We live in a microwave generation. Everything is measured by how quickly something can get done with as little effort or determination possible. There is concern because many of our young people are not prepared to enter the military or into the job market due to low math and reading skills. Many cannot pass basic tests in math and reading. What a sad situation! Let’s look at the keys for success.
1. Number one of keys to success: Delayed gratification: Some instant success is needed to provide motivation for long term success. But the introduction of modern day technology such as ipods and computers have made delayed gratification a rare pursuit. Now, everything must come easily or be entertaining to captivate many of our young people.
2. Number two of keys to success: Hard work: Now whoever heard of that? When a group of athletes were interviewed, none of them attributed their success to sitting on a couch and vegetating! They had to put in a minimum of 10,000 hours of work to achieve their expertise!
3. Number three of keys to success: The pursuit of a vision: All endeavors start with an idea that is nurtured by consistent visualization of the end result. How much more success could we all have if some time each day were spent in the process of pictuing an outcome?
4. Number for of keys to success: Creating a plan for success: We can sit and visualize for hours on end. The end result will never come unless a success plan is developed and carried out.
5. Number five of keys to success: Persistence: In the process of writing my book, I had to endure quite a few setbacks. I persisted through each one and finally had a finished product. We need to engender and nurture the idea of seeing a goal through to its culmination which may involve circumventing a few obstacles.
6. Number six of keys to success: Enthusiasm: Plans are much easier to implement when a spirit of zest is put into action. When we love what we do, then the actual pursuit of a goal becomes pleasurable. So a positive enthusiastic attitude plays heavily in the pursuit of excellence.
Dear readers, please feek free to share your ideas about keys to success.
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