If I could I would lay out the sure fire equation of success that will make you an instant millionaire. However, there is no such thing and never can be.
First off success means different things to different people. Your definition of success differs from mine. Success is an individual concept and it may not consist of you being ‘happy’. Confusing, I know.
The first problem of a person’s measurement of success is they measure it backwards. They find a person or persons that have met their definition of success then try to work toward imitating them. As an example the CEO you admire started his career in the mail room. This does not mean you have to start working in a mail room to be a CEO. But people think that way and it doesn’t work that way most of the time. If you are only imitating then you will only be an imitator.
We need to learn from others but imitation, may be flattering to the subject, does more harm than good to you and seldom leads you to success. Too often success is measured not by our contributions but by what we take. Tying all my previous posts together with nice collaborative message bow, think about other people, work with them, contribute to the business to society and your chances of success will greatly increase.
If you feel you are not getting anywhere in life, stop whining about it. Stop blaming. Stop saying it’s bad luck, bad boss, rotten co-workers, unfortunate excuses after excuse. Ability (or talent) seeks its own level.
If you think you have an ability then you must rise to the level where that ability belongs. If you don’t have the ability then you will never magically get there. You will need to acquire it. You will need to put in the years of vast experiences to get it.
“Not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do is the secret of happiness.”
What does that mean. Success is getting what you want and happiness is wanted what you get. Why can’t you have both? If you can get some of what you want and be happy with it after you get it the you have it made.
When it comes to the success you are striving for stop worrying about reaching complete security or total success. There is no such thing. Even if there were, why would you want to attain it? If you achieved all there is to achieve then where is the thrill from living? Cervantes said once, “The road is always better than the inn.”
Look at your past successes, I know you have them, when you achieved them you lost interest and replaced it with the next goal… right?
Success is defined and achieved by you and you alone. So why are you worrying about how others achieved your success?
Binary Blogger has spent 20 years in the Information Security space currently providing security solutions and evangelism to clients. From early web application programming, system administration, senior management to enterprise consulting I provide practical security analysis and solutions to help companies and individuals figure out HOW to be secure every day.