‘Nothing succeeds like success’, for one who has tasted success, this comes to him naturally. Thus we have seen several examples of people achieving great heights of glory in whatever they do, while on the other hand there are quite a few unfortunate ones who have to face failure several times. But failure should not be seen as end of your efforts, it should rather become an inspiration for people not to stop working hard. There are some qualities that are imperative for achieving it.
Perseverance and hard work
Success in one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration, signifying that there is no short cut to success. There are instances where people have risen from extreme poverty to achieve great success, by the sheer dint of their hard work. We have such illustrious examples of Abraham Lincoln and Lal Bahadur Shastri who rose from a very humble beginning to become the President and Prime Minister of their respective country.
Keen sharp mind with vision and ambition
One should have a clear picture of their vision to be achieved in life. This ambition acts like a beacon of light, which impels us to strive relentlessly in the pursuit of one’s goal. Thus it is not enough to just have an ambition, but we should also be ambitious.
Patience and Leadership qualities
Just as a rolling stone has no moss, we should also be patient to wait for the outcome of events, before rushing in without thinking to achieve our goal. It is also important to be a good listener; we should consider the views of subordinates and superiors before arriving at a decision. It is necessary to lead from the front in order to set an example for others to emulate. One should have faith in the colleagues and subordinates, to whom power and responsibility is delegated for the accomplishment of the goals. It was said of the Napoleon, that in the thickest of battles, he slept on the horseback, for it was the general who was actually in command. Such was his faith in his generals.
Positive thinking and attitude
The optimistic approach enables one to see an opportunity even when the going in not good. Such a person is not easily disheartened and his perseverance does pay in the long run for
“LIFE’S BATTLE DOES NOT ALWAYS GO TO THE STRONGER AND THE FASTEST MAN, BUT SOONER OR LATER THE MAN WHO WINS IS THE MAN WHO THINKS HE CAN”.
These are the attributes that are essential for success, but there is another essential factor over which we have no control and that is destiny fate. Success comes at right time; there is no set age or time for a person to taste success. Success, therefore, does not come by chance. We have to assiduously work for it with dedication and perseverance, without waiting for any reward or recognition. This is what the Karma is.