James Ouma · Lifesong Kenya · men of influence

8 Pieces of Success

8 Pieces of Success

Six pack1Success, according to Oxford dictionary, is achieving something that you have been trying to do or get. Success means different things to different people. Though this is not exhaustive, here are the 8 pieces of success.

  1. Purpose

Find and have something worth living and dying for. Your purpose could be raising your children or making a difference in other people’s lives. When you find your purpose, life takes on a new and different meaning.

  1. Passion

Sleep, walk, talk and see yourself achieving your vision and goals. Say you want to be a better student (which means you are not in competition with anyone other than yourself), the more you repeat and affirm this to yourself and those near you, the better off you are. Constant affirmations help to remind us of our goals. They also help us stay on track.

  1. Persistence

Don’t give up even when you don’t see results. Most of the time, results don’t appear in relation to the efforts you might be putting into achieving your desired goals. The good thing is; something is happening beneath the surface and you need to keep doing your best in order to see your desired results.

  1. Practice

Keep working. We have all heard the saying, if at first you don’t succeed; keep trying, again and again. Constant practice helps teach us how to do it better. Make sure you keep going whether there are results or not.

  1. Patience

Be patient with those who should (but don’t understand) your vision or goal. And above all, be patient with yourself. Often when people don’t affirm us or fail to recognize and appreciate our efforts, it isn’t cause we are failures. It could be because they don’t understand know how best to encourage or affirm us. Look at it this way. The fact that you are having an umbrella doesn’t stop the rain from falling from the skies! You should, in like manner keep going.

  1. People

Have people around you, even those you cannot stand because they will help you to improve. Seek their opinion, listen and soldier on knowing that no man has succeeded in becoming an island. Read books, listen to audio tapes, ask questions and attend motivational speaking engagements.

  1. Prayer

Involve God in everything you do by seeking His guidance, provision, wisdom and the grace to keep going on.

  1. Plunge in

Launch into what you want to do and just get it done. Do not give procrastination a foothold in your life. Do not wait for the perfect and ideal situation, environment or time. Just go for it and give it your best. Remember, you don’t have to see it on your family tree to attempt it.

The person you struggle with the most, has the most to teach you… about yourself.” – Shawne Duperon

 

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