In our last meeting I spoke about four components of success and happiness.
Many people wrote or called thanking me and asked if I could write about and elaborate more on this topic. The idea was crystallized in my mind a few weeks ago prompting me to present that in our last meeting when Mr. Bruce Norris was our guest speaker. Perhaps he had something to do with all that. As usual, he was enlightening. For those who have not yet heard his presentation, I highly recommend it. Just visit our website www.ncrei.com and download his talk. It won’t be there much longer, so take advantage of it now.
What are the components of success? Let’s explore them now and help you get one step (or many steps) closer to your goal of financial freedom.
- People skills
- Ability to take action
- Ability to finish a task once started (productivity)
As Emerson once said, “the ancestor to every action is a thought”. You first have an idea; then you have a thought; then you have action. It’s important to see the distinctions among them, for if you try to put them together you will lose clarity. At first it may appear that they are all happening at the same time, but this is not the case. If your awareness is high, you will see where one starts and the other takes over.
“Success is not doing extraordinary things. Success is doing the ordinary things extraordinarily well.” Author Unknown
What is the secret of success? Well, it depends on how you define success. Success in our society generally determined by how much money you have in your bank account, and what your annual income is. However, the best definition of success I’ve read is “the progressive realization of a dream or worthy ideal.”
Our doubts are our traitors
And make us lose the good we oft might win
By fearing to attempt.
Too often we fail to act for the fear of failure. By failing to act we are acting to fail. Success is not doing the extraordinary things; it's rather doing the ordinary things extraordinarily well. The fact is that success can only be achieved when we have a clear vision toward which we are moving one step at a time. All one needs to do is to take action, no matter how small, toward that ultimate goal with consistent effort. You just do your things and step aside.