According to Wallace D. Wattles, “Success in life is becoming what you want to be…”
If you want to be successful, you have to live your own life. Focus on your growth and development. Spend your time wisely. Know what you want and how to get it. Success is not coming to you, you are going to meet success. Get out of your comfort zone and embrace the unknown that life has for you.
You can achieve anything in life if you know that success does not come overnight. It takes more than twenty years to be lucky. If you want to achieve anything of value in life, know what you want, know your strengths and weaknesses, and know how to get information you need to succeed in life.
Orison Sweat Marden Said, “Cling to success thought.” Period. You will become what you keep in your mind. if you keep poverty thoughts in your mind, you will attract poverty into your life. If you focus on success thoughts, you will start to attract positive things into your life. If you want to be successful, you must think success all the time.
Be curious. Orison Sweat Marden said, “Man was made for growth.” If you want to be successful never stop learning new things. Embrace change. You can do great things only if you embrace change. There is no growth without change. There is no change without growth. If you are not growing, you are shrinking. Life is growth, and growth is life.
Napoleon Hill was the king of self-help writer. Napoleon Hill was an American self-help author. He is know best for his book Think and Grow Rich which is among the best-selling self-help books of all time.
Here are 10 Napoleon Hill’s quotes, if applied, that will help manage failure:
“Failure brings with it the seed of of an equivalent success.”- Napoleon Hill, Outwitting The Devil
“Failure and temporary defeat are part of the journey to finding true success.”- Napoleon Hill, Outwitting The Devil
“Most real failures are due to limitations which men set up in their minds.”- Napoleon Hill
“Failure is a man-made circumstances. It’s never real until it has been accepted by man as permanent.”- Napoleon Hill
“Failure is a state of mind; therefore, it is something an individual can control until he neglects to exercise this privilege.”- Napoleon Hill
“Failure brings a climax in which one has the privilege of clearing his mind of fear and making a new start in another direction.”- Napoleon Hill
“Failure proves conclusively that something is wrong with one’s aims or the plans by which the object of the aims is sought.”- Napoleon Hill
“Failure … forces people to learn many truths they would never discover without it.”- Napoleon Hill
“Drifting is the most common cause of failure in every walk of life.”- Napoleon Hill
“The ‘capacity to surmount failure without being discouraged’ is ‘the chief asset of every man who attains outstanding success in any calling.”- Napoleon Hill
Success is a process. It is not a final stop. If you want to really be successful, you must do the right things. Successful people are successful because they do what others are not willing to do, and they don’t do what others do.
“You can do anything if you believe you can do it. You can’t do anything if you believe you can’t do anything.”
If you want more beautiful things in life, do
things in beautiful ways. You must give beautiful things to people, and people
will give beautiful things back to you.
Here are six things that successful people DON’T do:
don’t waste time.
Successful people don’t waste their time. They value their time. They do the right and the most important things first. They don’t waste their time living in the past. They don’t waste their time living in the future. They waste their time living in the moment.
“All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that.”– Baltasar Gracian
don’t try to change what they cannot change.
Successful people know what they can change, and
they change it. Successful people know what they cannot change, and they don’t
even try to change it. If you try to change what you cannot change, you are
just wasting your time.
“Life is not orderly. No matter how we try to make it so, right in the middle of it we die, lose a leg, fall in love, drop a jar of applesauce.”-Natalie Goldberg, zen practitioner
don’t fear success.
Successful people don’t fear success. They embrace
it. They welcome it. They prepare for it. They are successful in their minds
before they meet success. They know that success comes with discipline, with
responsibility, with focus, and with integrity. They believe in themselves that
they can succeed.
“Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.”– Robert Collier
don’t fear failure.
Successful people don’t fear failure. They embrace
failure. They know that failure is part of the game of life. When they fail at
something, they just keep moving. They don’t blame anyone for their mistakes.
They take responsibility for what happened to them.
“I have not failed I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”– Thomas Edison
don’t doubt themselves.
Successful people don’t doubt themselves. They
believe they can do anything. They believe that nothing is impossible in life.
They don’t doubt themselves. Successful people are scared, but they don’t allow
fear to stop them from achieving their dreams.
“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities. Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own power you cannot be successful or happy.”- Norman Vincent Pearle
don’t search for happiness.
Successful people don’t search for happiness. They give happiness. They know that when you give happiness to people, you will be happy. For that reason, they always try to make people happy. If you want to be happy, make people happy. Add happiness to people’s lives, and they will add happiness to your life.
“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”- Albert Camus
Success starts with taking responsibility for our actions. Successful people take responsibility for their actions. They don’t blame people. They blame themselves. So, if you want to change things that are not working for you, if you want to really fix the mess that you have created in your life, take responsibility. Hold yourself accountable for what you have done to yourself and the people around you.
There is power in taking responsibility for your actions. It gives you control over your life. But if you blame other people for what you have done to yourself, you are giving your power away. You are telling them ‘to control you.’ You are telling them to help you fix your problems. Look, if they manage to help you, who do you think will be the master? To be your own master, to control your life, take responsibility to fix your own mess. Don’t give the key to your life to anyone. No matter what, hold on to it.
Let us see what Pat Summitt says about the art of taking responsibility:
“Accountability is the essential to personal growth, as well as team growth. How can you improve if you are never wrong? If you don’t admit a mistake and take responsibility for it, you are bound to make the same mistake again.”- Pat Summitt, coach
To grow in life, in your career, in your relationships with good people, you MUST learn how to say, “I am sorry.” This is the issue with lots of people, including myself. If you make a mistake, admit it. Don’t try to defend yourself. If you do, you are making the situation worse for yourself, because the person you are dealing with is not going to be happy with you. In order to avoid that, you must be very good at admitting a mistake. That is the only way out of trouble. It is not easy to do. Learn how to say ‘you are sorry.’ Practice it. Make it a habit, and you will overcome it.
“If you don’t want responsibility, don’t sit in the big chair. To be successful, you must accept full responsibility.”- Pat Summitt, coach
If you want to achieve success in life, you MUST learn how to take responsibility. No one will take it for you. Responsibility is holding yourself accountable for your failures and successes. It means you are responsibility for your life. It means you are answerable to yourself. It means you are the one who is in control of your life. If you want to do great things, learn how to take responsibility.
“Responsibility equals accountability equals ownership. And a sense of ownership is the most powerful weapon a team or organization can have.”- Pat Summitt, coach
When you take responsibility for your actions, it means you are the OWNER of your life. It means you are in control of your life. It means you are the one driving your life. It means you are ready to take the rough rough road to success. A sense of ownership is what you need to succeed in life. Whatever you do, own it.