*-- Corita Kent (1918 - 1986)
"The true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good."
*-- Ann Landers
"Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't."
*-- Richard Bach
People who are successful usually have common qualities that are attributed to their successful life. If you wish be one of those, you need to build on these strong point as well.
Goal or Vision
The 'guiding light' with in us. Vision or goal is our ability to imaginatively see our life plans in a way that is clear and comprehensively understood in our minds eye. One of the worlds greatest masters of vision is Muhammad Ali, his VISIONS OF VICTORY where so well formed that he could describe vividly round-by-round analysis of his fights months before they occurred, often stating in what round and how he would win. Theses publically promoted visions also became etched in the minds of his opponents, who subconsciously shared Alis vision which contributed to their own downfall.
The degree of passion or want to fulfill your visions, goals and successful lifestyle. Many great successful men have described their desire as a' burning' or 'pulsating' urge or an 'overriding hunger'. There are 6 steps that turn desire into success.
To become truly successful you have to posses a solid belief in yourself and your mastermind group. Faith has to be particularly strong as it is often the case that successful people are often ridiculed because their vision is not yet understood by others.
Have a Plan
Planning is vitally important in achieving whatever success you want to achieve. Effective planning involves definiteness of purpose, focus and attention to detail of short, medium and long term goals of your overall vision.
Persist Till The End
The ability to chase your dreams in the face of adversity when others would give up. A man who had incredible persistence was Thomas Edison, Edison conducted over 5000 experiments to get electricity to produce light. He kept going when others told him to stop saying that with every failure he was one step closer to success.
Learning From Failures
Many success stories are born from the ability to review mistakes, no matter how unpleasant they may be.
"A wise man learns from his mistakes, An even wiser man learns from others.''
It is important to have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge in the field you wish to pursue.
A realistic, positive attitude is enthusiastic, optimistic, up beat and can-do and open to every opportunity for getting the best out of every situation. Be careful not to wander into the territory of rose tinted glasses, maintain an accurate assessment of events with a focus on maximising opportunities.
This is the ability to 'sense' or 'feel' accurately the possibilities or probabilities for accomplishing a goal in all situations. This can occur in sudden flash moments of insight like the 'Eureka moment' or it can be a sudden deep down realisation that something will succeed.
Like Minded Group
A mastermind group is a group of individuals who make up your immediate personal and professional 'circle of advisors and influencers' who assist in the achievement of visions and goals.
Feel The Fear But Still Do It
It is often assumed that successful people have less fear than most people. In fact the opposite is true. The strength of successful people is in their ability to face fear, as a result they actively step out from their comfort zones to seek fear and tackle it square on, its the thrill of the unknown and overcoming it.
Love What You Do
This is expressed as a life consuming passion and enthusiasm, not only for the particular vision but its wider implications.
May you lead a successful life.