Dreams And Determination Are The Steps To Success
Dedication is more important than talent for achieving success. As Abe Lincoln said, your own resolve to succeed is the most important thing in reaching your goals. Success is measured not only in terms of goals reached and achievements, but also in terms of the disadvantages and obstacles an individual is able to overcome along the way.
Understand What You Want
The basis for success is knowing what you truly want, and really desiring it. By the same token, your own doubts and fears may be the greatest obstacle to success. The best way to overcome inertia and frustration is to believe that you will succeed. Envision success, not failure. Turn your face to success, rather than failure.
Successful people typically don’t look for excuses, instead they try and find solutions. The determination to succeed is based on knowing that progress can be made only one step at a time. A series of little accomplishments add up to a big accomplishment. You must define success for yourself, as you set your own goals and your own path to reach them. Success comes more easily, and is more satisfying, when you are doing something you love rather than something you hate.
You must strategize your goals and you plans to reach these. Skills in themselves are not enough, they must be harnessed to a plan. Successful people know where they are going. They are dreamers and they dream big. Big goals and plans lead to big achievements. Big goals are often no harder to achieve than little ones.
Stay The Course
Once you have set your goals, follow them whole-heartedly. People who are dedicated to their work are rare; that is the road less traveled, and it leads to success. Reading, knowledge and learning are the building blocks of success, and will take you where you want to go. Success is often more a matter of common-sense than talent. It also requires adaptability. Change and new possibilities are all around you and it is essential to be open to these.
Successful people acknowledge the help and guidance they receive from others. Kind deeds and words of encouragement have an impact neither the giver nor the receiver can imagine; they should be valued. They have helped to shape our character and values, and contribute to our success.
Successful people see the ability to help others as a measure of their achievements. Using your talents and abilities to achieve good for other people will make you the kind of person you want to be. It also attracts success!
Hope and dreams can truly work miracles. Ultimately what matters is not the number of times you fail, but the number of times you succeed. You can succeed only if you keep trying. Hope, dreams, enthusiasm, common sense and persistence are the ingredients of success. You already possess these. Put them to work!