Every single being in this world is passionate about success. Everyone wants to be successful in their lives. But for many people, success is of paramount importance. What’s more, they will give up everything to achieve it, which is often the cost of admission. Here are few success tips that you need to memorize.
The goal of maintaining and moving beyond success is nearly impossible for most of the people. Hence Greg McKeown, the author of “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” questions, Why don’t successful people and organizations automatically become very successful?. McKeown’s answer is precise; Success is a catalyst for failure.
When you are not in the spotlight and no one knows you, mistakes and failures are often justified because no one notices and no one cares. But when you are visible and in the spotlight, everyone desires your failure and the overwhelming external pressure overpowers you to become successful in the first place.
That is why it is said that the sustainability of success is even harder and tougher than achieving it in the first place. Very few success achievers keep themselves on top for long.
The truth that if you succeed in business, you will face even harder time, applies to all domains of life.
It gets harder.
With success comes benefits, and it might change the way people perceive success. Either you relate your determination to achieve success just to gain its benefits such as: money, time, recognition etc. Meanwhile, you need to focus on your health where these health articles can help you out.
Your shifted focus, from success to its related gains, will ultimately affect and worsen your future performance or you may be pressurized by internal pressure to keep achieving success in all domains. Many people can’t bear this intensified pressure and their career ends way early. However, this internal pressure motivates you to keep moving on towards success.
Don’t confuse achievement with success!
To be very concise, success is subjective about why are you doing it and achievement is objective measure about what you achieved so far. If you have all of your focus shifted towards what, then your intrinsic motivation of doing a particular thing will be vanished.
You could have all the achievements in the world and yet not successful. Something that was once a passion for you to achieve turns into just fulfilling your what need if you just keep focusing what and forget why.
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Surprisingly, many entrepreneurs claim to be happier before gaining success. The lust for achievements destroyed them.
If your motivation and passion is incongruent with your values, then see your career blurring out.
So, how to be successful?
Chasing success won’t help. Just as Viktor Frankl explained:
“For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself.”
Success can never be pursued directly. It comes from the measure about your consistency. The more you are your consistent with your values and vision, and your motivation congruent with your values, the more you are near to cross your your successful territory to becoming very successful. In fact, you can be a successful leader easily if you follow this quote.
Despite of being the hardest thing, perhaps, but never forget your why. Because, it is your first step toward success. “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” — Abraham Lincoln.