“Success is a public affair. Failure is a private funeral” said Lord Russel. Similarly, there are so many great sayings about success. But how to be successful anywhere, everywhere?
Success has numerous roots, like courage, patience, challenge, solution to all problems, self-motivation, stubbornness, the grit and resilience to fight back, analyzing the reason for failures and correcting ourselves. Many great achievers were once failures! It is their relentless efforts, determination and the fighting spirit that opened the door to success in the end.
A closer look at failures indicates that there lies a problem. Some we can solve, and some we can’t. It may be an exam, interview, sports, any competition, or even a love affair, too. Duke Ellington said, “A problem is a chance for you to do your best.”
Courage: It is not the physical strength, but mental strength that counts. “Physical bravery is animal instinct: moral bravery is a much higher and true courage,” said Philips. So, develop will-power and keep going ahead, unmindful of small failures.
Patience: This adds glory when one stays self composed and approached a task with a vision and mission. If it is possible it will be done; if it is impossible, it can be done.
Challenge: George S Patton Jr. former American Army General quoted, “Accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.” There is no great pleasure in doing what is possible by anyone. Analyze how to approach a complex situation, taking into consideration the pros and corns. Develop a foolproof system.
Problem: Every problem has a solution, provided we carefully analyze our own weaknesses and correct ourselves. Take Newton’s law of motions. It is about friction. Because there is friction we are able to walk steadily, or otherwise we would slip and fall down. Thus, it helps us all, doesn’t it? To find a solution one need not brood over it. If the problem is rather tricky, experts say, to postpone it. Few days later, it would not be as tough as it was.
Self-motivation is necessary. This, in the optimistic jargon is, hope! Brace yourself when facing a disappointment. And fight back all odds. Never let yourself be cowed down. Forbes had quoted, “Failure is success if we learn from it.” Keep saying, “I can do it.” This begets thumping victory for you
Stubbornness: The more hurdles you face, the more seasoned man you will become.
Unless you have this built-in quality, even God’s help will be useless. Never deviate a degree from your stubbornness even if people around make fun of you.
Grit and resilience: “It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it,” pointed out Douglas Mac Arthur, the legendary war hero and the former General of US Army. Anyone can induce grit and resilience. But sticking to this unique quality depends on the person involved.
It is your tough and tireless work that tops you and nothing else.