To be successful you have to follow a certain criteria or rules. let take a look at some of the criteria that can help us if we follow them consistently.
Taking risk. Ever heard of nothing worth of having comes easily? Yes everything worth of having has been taken risk for. If you don’t take risk you will never learn if you fail. So take a risk because if you fail you will learn if you succeed you will be happy.
Help people. Helping people is one of the path to success. While helping you interact with them and while interacting you learn different and new things that will help you.
Write your ideas down. Writing your ideas down will help you to turn them into a successful product because without an idea you have no direction and without direction you have no a destination.
Be aggressive . Having ideas is not enough,you have to be committed and being idealitically aggressive in order to win the Sussess war. You can’t write the ideas down and be soft about,no you have to be rough for a good outcome.
Often do we aspire to do something or achieve something and then all of a sudden we hold back. It’s not because we have tried to do and it’s has backfired,no, its because we think we won’t make it even though we have not tried a little bit yet. The fire of achieving what we want is there inside but the fire for action is not there.
Why do we lack motivation for action,what put us off from Making the fantasy the reality? Is it the art of procrastination or it’s just simply we limit ourselves low? These are the questions we need to ask ourselves.
I want you to write all the things you have aspired to achieve, because it’s not yet too late you know, start from the simplest to the tough ones,and trust me it’s going to be the momentum.
I did this yesterday and trust me,I am on the right path,so should you my friend,now go on and start, because it’s better to look back and say I can’t believe I did that than I wish I did it.
Hey,here we are,how are you guys , hope you are holding up well as I am. Have just woken up and was like, what am I going to do to improve my life you know,and I was like I don’t feel the satisfaction of accomplishments,you know when you have done something,it’s successful and you are like, wow! I did that. To be honest, I don’t feel that at all and not that I have done anything to make me feel accomplished.
Frankly,there some yearning in me, that make me desire to achieve something. Whenever I read or here someone did this or that and succeeded,I get fired up and say am going to try and see whether I can also make it, because the success of that person has motivated me to yearn for my own sussess.
Say it’s devil or lack of self motivation,the moment I say am going to try it,the second the fire is off. I don’t know what drives out that desire to make something of myself out. I don’t know whether you guys experience it or it’s just me,but you know what am going to desire double if there is even anything like that because nothing comes easy,it’s might be easy to hear someone say I did this and succeeded and we say in our mind that am going to do it than actually doing it.
With that waking up thought,am going to put every effort to be sussessful and I want you to join me in pushing that desire into action. Let start,not tommorow,not the day after but today and now.
Hi,it has been a while since I updated this blog but what can I say as an excuse for not updating? Okay here is the thing, I sat down one day and it hit me,is this really working?,am I doing it right, where am I doing it wrong? Honestly I had no answers 😂, funny right, yeah thought so too. so just like that I gave up this space and started aimlessly stalking celebrities on Twitter and Instagram,(since here in Kenya we were in lockdown) and looking up for latest memes,yeah am a mess I get it, honestly.
Not until I was bored of doing the same thing did I remember that I had a space where I could write something and decided, hey, am going back to where I used to share some things that I learnt from someone’s writing or saying, doesn’t matter whether it getting a lot of views or not,as long as there’s is one person reading it,it’s something, doesn’t matter whether I write and read it myself but it something right?
So here I am back again without a plan or manifestations because you know what,it’s going to be me,you and others to come that we are going to build this space to become a community,let start now to build with nothing,
We are designed to be goal striving beings. That is why we feel incomplete until we are functioning as we were made to function as a goal seeker and driver. Remember,no goal no success.
Time matters don’t waste it
Everyone gets 86,400 seconds in a day. What you do matters. Don’t waste even a second wandering aimlessly. You have everything you need to act. Power to choose is in you. You are powerful,you matter.
Never stop learning
The more you learn the more opportunities you have. If you want to continue succeeding,never stop learning. Learn from books,learn from others,learn by serving others. Learning is like raindrops on dry ground. Only a blade of grass that catches fire and uses a raindrop grows and prospers. Keep learning. Keep striving. Keep succeeding.
Do your thing
Be curious,be restless,be motivated by novelty,have a burning desire to control your life,open to new experiences,be drawn to learning new things,be obsessed with getting better. That the thing,keep doing your thing because you will be on your way to great success.
Work in hard,working long hours is not bad for your health as long as you have a strong purpose. Long hours become workaholism only when work and purpose get disconnected. Purpose,hard work and great success go together.
Start from the bottom
Unless you are digging a hole,Starr at the bottom. That is how you learn,grow and succeed. If you are not growing you are nor succeeding.
Have pride in what you do.
Have pride in your work but do not let pride get in your head. Nothing blocks us more than pride. If you want to continue to stay on your path to great success,stay humble.
Believe you will succeed
You have got to believe you will succeed. You know there will be obstacles,there will be pitfalls. Things will not go as planned,people will laugh at you but you are not going to give up because you already know that you are going to succeed.
Do not quit
No matter how tough circumstances are,it’s in your control to have a great attitude,to give your very best,to treat people well,to be grateful for being alive,to give because as long as you are alive,hope is alive. Success is just a matter of time. Forget your weakness,stop fixing them,there is no success in dwelling on your weaknesses. Focus on your strengths,build on your strengths and never quit.
You are not a failure
Just because you failed on something does not mean you are a failure. You are not a failure. You do things which fail or succeed. Failing is just a stepping stone to success. You cannot fail because your failures are just lessons you are learning on your way to success.
Taking risk is scary but its worth. If you fail you will gain experience and you will be wiser. If you win you will be happy.
Make mistakes and fail
Without failure success would never be sweet. Mistakes are the imperfections that push us to aspire to perfection. In fact,they are not mistakes they are lessons about what works and what does not work.
Do not quit
Falling is a step but quitting is a setback
If you wait until you are ready you will never be ready. You will be waiting for the rest of your life.
Test your limit
Never settle for less than you deserve. Challenging yourself helps you to perform at your peak. So get out of your comfort zone.
Train your mind to see the good in everything. Your success depends on the quality of your thoughts.
Hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one’s life or the world at large .Dr J. Lopez stated that when we are excited about what is next,we invest more in our daily life and we can see beyond current strategies.Regardless of age,most people have an optimistic bias,generally believing that tomorrow holds some promises and that things can change for the better.
Key element of hope is agency. Agency makes us the author of our life. Its makes us feel responsible for our goals and its what fires up our motivation and persistence when the going gets tough.
Hope allows you to approach problems with mindset and strategy best suitable to success,thereby increasing the chances of accomplishing the goals. Emily Dickson quotes hope as a thing with feathers. It peaches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.
Whatever your mission is,keep moving forward. Stay firm in your mission and take hope as your weapon. Be flexible in your method. There is no tried and blueprint you have to stick to achieve your goals. There are many ways to achieve your goals. Obstacles are a way of strengthening your sense of hope. Nothing worth having comes easy. Hold your head high,move forward and set a belief in your mind that;the future will be better than the present. You have the power to make it so and there are many paths to your goals but none of them are free of obstacles.
I always tell myself that,I don’t know what lies around the bend but I am going to hope that the best does. That what makes me move forward. Its what keeps me focused because there is genuine hope that can bring success to me.
Like a rain on a droughts ridden desert,hope will refresh your life and it will bring you lasting peace.
“My plans are ruined!” “What am I going to do now?” “Why did this have to happen?” These are our immediate reactions to every setbacks in our life. Its natural but disappointment should wear off immediately because you have a choice to make. Do not wallow in misery and dwell on the negative aspect of the situation but find the benefit or lesson that the problem at hand is offering.
Yes,you will probably face a period of uncertainty or struggle but there is always a flip side to the difficulty. A problem may not be a problem but an opportunity. A certain problem may come your way to show you an adjustment or change you can make to improve a certain condition in your life. Without the said problem,you would never have acknowledged the positive action.
Let see,a certain person has been fired from his or her job. This certain person goes on to start his or her business. The business becomes very successful and probably he or she is making more than what he or she used to make before. If we ask the said person ,he or she will testify that without been laid off,the business would never have been started. What started as an adversity ended up as a golden opportunity.
Be like an entrepreneur who sees opportunities everywhere he looks not like people who sees only problems everywhere they look.
Life isn’t perfect but we all have a chance,an opportunity or a right to embrace each new day to do many things. We can decide to make it a great day or we can simply squander it with pettiness,old grudges or dwelling on previous mistakes.
A lot of times,you see a situation that causes you the real problem. However,if you turn it around and see the problem as a challenge,you will also see that there is an opportunity right before your eyes. If you call it an opportunity instead of buckling under the loud of the word crisis tragedy or a disaster then you can start taking advantage of what has happened.
Effective people are not problems minded, they are opportunity skinned. They feed opportunities and starve problems. Be like entrepreneurs who is always on the lookout for problems that can be turned into opportunities and finds creative ways to leverage limited resources to reach there goals.
Do not get in the way by limiting the level of fulfilment,abundance and prosperity readily available to you through dispempowering thought and the company of emotions that go with them.
It wouldn’t be too much for any of us to expect things to go our way for once right? Well,there is a way that would make success to come to us easily and its does not come with strings attached to it. You will or not be surprised to know that its within yourself. Yeah,its completely free because its withing you and its attitude.
Hung Downs stated that;’ A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances but rather a person with certain set of attitudes. ‘ This means that you and you alone control your attitude..
Attitude is a tendency to respond positively or negatively towards a certain idea,object,person or situation. It influences our individual choice of action and responses to challenges,incentives and rewards. Your attitude is the sum of all your thought and feelings towards any issue. The way you perceive the things that happen to you,the way you react to life’s hurdles and setbacks and how you cope when curve balls are thrown our way are the major determinant that differentiate successful outcomes from failure all in the name of your attitude.
Positive attitude helps you to accept constructive criticism because there is always ways you can improve if you are open to progress. Positive attitude will help you to embrace the challenges because no one wants to sit idle for too long anyway. It will make you feel strong and act in an adaptive way to any given situation.
The most successful people always thinks about what they want and how to get it most of the time. In this, developing a positive attitude that changes their entire life. When you think about what you want,you feel great and in control of your life. Personally I can testify to this because thinking about how I want to succeed in life or to achieve my goals makes me feel stronger,alive and powerful even though I have not Archie them yet.
A positive attitude will be your ticket to success. Think,act and talk with enthusiasm and you will attract positive result. If you want to succeed start thinking of yourself as successful because success is the state of mind.
Think of your attitude as the mental filter through which you experience the world. See the world through the filter of optisim,that is the glass being half full rather the glass being half empty. Think of I can instead if I can’t. Do not dwell on problems instead concentrate on solutions. See good in others instead of finding faults in others. Focus on your blessings instead of limitations.
When the child is learning how to walk and falls down 50 times,they never think to themselves,”this isn’t for me” he or she keeps going for weeks and weeks with a positive attitude until he gets it right. Keep that childish drive. Focus and keep trying no matter what,with a state mind that you are going to get it right.
Lastly,criticism,rejection,ridicules and doubt s are the things that will make you lose enthusiasm. You will get frustrated, depressed and most tragically you will give up on your dreams. What you should do is look at those things in a positive way and a way of proving your doubters wrong by working really hard and not give up.
While celebrating success we should also highlight the epic journey towards success that are filled with trials,tribulations,upsets,setbacks and failures. Its not as glamorous to talk about those things but its important. Failure as much as its hurt is an important part of our life. Most successful people in our life have failed most of the time.
“I have missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. 26 times,I have been trusted to take the winning shot and missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”
_ Michael Jordan
In order to grow,you need to fail,it is life’s ultimate lesson. Failing will happen ,no matter how hard you try to avoid it so you might as well have a ‘no fear’ attitude towards it. This should not mean you should expect to fail,but when it happens accept it.
Failure has value. Through failure you will get to know yourself better and you will learn from your mistakes. Failure makes us rethink,reconsider and find new ways and strategies to achieve your goals.
When you think about failure,you should not think in a negative light. Yes its painful and causes emotional turmoil and upsets. It inflicts agonizing pangs of guilt ,regrets and remorse. It may even cut deep like a razor slicing its way to your inner core,yet its necessary. The key to success is in how you handle failure. Handling failure does not come Naturally to some people. It an acquired skill. Some of our emotions tell us to sulk and avoid any situation in future that are likely to put us in the line to feel the pain of failure and its where we go astray.
So many times in our life our fear of falling keeps us from beginning. We have to ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’. Start with one small thing,make it something you know you will succeed at….,build your confidence and momentum and keep going. I say this because,the regret of never having tried can hurt worse than trying and failing.
Bear in mind that,the many times you fail are many steps to your success.
Commitment is the essence of ultimate secret to getting absolutely everything you want. Its willingness to do whatever it takes to accomplish your goals. Willingness is a mental attitude that state if it takes waking up 3 in the morning to accomplish your goals then you will wake up 3 in the morning. This means that to succeed,you will make a commitment to do whatever it takes regardless of the nature of the conditions involved.
This means that you have to make a commitment to achieve your goals then you will follow through with relentless determination and action until you achieve the desired result.
There is power that exist and its becomes available only when you are in that state of mind in which you know exactly what you want and you are fully determined not to quit until you achieve it.
Commitment is the act of having passion for what you do. Its helps you discover how bad you want to succeed. It leads to ownership and ownership will lead you to success.
Commitment is the principal of all. It will help you to make a pledge that will obligates you to do what it takes for you to succeed.
If there is anything that can affect how you think its commitment. Its extremely powerful and to succeed you need perseverance. Perseverance can only happen if you have a heartfelt,longterm commitment. The temptation to give up will arise but it is commitment you will have made that will help you get through and find success.
Jeff Keller argued in his book that,when you are committed,its likely you will not be derailed. Those who are not committed are derailed easily thus not achieving their goals
For instance,most people start a business with approach of ‘I will give it one year if it does not work out after one year I will quit This is where commitment separates the winners from losers. The committed people are going to hang in there and prevail no matter what. If it takes a little longer then they thought so be it,but they will never quit. Those who are not committed are going to give up the ship when things don’t work out.
Just stay true to yourself,set long term goals,turn problems into opportunities and make commitment to do whatever it takes and start moving forward.
Remember, one person with a commitment is worth more than 100 people who have only an interest.
Hard work pays. It’s an advice we have all being told several times that it has lost it taste.We have been so used to it that it does not sound at all important .The real question we should all ask ourselves is what is hard work?
Hard work has been given so many definitions that it confuses which one should guide us or the actual meaning. Some people personally,search for the meaning of hard work. I look for values that can guide me .I want to make sense of why i do what I do. Everyone is hoping that their life’s purpose will lead them to happiness and peace of mind.
Oxford defines hard work as a”great deal of effort or endurance.” Merriam Webster defines hardworking as “industrious,diligent.” In those meanings there is Effort,Endurance,Diligence and Industrious but all lead to success. In other words to archive success we have to work hard.
Have read about hard work from different writers and talked to people about hard work. I came to realise that hard work is what we both physically exert and mentally state of mind. This makes us realise that unless we are at a duress or strick direction,why should we work hard?You would work hard for something you have thought and planned for that will lead you to happiness,success or a well being.
The saying,”hard work beats talent when talent does not work hard” should mean something. You have talent and for it to work you have to apply it. That means one has to work hard,not necessarily as hard as the person who develops skills naturally. Regardless,hard work beats talent any day because hard work has one thing that talent does not have and that is Experience.
There is no secret sure ticket to success. There is no secret mantra. There is only a path,and to follow the path you have to be ready to work hard. There is no substitute to hard work unless we change the meaning of success.
If you want to do well in life or any other field of life,you need to know one essential mantra,work hard and the result will follow. Passion is as important as hard work. I guess both work hand in hand .Do not do something people expect you to do,instead do something that makes you happy. Something that you are passionate about.
The point is ,no one get to define hard work for anyone else. Just like success,you define hard work for yourself. Your success should be supported by how you define hard work. I think I should even say,though not relatable,”the end justifies the means”.
For example,a father’s definition of hard work would be making sure that his kids are well fed,schooled and housed. The sure and strick path direction is to see his kids fed,schooled and housed. This would be the reason to push him to work hard.
My personal definition would be reaching the given point at a given time. You have a different meaning than this,that okay because that would make us unique. What matters is to work hard enough because success travels in the company of hard work. There is no trick and no easy way.
With that i will leave you with the quotes from these amazing people.
Success is not accident .It is hard work,perseverance,learning,studying,sacrifice and most of all,love what you are doing or learning to work.
Success isn’t always about greatness . It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.
It took Edison 10,000 failures to create the light bulb. Mozart wrote music for ten years before creating one of his famous pieces. Einstein’s teachers thought he was mediocre,yet they all made it big. This is because they worked really, really hard and they never gave up,so can you. When you are working hard,its natural to keep running into obstacles,to feel stressed and tense,its okay,everyone who succeeded before you faced the same challenges and so will you,don’t quit.
Sometimes we want to take corners,we want the easiest way and things to come to us in a simple ways but we forget that when we cut corners,when we take short cuts ,when we don’t solve the smallest problems now,we are cutting into our future,creating even bigger problems. Quick fix is neither quick nor it fixes anything. We should know,acknowledge and let our mind be set firmly and ‘stickly’ that nothing grows in comfort zone and even if it grows from comfort zone it’s has a consequence to its. Nothing is for free. It’s like stealing,you steal something you enjoy it’s for free but there is a consequences of being caught,humiliation,jail and people cutting you out. When you sweat for something,you enjoy showing off because you worked really hard for it. In that in mind we should shake things up,,think like a teenager,be curious,be a rebel,learn from everyone you meet but do not be in your comfort zone and most important of all do not give up no matter what.
No matter what you chase,never give up,it’s not easy,even when you enjoy it!This is because we all have good and bad days in our lives. What we need to do is to embrace the good days and fight like hell through the bad. Success may not be today,may not be tomorrow and may not be the day that is after tomorrow but it’s there and success is Action Now. Do not stop,magic is once you start,momentum keeps you going.
I always tell myself that the moment i give up is the day I succeed. you may wake up one day and say”well I am not succeeding,I tried for one month and it never worked am going to stop” Do not stop.
If you stop,you will not succeed because you would have succeeded the next day. Do not look back you’re not going that way,what you have to do is Dream big,Start small but must of all start without giving up,no matter what happens keep moving forward because your success is your responsibility and nobody else responsibility
Improve your focus. When hit by a setback,snap out of it by asking yourself how you are feeling,what lessons did you learn and what you are going to do about it. This is because where there is no risk there is no failures and where there is no failures there is no success. Do not compare ,never think you are no best. Focus on your goals and do your best.
Held your head high and just whisper to him this, “Dear God ,grant me courage to change things I can change and wisdom to know the difference”,and at the end of it all you will realise that handwork pays off no matter what.
Lastly,most of the time your mind just makes up stuff. Some things happens and you have a thought about it. It is not always the reality,it is your perception of reality.