There are many books on the subject of success - too many to list here!
In this article we'll take a look at the principles of success that have been promoted by 10 statesmen, entrepreneurs and other people of note.
𝗦𝗶𝗿 𝗪𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗻 𝗖𝗵𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗹 (𝟭𝟴𝟳𝟰-𝟭𝟵𝟲𝟱)
𝗕𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗠𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗱𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗪𝗮𝗿 𝗜𝗜
1. ALWAYS KEEP MOVING FORWARD
Sir Winston Churchill said:
“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts."
The most successful people in the world are those who keep pushing forward and NEVER let their failures define them.
2. BE WILLING TO GIVE UP GOOD THINGS TO ACHIEVE GREAT THINGS
John D. Rockefeller said:
“Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great."
Building a life you love will require some sacrifice, but ultimately you’ll create the most rewarding, enjoyable life you could imagine.
𝗝𝗼𝗵𝗻 𝗗. 𝗥𝗼𝗰𝗸𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗿 (𝟭𝟴𝟯𝟵-𝟭𝟵𝟯𝟳)
𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗯𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗺𝗮𝗴𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗶𝘀𝘁
𝗔𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿, 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗘𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘂𝗿
3. ALWAYS TAKE ACTION
Chris Grosser said:
“Opportunities don't happen. You create them."
If you want to achieve your dream and live your best life, you MUST take action. Great things don’t come to those who do nothing.
Take action on your dream.
4. RUN HARD AFTER YOUR PASSIONS
Oprah Winfrey said:
"You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it."
If you want to achieve your dreams, it’s crucial to chase your passions.
Money, success, and happiness comes from chasing passion first. Success follows joy.
T𝗮𝗹𝗸 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝗵𝗼𝘀𝘁, 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗮 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘁𝗼𝗿
𝗝𝗶𝗺 𝗥𝗼𝗵𝗻 (𝟭𝟵𝟯𝟬-𝟮𝟬𝟬𝟵)
𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘂𝗿, 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗿
5. CHART YOUR OWN UNIQUE PATH
Jim Rohn said:
"If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary."
The most successful people are those who have charted their own, unique path. Don’t follow someone else’s dream.
6. SMASH YOUR COMFORT ZONE
Michael John Bobak said:
"All progress takes place outside the comfort zone."
If you’re going to achieve your dreams, you’re going to have to push your boundaries and do things you’ve never done before.
This requires you to break through the 'Terror Barrier.' (more on this here)
𝗠𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗲𝗹 𝗝𝗼𝗵𝗻 𝗕𝗼𝗯𝗮𝗸
𝗦𝘁𝗲𝘃𝗲 𝗝𝗼𝗯𝘀 (𝟭𝟵𝟱𝟱-𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟭)
𝗘𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘂𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗼-𝗙𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗜𝗻𝗰.
7. STICK WITH YOUR DREAMS.
Steve Jobs said:
"If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time."
Success rarely happens immediately. It comes to those who keep pushing, day after day, to achieve the life they desire.
8. FOCUS, FOCUS, FOCUS
Bruce Lee said:
"The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus."
Achieving your dreams requires giving all your focus and energy to what really matters to you.
Cut out distractions and give your attention to the thing that matters most.
𝗕𝗿𝘂𝗰𝗲 𝗟𝗲𝗲 (𝟭𝟵𝟰𝟬-𝟭𝟵𝟳𝟯)
𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗺𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁
𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗯𝗲𝗿𝘁 𝗕𝗮𝘆𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗦𝘄𝗼𝗽𝗲 (𝟭𝟴𝟴𝟮-𝟭𝟵𝟱𝟴)
𝗘𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗝𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁
9. STOP BEING A PEOPLE PLEASER
Herbert Bayard Swope said:
“I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure:
It is: Try to please everybody."
The quickest way to ensure failure is by trying to please people.
The simple fact is that if you try to please everyone, you’ll be living someone else’s dream.
10. BELIEVE IN YOUR DREAMS.
Walt Disney said,
"If you can dream it, you can do it."
The only thing keeping you from success is your own doubts.
You can achieve anything if you’re willing to work on it. Don’t listen to your doubts, listen to your dreams.
𝗪𝗮𝗹𝘁 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝗻𝗲𝘆 (𝟭𝟵𝟬𝟭-𝟭𝟵𝟲𝟲)
𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿, 𝗳𝗶𝗹𝗺 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗲𝗿, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘂𝗿
Conclusion and Suggestions
As you can see above, each one of these people was exceptional in every way. In order to emulate them, every morning take 5-10 minutes to review and reflect upon these quotes and principles.
These ideas may appear to be simple, but they are also profound.
Put them to work in your own life and watch the success appear before you!