by Ravi Melwani
4 Tips to Succeed
Have you ever wondered what made successful people successful? There is no mystery and there are no real secrets, but just simple principles that they used, which guaranteed success.
Yes, success is difficult, but not that difficult if you use the success principles.
I call them "Secrets" because most people are unaware of these principles, and therefore, they remain secrets for years together.
Ducks quack, Eagles soar
If you look around, you'll find people with different characters and so are the creations of God. If you look at ducks, they go quack, quack, quack. But if you look at eagles, they don't quack.
They just soar! So, what do we learn from them on the path of success? We can choose to be either ducks or eagles.
We can be like ducks and just keep quacking till our life is over, or like eagles, we can open our wings and fly high in the sky. We have an attribute that is common to both ducks and eagles.
They both have wings.
We too have wings that can give us success, but what do we use our wings and special gifts for? We have the skills and talents that life gives us, but what do we use them for?
Are we just whiling away our time - gossiping, talking, and wasting energy? Or are we putting our strengths to good use?
Successful people make the best of their skills and their will and they achieve success! Learn this secret!
Create a reason to succeed
Everyone who has succeeded did so, because they wanted to succeed. There was a compelling reason for them to achieve success.
Do you have a reason to succeed? Is there any compelling reason that is making you want to succeed? Do you have a burning desire inside you for success?
Well, this compelling reason acts as a fuel to take you into the success orbit. If you really want success, look at your compelling reason.
Either the reason must be compelling enough to make you love or you need to create a compelling reason because success doesn't happen to anybody and everybody.
It happens to those who really want to succeed - the ones who really have a reason for wanting that magic called success!
If you keep doing what you are doing, you will keep on achieving what you are already achieving.
This is a very simple secret. However, it's a principle that many people miss out on the success journey.
They want success, but they keep doing what they are doing. They live a routine life.
They wake up at the same time, they dress up in the same way, they drive in the same vehicle, they go on the same road, they go to the same office, and they do the same things day in day out,
week after week, month after month, and year after year. Then what do they expect? Success? How can it happen? Success is impossible this way.
If you keep on doing what you are doing, then you will keep on achieving what you are achieving.
If you want to achieve more and if you want success, then change! Do something extra, do something different, do something more, and soon you will find yourself galloping on the road of success!
Horse or an Elephant. Your choice.
This secret compares people to either being a horse or an elephant.
You can straight away say if the person you are looking at is a horse or an elephant from the basic characteristics they project and what their philosophy or character is.
Some people are like the elephant: Elephants walk slowly, they wonder, they don't run, they are calm, they are poised, and their success also may come slowly to them.
However, some people are like horses.
They are impatient to move, you can see their legs rearing to go, you can see them wanting to gallop and the minute you let them lose, they gallop and run because they want to get ahead.
They know where they want to go and so it is with people who want to succeed.
What are you - a horse or an elephant? If you want to be successful, be a horse, not an elephant!