The Key to Master Success!
The key to master success starts with realising that your current belief, that you do not yet have success, arises because your life doesn't yet match the commonly accepted idea of what constitutes success.
Here's a tip;
You don't have to accept other people's ideas of success!
It's the reason why I wrote the article How Do You Define Success?
I want to add a little more depth though, because it may help you to better understand the key to master success once and for all.
So here you are. You have a vague idea that you want to be successful (well, who doesn't?), but you don't have the fine detail of what exactly that means to you.
...and the luxury yacht...photo courtesy Kurisu at Flikr
Oh, sure! You'd like to have the big house, the expensive cars, the holidays in the sun whenever you want. You'd enjoy a wide circle of friends who ALL
think that you're wonderful, and you'd like to have the occasional huge party for them. You'd wear your designer clothes and your shoes from the collection that would put Imelda Marcos to shame!
Sounds about right to you?
Well, I wouldn't deny you that if that's what you really want, But... I would ask you how by experiencing those things you are experiencing being successful?
You see, when it comes down to it, the money, the houses, the cars, the friends, the fame, the fortune, well, they are all the by-products of success, they are not success itself. If you're chasing those things, thinking that they are success you may be chasing the wrong thing!
Think of the successful people that you know, (or know of). Or, let's pick a few together:
- Oprah Winfrey
- Tiger Woods
- David Beckham
- Steven Spielberg
- Michael Jordan
- Simon Cowell
- Sir Richard Branson
and OK, the list could go on, but it doesn't need to.
On the one hand, we can turn round and say, "All of these people have the 'goodies'. They have the money, houses, cars, clothes, etc."
On the other hand, we can turn round and say, "Not one of these people went out chasing the goodies!"
Now think about that.
Oprah Winfrey wanted to be the best TV chat show host
Tiger Woods wanted to be the best golfer
David Beckham wanted to be the best soccer player
Steven Spielberg wanted to be the best film maker
Michael Jordan wanted to be the best basketball player
Simon Cowell wanted to be the best music and talent promoter
Sir Richard Branson wanted to be the best business person
Not a single one of them turned round and said that they wanted to have more money than others, more or bigger houses than others, more cars than others, more clothes, more holidays, more suits, more shoes or more parties.
What each and every one of those people did was to see the key to master success as being good at something that they did. And they went to work on themselves and on their goal of what constituted success for them. They worked at it, until they'd become the image of what they wanted to be.
Here's the message plain and simple:
The Key to Master Success is to choose something that you want to be good at.
Then do it until you are good at it.
Everything else will follow.
Don't mix up your own idea of success, with what your society and culture would have you believe is success!
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