Many people living today never want to fail in life and in a desperate attempt, they try to find the true key to success. It is not by magic but a working process which you should not be ignorant about
In a hectic world of billions of people, everyone is striving for freedom, happiness, and the best of all, success. People search every corner to find the key to success.
The question here is; “is there any key to success?. Before I go any further, you may want to read my article explaining the 7 Steps to Success.
Today, I would like us to look into what constitutes success and how to go about it. In the morning, when you wake up from the bed, the first thing you think about would probably be about living a happy life.
In view of that, you need to up your game at your workplace, ensure proper relationships with people around you, work toward your lofty dreams, and ensure self-discipline.
Before I go any further, I want you to know that this world has seen great men of success. They all have something in common which happens to be the secret to success. From a broader perspective, we cannot conclude that there is one single thing which is the key to success.
You will surely read about many different views about what exactly opens the portal of success. And to be honest, the most important you could ever do is to:
1. Work hard
2. Be valuable
The second part is very essential so let me throw more light on it. You see, when you have something valuable to offer, you will get the attention of a lot of customers.
Don’t believe in the lies that putting in a lot of money in your business or startups will bring a lot of profits. No!. It doesn’t work like that. Why?. Because money doesn’t attract money or success. It is your value that attracts money or success. So offer the best part of everything you have. The real magnet of success is the quality of products or services you offer.
However, in my argument, I will propose what really should be the key to success. Billionaires such as Mark Cuban, Bill Gates Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and others have revealed that reading is one of the secrets to their successful lives. That’s quite amazing but I see it as just a portion of the whole story.
It takes a lot more of positive action to see the tremendous result in anyone’s life. You may need some inspiration to accomplish your lofty goals so I recommend reading these 35 success inspirational quotes.
A Quick Lesson From Multi-billion Dollar CEO Allan Mulally
In an attempt to address the most important thing to success, Allan Mulally gave a proper demonstration to his executive staff. Before I share this with you, let’s know who Allan is. He is the former Ford CEO.
In the year 2016, he delivered a speech to 4000 Ford employees and other associate workers/customers. Allan made his entire executive staffs stand on their feet and asked them to tell their customers that they love them. Initially, they were reluctant in delivering those simple words. Allan insisted they say that again and this time around they delivered it wholeheartedly.
This heart-touching message transformed the performance of Ford Motor Company. It brought a perfect kind of business relationship between the company and its customers.
The finance of Ford Company begun booming at a staggering rate. Not that alone. Allan Mullaly ranked 3rd in Fortune’s lists of World Greatest Leaders.
So, should we say “love” is the key to success?. Apparently, No. There are equally important factors that bring about success.
Finding The Real Key To Success
Success doesn’t just happen in anyone’s life. It takes time, hard work, and a lot of sacrifices. There is a that, “if it must be done; then it must be done well.”
In my opinion of determining what really is the key to success is not one, but hard work and perseverance. I see it as the backbone of every business enterprise or any successful person.
For sure, you have to plan, ensure a positive mindset, work hard, show love and self-discipline but if you ever give up, all your beautiful plans and hard work will fade out like smoke. It will be nonexistent.
The real key to success is nothing more than hard work and perseverance. You need to stand firm like a deep-rooted tree that withstands the strongest wind. Your resilience to failure, temptations, dept, losses, and all the negativities will yield a greater result of success.
“The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear” — Brain Tracy
Anyone who is an entrepreneur or a worker and fails to develop a strong desire to push his plans, ideas, and resources forward despite any challenge would certainly be a failure.
Let me tell you one simple truth. This world is not a good place for losers. If you really want to be successful, then be strong enough to say “Yes” to your Business plans even if the rest of the world says “No.”
Giving up to your dreams and hard work will be your greatest mistake so never give up only if you believe you have something better in you or in your business.
There is an old poem entitled “Try again.” A popular Poem from William Hickson. I read this poem when I was age 10. I do still remember the first stanza.
‘Tis a lesson you should heed,
If at first, you don’t succeed,
Try, try again;
Then your courage should appear,
For if you will persevere,
You will conquer, never fear
I believe the portion of this very poem has said it all. Yes!, perseverance is the key to success. If you doubt me, ask Thomas Edison. How he became a successful inventor of the light bulb.
He tried again and again 1000 times before he became successful. You may want to read more about Thomas Edison’s resilience to failure by this article entitled “How Failure Taught Edison To Repeatedly Innovate” by Forbes.
You belong to something greater in life. Play no small in your beautiful dreams and business.
You can be the best. You simply have to employ some of the essential factors to success ( hard work, self-discipline, love, etc.) and finally be immovable in all positive efforts. There, you will agree with me that perseverance is the key to success.