You may wonder “What is success?”, “What is the key to success?”, “How can I achieve success?”. You are not the only person who seeks answers to these questions for more success. The good news is that many philosophers, scientists, poets, doctors, engineers, writers, experts in personal development, motivational speakers and many others have dedicated decades, and some their entire life, trying to find out which is the key to success and what factors determine success. And eventually found it.
This article tries to provide answers to all these questions and more than this, will offer practical advice to help you achieve success in all areas of your life, be it personal success, financial success, relational, spiritual or in any other field that you want to improve. These tips and ideas are taken from the most renowned experts in personal development, the greatest philosophers, scientists and teachers, both contemporary and from the past. Some of these principles originated in ancient Babylon, but yet just as true today as they were at that time.
What is success?
To find the key to success, we must first understand what “successful” means. Earl Nightingale defined success as “progressive realization of a goal worthy of a great purpose.” A person who works to meet that purpose and proposed, is a successful person. A successful man is anyone who deliberately do something that it has proposed to do.
What is the key to success?
For 20 years, Earl Nightingale tried to find out if there is any key that can guarantee for a person to achieve success. Here is the key, which also may be the key to failure depends on how we use it:
“We become what we think we are”
Throughout history, scientists, prophets, teachers, philosophers, have disagreed on many things, but one thing about were unanimously agreed: “We become what we think we are.”
– Buddha: “All we are is everything we thought”
– Marcus Aurelius: “The life of a man is determined by his thoughts”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Man is what he thinks the whole day”
– William James: “The greatest discovery of my generation is that people can transform their life, changing their mental attitude”
This is why if a person thinks of a great thing, will eventually succeed to reach it, because that is the thing that thinks about. Similarly, someone with no purpose, does not know where it is going, who has feelings of fear, confusion, anxiety and worry, becomes what it thinks. They get only frustration, anxiety and worries.
Decide now: What will you really want to achieve? Decide now what you want to do with your life, set yourself a goal, stick it in your mind, think of it daily and attract success by applying the law of attraction. This is the most important decision you’ll ever be able to take.