Everyone does take a birth. Everyone does get a number of days to live called life. Everyone does get a chance to influence others someday somewhere in lifetime. But Success? No, not everyone is so blessed with this phenomenon. Success, everyone pursues. success everyone dreams. Success, everyone craves for. Success, who else would not want it so bad. Everyone does want to be successful, right? I am 100% sure that you do. You want to be a successful individual, professional, a successful businessman, artist or a teacher. You want it so bad that it often keep you awake. Ain’t it true? It is, right?

Why you are not successful up till now? Have you ever wondered? You might have probably reflected back on your course of life and have had blends of success every now and then…fluctuating to and fro. Some of you might have introduced drastic changes in your way of life to achieve your goals and it might have worked at some point of time for you. But why is that you couldn’t get along lasting success. Have you ever endeavored to cast an observing eye on the lives of successful people around you. They (successful people) don’t live life like yours. They certainly don’t have same priorities as yours. Their comprehension of the outer and inner world is not same as yours. Certainly, there are factors, that are beyond our control, that affect our lives differently as compared to others. But then, there are features that are in total control of ours and we can decide if we want to characterize our life in that way. The ingredients of success are there, it is only recipe that is different for different people. Some of these ingredients are worth sharing with you.

Time is valued by all the great people. The lives of successful people tells us a story of their dedication to utilize time efficiently and effectively. They manage their time according to their schedule and divide it on tasks at hand. They have a proper schedule of doing things exactly at time. They do not overwhelm with activities at one time and enjoy total leisure at other time. That being said, it doesn’t mean that they do not spare time for their family and most importantly for themselves. Of course, they do save time to relax, refresh and reinvigorate themselves.

Managing your time for a certain day is not enough. Working efficiently for few days is not what we are talking about. Consistency is what is required to stand out in a crowd of success hungry people. Consistency in skills and strategies being employed by you to work diligently paves a way to success. Success is not a consequence of a day’s work. You need to pull on as long as you achieve your goals in a sustainable manner. When you hit iron consistently, you can modify it any desirable shape. Opportunities will come along your ways when you, being goal oriented, work hard on regular basis.

Well, utilizing valuable time and working hard consistently are not the only ingredients of your success recipe. A strong team of individuals with expertise in particular skills can add to your strength. If you are resolved to have a solo flight then forget about reaching at your destination. Your journey is, obviously, supported by people who work around you. Successful people always groom a group of individuals that can be called as team. Team-building is one of the essentials of success as you do not only focus on moving forward but also send positive vibes horizontally. People around you need continuous inspiration to remain motivated and encouraged towards achieving goals. Collaboration helps you compensate for your weaknesses and strengthens you. Sometimes a problem we are stuck at can be resolved by the joint wisdom of the team.

Multiple skills and abilities join hands to bridge you to success. Some of these skills have been discussed above. Other, just to mention here, are critical thinking, strong communication skills with cross cultural knowledge, impressive personal presentation, ability to perceive challenges as opportunities and many other. But at the end of the day, what is success for you is what you have to decide for yourself because the notion of success is very relative and depends on your world view. What (skill/ability) is in you that make you stand out of the crowd? Ponder for a while and comment to let everybody know.

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