yourself, then invest some of your income in assets. You will need them eventually. The world is your limit, but the money isn’t. Make sure it is money well spent, and that you are not being scammed. Know your legal rights by heart to avoid any misconduct.
Grow as a leader. Make an impact in people’s lives. There are two types of leaders. The leaders who consider themselves superior to others by bossing people around, and the leaders who equally work with their colleagues to ensure the best working standards. Using your words smartly in such cases is very helpful. For example, “go fix your problems,” as opposed to “lets figure out how we can fix the problems.” In the first phrase, you showed your colleague no interest in them, you bossed them to fix their problems, and you kind of sounded mean. However, in the second phrase, you showed your colleague that you’re here for them, that you care enough to help them and that there is obviously an issue that should be resolved. This is called smart wording and it is the core in maintaining good leadership skills.
Make use of everything and everyone around you. People you meet on your way to success are people you want to keep around. Building a big base of contacts and resources will never go to waste. Always keep in mind, “the more the merrier.” In addition to using your leverage, having the right attitude is key to landing success. For example, being pessimistic about your goals, or the people you are working with to reach a goal, will only lead you to demotivation. Keep in mind that with success comes the ability to influence others. If you don’t have the right attitude towards your work and environment, then your surroundings wont have the right attitude either. Whether you like it or not, you will become an influencer, so use that power to make better and more optimistic people.
Stay true to yourself and to your surroundings. Coping with your environment and keeping up with your peers is not rocket science. Keep track of your achievements, because being aware of your self-growth will help you pinpoint what you really need to work on. Step out of your comfort zone and show the world what you are truly capable of achieving. Who knows, you might end up surprising no other than yourself.