THE THREE KEYS TO SUCCESS
You can read everything you can get your hands on about
acquiring wealth, you can work 'round the clock to achieve your
dreams, and you can try every known method to get ahead, but the
'bottom line' is that there really are only three keys to
"Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by
having some new talent or opportunity presented to them. They
have developed the opportunity that was at hand." - Bruce Marton
It has often been said that opportunity will present itself to
you IF you are in the right place at the right time. That is
probably true for many of us. However, opportunity also presents
itself, sometimes, in other forms - in the form of a challenge
or an obstacle, for example. Indeed, most of the world's
greatest innovations came about as the result of someone trying
to find a solution to a problem!
So timing is important, and being in the right place at the
right time may be equally important. But it may also be that you
simply have to see a problem that needs a solution - or open
your eyes to a disguised 'opportunity' that may be right in
front of you.
2. HAVING VISION
It follows that if you can see an opportunity right in front of
you, you must also be able to see the POTENTIAL in what is being
presented. In other words, you need to be able to ENVISION
success. In order to set your goals to achieve success, you'll
need to know what it will look like when you get there - THAT is
3. TAKING ACTION
There is a biblical quote that goes something like this.. "If a
man asks you to walk with him one mile, walk with him two..."
and the rest of the story has it that you will personally reap
the benefits of 'going another mile.' If you are a person who
DOES instead of SAYS, and especially if you are willing to go
another mile, you are well on your way to success.
Here is where the majority of the people in the world fail. They
think, they plan, they sit around and talk, but they do not TAKE
ACTION. Are you going to be like the rest, or are you going to
go a step forward? Say no more -- DO!
Finally, I would add to these three keys to success one more,
without which the other three are difficult, if not impossible:
ATTITUDE. Most people do not believe in themselves enough to
make things happen. They think that success is only reserved for
the 'successful.' Quite simply, that's not true. By knowing that
you CAN and you WILL be successful - in business and in life --
nothing can stand in your way.