By Adenuga Sunday Joseph
First of all I will want you to understand some important points about what success is not, this is very crucial and important to us as we aspire to get to the top of the ladder in our chosen career. After this I will delve into what I believe success is observing the subject from a general perspective.
Success is not a destination; it is an adventure, a continuous journey that can only end when you successfully make it to heaven.
Success is not luck; you can only get it through hard work and systematic planning.
Success is not money; it is accomplishing your purpose in life. Do you know that some people who have money are not truly successful? I have heard and read about rich people who died lonely, miserable and feeling unaccomplished in life.
Success is not the absence of problems; it is the ability to solve problems that sinks other less determined people in the sea of life.
Success is not been born to a rich family, it is the ability to bring wealth and comfort to a hitherto poor family. Nobody was born a failure or success; we become with time whatever we are now.
Success is the ability to shine out of darkness like God in Genesis 1: 1-3. By this I mean the ability to turn seemingly impossible situation to real time success.
Success is inside you, failure is around you. God is success, and He is inside you see 1John 4: 4 Satan is outside (and around) you and is the cause of every failed attempt. Stop looking around you for success, start looking inward, success is in you, stop looking elsewhere.
Success is your birthright, so prepare for success it is not far-fetched, it is not even around you, it is so near that you can only touch it from the inside of you.
Steps to success:
• Be prayerful. Prayer is the ability to tell God to do for you what you cannot do for yourself. You need to pray all the time to achieve the note-worthy success that you are running after.
• Have a carefully prepared plan of action for each day and work hard to follow all your plans for the day, week, month or year. Nothing leads to success more that following a well prepared plan of action.
• To accomplish the above point, it is a good idea if you can have a list of what you plan to do every day, we call it ‘to do list,’ you need to write down in order of priority the things that you plan to accomplish for the day, week, month and year. You tick each item as they are accomplished, this will help you to have a good appraisal on the progress of your plans.
• Have an attitude to do now anything that must be done. Never postpone any thing that should and could be done, do it now. If you make this your motto, you will succeed beyond any imagination.
Prepare for success by following the above suggestions and you are on your way to everlasting success, wishing you all the best in life.