What is success? Is there one simple definition that can completely describe the meaning of this word, which has been widely used in our lives? If we look at the process of defining success in general, we will have to emphasize on the general definition – success is the accomplishment of a purpose or an aim. Defining success on personal level is difficult, because we all have different aims and purposes, goals and dreams, which we would like to achieve.
“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” David Brinkley
As defining success is difficult, it becomes even more difficult to achieve it. It requires discipline, strength, ambition, hard work, and focus. But the feeling of accomplishment in the end of the day is what truly matters. It is what makes all the efforts worth it. Achieving success is broadly discussed topic among entrepreneurs. Understandably, every achieved milestone is reason enough to celebrate the event. But what can you do to increase your chances of becoming truly successful?
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.” Robert Collier
Learning about achieving greatness from people, who have done that or who have dedicated their lives studying the success paths of other well-accomplished people, is essential element of understanding the ups and downs of the journey. In one of the most inspiring TED Talks, presented by Richard St. John, he introduces to the audience the 8 secrets of achieving success, which are as follows:
- Hard work – nothing comes easily!
- Be really GOOD at what you do.
- Push yourself!
- Serve to the others something of value.
- Ideas matter, so listen, observe, be curious, ask questions, solve problems, make connections!
- Be persistent!
What do you think is the secret to success?