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Becoming Successful – The way forward

Success is defined as the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.

To be successful the fundamental requirement is to have a “ Purpose” in your Life and work and/or fame.

Being successful means the achievement of desired visions and planned goals.

Furthermore, success can be a certain social status that describes a prosperous person that could also have gained fame for its favourable outcome.

Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self – satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming. Success is an attitude.”

The much-awaited New Year has dawned. All of us are full of hopes, dreams and expectations to be successful in our chosen endeavours in this New Year.

I am sure most of you would have prepared your New Year Resolutions by now. Some of you would have written down your plans and planning to execute those plans. Some will have only wishful thinking. This is not good enough as

“A goal without a plan is just a wish”. By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. So, the people who do not have a plan need to wake up and prepare themselves to march forward in this New Year. Perhaps, they could follow in the footsteps of successful people.

In the pursuit of achievement and productivity, most of the sales and marketing managers and representatives work hard in meeting their targets and project deadlines. In order to get rewards and promotions, they have to work laboriously and face numerous problems, hurdles and obstacles. In view of this, they must be self-motivated and follow the “9 D’s of success”, i.e; Directions, Desire, Dreams, Diligent, Devotion, Determination, Dedication, Discipline and deadlines. This is what I preach to my students. You need to follow the Company Directions and deadlines which are given to you by the management. The rest of the 7 D’s should come from you and you cannot expect those from others. In order to have all “9 D’s” you need to be self-motivated and be inspired. Generally, salespeople expect their managers to motivate them on a regular basis and this does not happen. I strongly believe in what Thomas Alva Edison preached to us; “Genius is 1 % inspiration and 99% perspiration” “Success is 10% inspiration & 90% perspiration”.

You must work hard for something you have thought and planned for, that will lead to happiness, joy, success or well-being This is the ideal definition of hard work. Working intelligently and vigorously at a given task to complete it with maximum efficiency. Make a note that happiness is transient but joy is eternal.

The company rewards will give you happiness, but the hard work done by you to the company will give you everlasting joy. Therefore salary, bonus and vehicle may give you happiness but do not focus on those perishable factors. Rather focus on being joyful by doing genuine hard work to benefit your company, family and society.

It is only hard work that will bring you more and more opportunities to showcase your talents and skills to the world. Keep in mind that you need to consider “work smarter” as well when the need arises. For me, both hard work and smart work are like both hands. Some of your employees may complain that they work hard but there is no result. In this case, let them know that having talent is not adequate. They need to be “tactful” too. This is where ‘smart work’ rewards them. It is equally important that your people should have the “right attitude”. Further to succeed at work and life they should do the things right and right things right, all the times.

You need to ‘plan your work’ and you must ‘work your plan’

The Secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda.

I strongly recommend you to have a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual plan. Plans are nothing, Planning is everything. Furthermore Working on your Planning is the ultimate key to success and that is the secret for success as well.

Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.

While planning you should have “Clarity of Thought”. Further, you need to “ Prioritize and Organize your Plans” as Time Management plays a pivotal role in your success. I would like to recommend the following to be effective and efficient. From your Things to-do list, select them, sort them out as; Urgent & Important, Urgent & Not Important, Not urgent & Important and Not urgent & Not important and then Perform.

Having a Purpose and Plan are prerequisite for success but, in my humble opinion, the detrimental factor for success would be “ Having a Passion”. You need to work with “enthusiasm” & “ energy” daily. In other words, you need to work with zest in Life. These are the secrets to being “unique” and “successful”.

Keep on working hard to benefit your company, society, Family and you in that order and not the other way around. Always be a “giver” and “giver” and not a giver and “taker”. When you do things without any expectations even if the management fails, the Almighty God will shower his blessings abundantly. Then perhaps you will get the things you wanted as well things you never expected which would surprise you.

You will be a truly Successful Person. You may even conquer this World.

Wishing you, your people and the companies a great and successful Journey in 2021 and beyond.

Stay blessed!

(The writer is a Specialist in Professional Communication Skills, Sales and Marketing, Training and an “Inspirational Business Consultant” with 30 years of experience).