Success, success, success.
Everybody wants it rather craves it like the ambrosia of Gods which would grant immortality.
Who has it?
The biggest game life plays with us is that whatever we really, really, really want goes away from us and what we don’t, ends up in our lap without significant work.
So, should you and I run after success?
My clear answer after much deliberation is a big fat NO.
I should plant seeds of success rather habits of success, inside me, so that success becomes a by-product rather than the meaning of existence.
A tree’s fruits are it by-products, not the reason it exists, right?
These are the 5 seeds that one should plant in themselves to let success bloom.
Now, everybody has a ballpark idea of where they want to be in life. They would simpler goals like having a car and house by this time, this much money in their saving by this time, getting married by this time and others.
These things are by-products of human existence. You need to go around, so, 0of course, you will buy a vehicle. You need to have a roof over your head, so, obviously, you would want a house for yourself. You are created rather calibrated to procreate, so, obviously, you would want to marry somebody (or not).
Your personal vision should go beyond the run-of-the-mill needs of human existence.
Everybody has the potential to be successful but why isn’t everybody?
First, you would want to blame Pareto, whose distribution would let only 20% of people be successful. Out of 100 people wanting to achieve the same goal only, 20 would be successful.
But, there is still hope right, 20% is much higher than well, nothing.
What will differentiate those 20?
Their vision is what will differentiate them!
At a time, nobody thought phones would fit in your hands, then, came iPhone and now, everybody seems to have one. A single person’s clear vision has led to the creation of Apple brand today. A single person, the one out of the 20.
A clear vision of not having a house, kid or car, but to put a dent in the fabric of the universe.
A clear vision bigger than himself or his existence.
Your vision should be out-of-bounds for you, otherwise, why even dream of something.
Want to write a bestseller? How many sales do you want?
A hundred, thousand or a million?
Your numbers should be bigger than that, a billion, trillion or gazillion, think numbers which will WOW you. Because first, they will WOW you afterwards, they would force you to produce the work that can achieve it.
You can’t just put ‘SUCCESS’ in Google Maps and get a map for your success.
You need to think, think hard, envision yourself and enliven yourself in that moment of success, you need to live in that moment now, you need to believe in yourself, so you get closer to your success each day.
It will come to you. Like everything else, we are also calibrated for success.
A single, spear-headed, clear vision that cuts through all bullshit and obstacles.
That is what defines success.
What is focus?
Focus means when you see something that becomes literally, the centre of the universe. You can actually take the heavenly compass and create the circle that will engulf the whole universe inside it.
You are doing something, you are physically, mentally and spiritually present completely there in that moment?
There is no errand to run, no dues to pay, no things to buy, nothing, completely dead-pan silent inside your mind.
That is focus, a silent mind can create success in seconds.
And it is unwavering, nothing can disturb it.
A single laser-like focus on one single problem.
It won’t move until the problem is solved.
Now, the only way to break this deadlock is for the problem to give and be solved.
You have established a clear vision and you need to focus on it, beyond the veil of time, effort, doubts, obstacles, anything or everything.
You always have your clear vision in your mind.
Until you reach it!
How do you create muscle?
It is not about those all the reps you did, but the few last when you push your own limits.
Everybody sweats even Usain Bolt.
But, that doesn’t stop him from winning.
Then, why should you stop?
You have a clear vision in your mind, you have the focus and now, all you need is sweat and bleed and carve the path to success with your hard work.
You will sweat, you will bleed, but that is the need.
Every challenge is a test of your focus and perseverance, and you shall not kneel.
Perseverance is the power to procreate success.
A thousand things have gone bad, today, nothing worked out.
What should one do?
Sit on the couch and relive the bad, or have high hopes for the next day?
I guess having hopes for the next day is far better than sulking and cribbing on the couch.
This is the power of positivity.
Wherever positivity has prevailed, success has followed.
You can’t expect to reach the heights of success if all you can look at is the abyss of the failures.
Every single failure is like a trampoline, you need to bounce back with the boost of your positivity and scale a new height this time, every time, time after time because you can now persevere.
No man is an island.
You can’t grow alone because you aren’t alone.
Everybody has hopes and dreams which may be different from yours but your paths will cross and you need to interact.
Somethings they will teach from their own unique perspective and something you can teach which saw from the scope of your personal clear vision.
You need to make connections, have people around you that push you to greater heights than before.
For all of this, you definitely need to have people skills in your success arsenal.
You need to know how to communicate your ideas the best to other people, so they understand them and support you.
You need to have good interpersonal communication with others, so, you can good relationships in your life that push to further heights.
People skills is the cornerstone that takes the most honing because alone you can’t do it.
People will give a larger purpose to your clear vision, and that is what in the end, will bestow success on you.
Abhishek Verma is a researcher in the field of deep learning and artificial intelligence. He likes to write about the logical way of self-improvement. Spurred by emotions, he also likes to write poetry. Stay in touch by joining his newsletter. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Mix.