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At What Cost Do You Obtain Your Success?

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So many writers have defined success. And every individual striving to achieve success has his or her own interpretation of what success means for them. What does success means to you?

To me, success is the achievement of something that is worthwhile, that will make my world richer and better, and me being able to contribute to the common good of others. That’s what I strive for, that’s what I live for.

I also believe that success also includes being able to acquire wealth, because nothing much can be done without money in our world today. Too many people are need, too many people are struggling such that to make their lives better you just have to give to them.

And I know that there are many who also share these thoughts with me, who believe that one of the metrics of judging success is how much money you have acquired. That’s why we work on our jobs or businesses isn’t it. Continue reading At What Cost Do You Obtain Your Success?

Success is The Result of A Process

“Everyone wants to be good but not many people are prepared to make the sacrifices it takes to become great.”

One thing I have discovered today is most people want to succeed, they want the good life but they don’t want the process. Maybe it’s because we live in a society where instant foods and products are being sold, most of us now think we can have instant success.

Guys forget what the media is selling to you daily, there isn’t any overnight or instant success out there. If you want to achieve success at anything or field in your life you need to understand that it is going to involve loads of work and it is going to take awhile.

The old saying nothing good comes easy is very through as you will have to work and push your way through. But this is what stops most people; we don’t want to be uncomfortable. We don’t want our makeup ruined; we don’t want to get dirty. We want a quick and stress-free path to success and unfortunately there is none. Folks don’t get me wrong I too would love to have an easy way and I’d love to skip over the hard process and stuff but it just doesn’t work that way. Continue reading Success is The Result of A Process

The Price for Success

Each one of us is driven to a certain extent by fear. Even the most courageous among us have some fear in them —fear to rise, fear to fall, fear that we will remain in the same place. So many of us think that we want to be rich, that we want to be famous, that we want to accomplish great deeds, but often these feelings are just idle talk and mere wishes.

Most of the things we think we want come at the price of leaving behind our familiar life and venturing into the unknown. Every time we accomplish something and move ahead, we have to exchange the known conditions of our life for uncertainty and unfamiliarity.

Even though most people think they are trying to succeed, they are simply going through the motions. The last thing in the world that they want is to get off the familiar treadmill and actually get somewhere.

Before we can succeed, we must clearly understand that success means change and the risk of failure. Continue reading The Price for Success

Do You Have a Dream?


“The dreamers are the saviours of the world…Humanity cannot forget its dreamers; it cannot let their ideals fade and die; it lives in them, it knows them as the realities which it shall one day see and know.

The world we live in today is made beautiful by the dreams of people. Everything you see around today was once a dream; an idea conceived by someone at some time, in some place. Columbus had a dream of another world, and he discovered it. Copernicus had a dream of a multiplicity of worlds and a wider universe, and he revealed it. Steve Jobs and Bill Gates dreamed of personal computers, and they realized it. Nelson Mandela dreamed of a free Country, and he realized it. This list is endless.

Do you have a dream in your heart? Cherish it remain true to your dream and vision. “Cherish your dreams; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind…for out of them will grow all delightful conditions…if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built.” You see nature unfolds as a dream. Some of the most magnificent things in nature began as a dream; you were once a foetus; the bird was once an egg; the tree no matter how big, was once a seed. “Dreams are the seedlings of realities.” Keep dreaming! No matter how bleak your present circumstance may be, you can change it when you dream, and strive to reach it.

Dreams do come true. Yes your dream can come true, as long as it is not a mere wish. No matter who you are or where you are from, you will fall, remain, or rise with your dreams. You become as small as your dreams, or as great as your dreams – It’s time to start dreaming big. Continue reading Do You Have a Dream?

5 Elements of True Success

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What is success? What does success mean to you? If you ask a thousand people you might have a thousand different answers, because success is no straightjacket, and it isn’t a one size fits all kind of thing. It is as individual as our fingerprints or the look in our eyes.

Would you consider yourself a success only when you have achieved all your desires, and living the life of dreams? Or would you be successful if you felt total joy, peace, and contentment in spite of the things you lacked and the goals you haven’t yet achieved? Again our definition of success is individual, and mine may not be the same as yours.

Although our definition of success may vary, there are certain constant elements found in true success. These factors are seen in the lives of truly successful people irrespective of their location, or calling:

1)      Purpose: among the enemies of success, aimlessness is the worst. Everybody who desires success must have a goal that gives him the sense of purpose – that assurance that our energies, thinking, and actions are taking us somewhere. “Success to be true must have and abiding sense of purpose; otherwise, though one may vegetate successfully, one cannot live successfully.”

2)      Success must have a batting average: in life, not every hour or day is uniformly successful. Rather there are upturns and downturns in every success story. A truly successful person will have his or her days, even years of failure. When you experience such moments, they shouldn’t have to blight your life because it doesn’t mean you aren’t successful, but they just proof to us that success isn’t easy or cheap. Remember not all of our efforts will be crowned with glory. Continue reading 5 Elements of True Success

Hard Work Makes The Difference


“One day a woman was working in the garden outside of her house when a travelling minister stopped by. “What a lovely garden,” he exclaimed, getting out of his horse – drawn buggy. Full of roses, orchids, and other beautiful flowers, the garden was bothered by sculpted hedges and stood out from the other gardens in the neighbourhood.

“My good woman. God has certainly blessed you with an extraordinary garden.”

The woman stood up and wiped her brow.

“Yes and I am grateful. But you should have seen this place when He had it all to Himself!”

As he rode away, the minister realized that every gardener along this road had been blessed with the same soil, the same opportunity, and that each garden was a reflection of the people who created it. What someone does with their garden is their business. While each gardener had similar materials to work with, this woman had done something truly extraordinary, for her garden had so far surpassed her neighbours’. Continue reading Hard Work Makes The Difference

What Are You Willing To Give Up?

There is a story in the bible about a young wealthy man who came to Jesus to find out what he must do to gain eternal life. Jesus told him to keep the commandments, of which he replied that he had kept those since he was a young boy. Then Jesus told him that if he wants to enter the kingdom, he should give up his wealth; make donations to the needy, and come follow him. But giving up things that he has become so attached to; the power and influence he has come to possess due to his wealth, was too great for this rich man to lose. He left Jesus feeling very depressed.

We are often told that to be successful, wealthy, great, happy, healthy etc, we must do some certain things. You see, most of us obey these rules; we exercise, do the affirmations, meditate, study hard, attend the seminars, attend church services and so on, yet we get so little results. Folks, obtaining Prosperity, success, greatness, reaching your ideal shape and weight is not just about what you are willing to do to gain it; more importantly, it is about what you are willing to give up in exchange for it.

Every professional athlete or sportsperson knows that to be a truly great athlete, there are some things he or she would need to give up, if not the training would be to no avail. He must have the discipline to forfeit some pleasures for the prize ahead. And so it is with every one of us who desire greatness. We must ask ourselves; What am I willing to give up, to become a great husband, wife, father, mother, boss, student, entrepreneur, employee…? Am I willing to give up the times that I spend with my friends? Am I willing to forego the parties and fun times that my friends enjoy? Am I willing to forego delicious, fattening food in exchange for a disciplined diet program?” Am I willing to forego watching sports to have time for my family? Am I willing to give up my need to always be right so that peace can reign in my home? Am willing to forego other things to serve my God more? Am I willing to give up my procrastinating habits?…etc.

Until we learn this principle; what Jesus was trying to teach the rich man, our desire for success and greatness would only remain a wish.

Be Willing To Pay The Price

We all like success stories, we like the things that success brings, but very few of us care to find out the story behind the successful person.

Behind every great achievement is a story of education, training, practice, discipline, sacrifice and failure. Success has a price tag. If you want to be successful, you have to be willing to pay the price.

For us maybe the price would be focusing on one single activity while putting everything else on hold. Maybe it’s investing all our savings on a business idea. Maybe it’s the willingness to walk away from our comfort zones.

There are many things required to reach a successful outcome in life, but the willingness to do what is required, the willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done helps you persevere in the face of challenges, setbacks, and pain.

Be willing to pay the price to live your dreams. Make a declaration today that you are going to get things done no matter what it takes, no matter how long it takes, no matter what or who comes up. It is a done deal.

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work” – Stephen King

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