Perhaps the most conventional image of “success” is the intimidating CEO figure – someone running multi-million businesses as he sips his morning coffee in a cosy office space. However, those who fit this description believe that there is more to success than money and power.
In fact, some of the world’s best – from Thomas Edison to Bill Gates – believe that success has more to do with what your goals are. What drives you to create actual progress? What do you believe in? How will you act on those beliefs?
A study shows that previous successful endeavours are those that eventually lead to bigger successes in the long haul. Do you want to put up your own business? Create a thorough business plan (think nature of the business, target market, and a good working capital).
Do you want your child to go to one of the world’s best universities? Invest in a business course or an early childhood education degree here in Singapore. Success does not happen overnight so start setting – and achieving – goals today.
Do not rush. While exhausting all your resources to achieve goals in the soonest possible time may sound like an acceptable risk, remember that there are no shortcuts to success. Save your energy and give yourself some time to recuperate after accomplishing each goal. You will thank yourself later.
Keep setting new goals. This is not to say that you should never be contented. In fact, you should allow yourself some time to celebrate your personal victories to avoid burning yourself out. But after each celebration, realise that it is time to set your eyes on a new prize.
The road to success is never easy, but it can be less intimidating if you take the right steps.