Success comes in many forms and to each of you the word success will mean a wide variety of things. In spite of the destination being different for each of us, the path to success is very much the same and requires similar traits and skills. Those who have success, are often of kindred spirits, and they practice the same qualities as each other. I had the good fortune to meet a very successful man in Pedro Martin Terra Group CEO who has forged a formidable law career and now runs Florida’s most successful real estate development business. During our meeting we touched on success and had a very interesting chat about the characteristics required.
A great many people will tell you that anything is possible and that you can achieve whatever you set your mind to, these simply aren’t the facts. Whilst there is a good sentiment in these messages, the truth is that a certain amount of realism must be injected into your plans for succeeding in anything. As long as your ideas and goals are realistically reachable, nothing can stop you.
Lose The Fear
Poet Marianne Williamson once said that “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.,” and this is something that chokes many people on their way to success. If you want to achieve something that you have dreamed of, you must stop being scared of failure, or perhaps success, and learn to be ruthlessly pragmatic in your quest for success. Those who achieve success are the people that don’t listen to negativity, they keep on going and when they are knocked down, they go again with fearlessness.
There are very few people in this world who have achieved great success, who have not done so through putting in the hours and driving their life towards their goals. In order to achieve whatever you want, you must be completely dedicated and almost obsessed by the desire to succeed. This hard work will form the basis of everything else that you do and whilst you must always work smart, working hard will certainly help you achieve your dreams.
In whatever you are trying to achieve, you must always remain humble on your way up the ladder to success. Showing respect to the people around you, creating strong relationships and ensuring that you maintain them, are all helpful on the road to success. Whether you are looking for family success, personal success or business success, there is far more value in being good to people than otherwise. You must be tough for sure, but a little kindness along the way will do you the power of good.
The key to real success is not only that your goals are achievable, but also that you can remain focussed on a long term plan, and stay driven.