Success is in fact, everyone’s ultimate goal – all of us want to embrace success in all facets of human life. In reality, to live rich is one of man’s manifestations of success. Yes, it is true that everyone aspires to be rich and to be successful, yet most have no idea on how to attain success. What is also sad for most people is that, they do not exert effort in analyzing the causes of their failure. Instead of looking for ways on how to cope up and start anew, they just sit down and do nothing. It should always be remembered that men and women of all ages can be successful. However, they must first understand and practice the laws of success.
The law of success follows certain formulas which people must inculcate in their minds and must therefore be practiced by them in their everyday living. The principles of right character such as honesty, patience, punctuality, dependability and the like should be the very first thing to consider when one aims for a success. In addition to, before man can live a rich life, then he should know first how to control and discipline himself.
The law of success involves planning and careful decision- making. Initially, man should have his definition of what success is – for without it, he cannot recognize whether he is already successful or not. From that definition, man should fix his goal in mind. He should set his goal for him to have a clear direction on what to focus on. He should be able to set his priorities according to their level of importance – what should be given more time and attention. It should be noted that one of the basic reasons why some people fail despite their immeasurable effort in life is that, they lack a specific goal in mind. People with no precise aim or goal in life are usually swayed by various circumstances making them unable to succeed.
The law of success also highlights the importance of education in preparing man to attain the goal or goals that he envisioned. Man should learn, study, and most importantly, be educated so that he will be prepared for what he proposed to do. Education includes not only the lessons learned from school, but it also incorporates personality development, leadership, experience, knowledge from other people he met and observation. Thus, through right education, man can creatively think and grow rich.
Another law of success that one should know is on good health. Yes, it is true that without good health, man is horribly handicapped if not totally cut off from achieving his goals and desires in life. Man is supposed to be healthy both physically and mentally in order for him not to be hard up in accomplishing his plans.
With respect to physical health, man must always have sufficient sleep, exercise, plenty of fresh air, a balance diet, cleanliness and proper elimination. On the other hand, for man to be considered mentally healthy, then he should fill his mind with positive thoughts. He must be enthusiastic and optimistic towards the achievement of his goals. A mental attitude of confidence and emotional balance must prevail.
To become truly successful, then man must have the energy, drive, or the constant propulsion to achieve what he aspires for. He must have that inner passion to prod him towards the realization of his objectives. In addition to, man should also learn how to be flexible and resourceful whenever obstacles arise.
He must bear in mind that such obstacles are only part of the race and that he must be flexible and resourceful enough in solving the problems that impede the realization of his goal. Lastly, man must persevere and must continue to seek for the guidance of God in achieving all his goals in life.