Chase after Success

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Success will pass you by if you don’t make a grab for it

The secret to success

Henry Ford, named ‘Businessman of the 20th Century’ by Fortune magazine in 1999, made an absolutely brilliant comment which I firmly believe contains the secret to create your own success. He said: “Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.”

Pause. Read those infinitely wise words again and ponder the profound message Mr. Ford, the incredible successful American industrialist and founder of the Ford Motor Company, delivered to the world.

Here follows some rules on how to create your own success.

Rule 1: Know what success means to you

You cannot chase after success if you don’t have a clear picture of what success is. People’s definitions of success differ. For some success means being a good husband or father and seeing to it that the kids have college funds. For others success means having a multi-billion dollar company and a fleet of hot wheels in the driveway. Be realistic and level-headed, and meditate long and hard on what real success actually means to you. Then go out and create your own success.

Rule 2: Know and love yourself

Identify your weaknesses and love yourself despite of it, and identify your strengths and love yourself because of it. Make peace with yourself. Look yourself in the eye and give yourself a good prep talk. You can and will be successful. Why? Because you have what it takes inside of you! Believe that you can do it. Anything is possible with positive thinking and hard work. Attitude is the driving force behind success.

Rule 3: Be hungry for success

Decide that you’re worthy of success and make a definite decision to go after it. Success will pass you by if you don’t consciously make a grab for it. Wishful thinking isn’t enough. You’ve to put some muscle behind it. You’ve to want success so badly that you’ll actually roll up your sleeves and start to create your own success.

Gurbaksh Chahal once said: “If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it – teach yourself to be impatient.” Why wait? Successful people are go-getters, not procrastinators. Never wait on success, chase after it!

Rule 4: Have a goal in mind

Success can only be achieved and measured ones you have specific goals in place. Setting goals will help you to put forward a clearly defined action plan as to what you’ll have to do in order to reach said goals.

Diana Scharf Hunt, best-selling author and time-management guru said: “Goals are dreams with deadlines.” Put your dreams / goals on paper. Work out a practical step-by-step plan as to how you’ll implement your dreams and then tackle step number one without further ado.

Rule 5: Never lose sight of a goal

Henry Ford also used to say: “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” Don’t be swamped by the here and now. Take a step back and have a look at the bigger picture. Remind yourself of what your goals are and stick to your plan. Don’t get side-tracked. Keep your eyes on the goal and work towards it.

Rule 6: Celebrate along the way

Remember, one climbs a ladder step-by-step. Make those steps as big or as small as you like, as long as you start climbing them immediately. Acknowledge each step taken as a goal reached. Pause for a moment to congratulate yourself on what you have accomplished and then steel yourself to take the next step.

Well, what are you waiting for? Go create your own success!


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