THE WORD “SUCCESS” WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL.
The word success comes from the 16th Century Latin word “succedere” meaning “come close after”. It evolved to the word “successus” which means “advance, a good result, and a happy outcome”. In the 21st Century, success has the general meaning of the accomplishment of one’s aim/purpose or the good/bad outcome of an undertaking. I know you’ve noticed the word “bad” in bold. This means that even if you have a bad outcome at something, for example, you have got a bad result or you are making a loss in a company, you are still successful somehow. You know how? Because you have undertaken the task, the aim, the purpose of something great. The simple act of not giving up like the word “undertake” defines it: “a formal pledge or promise to do something and doing it.”
What if you are successful but did not realise it? Success, personally for me, has been not well defined. For some, you may have wrongly interpreted what you saw on TV of “successful” people, and the problem is that you have accepted this facade. A truly successful person is one who can balance his life. He/She is one who succeeds everywhere; meaning one who gives the proper amount of time to his family, friends, dreams, goals, job and also one who lives each day like the last. Furthermore, it should be noted that my definition of success will not be the same as yours, so find yours and try every single day to be the best within yourself.
Now let’s take a deep look at the word SUCCESS and what can we learn from it:
In one of my articles, the psychology of solitude, I explained how solitude, that is, being with yourself is a must. Shut down everything your laptop, your smartphone, sit down in your room and spend some minutes to know yourself. Know who you are. Then from there, you will know what is meaningful to you, what for you success is.
Click on the link to read more on solitude: https://medium.com/@hurryemmanuel12/the-psychology-of-solitude-e2833d5278b2
You need that teamwork to make that dream work. When you have people with the same drive to succeed as friends, success is inevitable. An example is a Belgian house, common, it can pull 7000 pounds by itself but what is great if we put two together they can pull 14000 to 15000 pounds. The most incredible fact is that if we trained the two of them from the beginning they will be able to pull 25000 pounds. I know there is power in 1 but the power of two is amazingly great.
We can also call it planning. When you put things you have to do on paper, you are more likely to do it according to researchers. The simple act of planning has some psychological and productivity benefits all by itself. Keeping a list of tasks you need to perform is like taking notes when you’re reading a book or listening to a lecture. When you take notes, you need to filter external information, summarize it in your head, and then write it down. Many studies have shown that note-taking helps us distill the information we hear and remember it better than we would if we’d just heard or read it. Moreover, planning turns abstract goals to concrete work. Hint: Try to plan every day the night before.
4. Creativity (Imagination)
The first level is you seeing it. Like it’s clear to you. You already know through visualisation: what it looks like and what it tastes like? Imagination is a great tool, use it wisely.
5. Excellence, Emerging, Efficiency, Effectiveness, etc
Striving to be better every single day is the path to excellence. Emerging meaning let the true you come out. Doing things right as well as doing the right things
Listen to your soul. Take some time and listen to your instinct, to your gut feeling, and to your heart.
This, I think is the most critical part of success. You have to be obsessed with improvement. However, to improve you must fail somewhere. This is why you have to challenge yourself every single day to be better. You have to learn and study things that are related to your field of interest.
Finally, guys never forget you have what it takes, your potential lies inside you. You are amazing and make the rest of your life the best of your life. Peace.
Every article I write comes from the past or present experience.