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Pillars of Success

It is the feeling of enduring happiness and content, that one achieves by fulfillment of objectives or goals, and this may be fairly associated with or defined as Success. Different people from various walks of life may quote it differently.
However may be the definition, it is accomplished by those very few who meticulously plan, execute with discipline and constantly work “smart”, overcoming hurdles, daily challenges, fall backs; controlling distractions, keeping mind focused and devoted upon their goal(s) 24*7.

What is the key to success?


To pluck out the Inessentials, one needs to identify the Essentials in the path. Experiences, open mindedness, willingness to sail forward are few components that aid in this specific process of Decluttering, thereby making this process simpler.
Increasing the rate of productivity, challenging and competing with one’s own efficiency each minute of the day, fuels the win.
One must identify/design his/her ladder of short term objectives, fulfill them with utmost satisfaction, all in alignment with the ultimate goal. That Ultimate goal must be prioritized, subject to constant upgradation with changing times. That is the key.

But how to apply this in Reality?


The Foundation of a person, as I call it the ‘Pillars of Success’, must be strong. They can be broadly divided as – ‘Ethics of Character’ and ‘Ethics of Personality’.
Both must be nurtured efficiently, hand in hand, to grow in life.

What is the Ethics of Character?

The Ethics of Character means to learn and constantly integrate certain Principles in our basic character. Our principles define our character, our character reflects upon our habits and attitude, and that Attitude builds our Altitude. This underlines Ethics of Personality.
The principles one needs to inculcate within nature must include integrity, patience, humility, justice, simplicity, modesty and courage. One must consciously put efforts to guide each action by these principles in day to day life.

What is the Ethics of Personality?

Ethic of Personality simply means our Success is based on our Attitude and Skills. The achiever’s personality is highlighted by Positive Mindset. If one can see, conceive and believe in their goals, they will achieve it. That is the power of a strong mind set.
Your inside must be governed by your Character Ethics and your outside be governed by your Personality Ethics. These are the fundamentals one must learn with time.
It is truly said, there is no defined mantra to success. We customize our story, add on our ingredients to make it a successful one. It is neither comparative nor ultimate, but the most dynamic, forward going process.
Let us understand these points with some famous lines quoted by few of the most successful people of the world.

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Famous Quotes by some highly Successful people :-

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you must keep moving forward.”

—Martin Luther King, Jr.

This famous quote is the embodiment of Courage. No matter what life puts you through, if you have the courage to make everything work in your favour, not just in the good times but especially through the worst times with courage and patience, success will be your gift eventually.

“I did not fail. I just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

—Thomas A. Edison.

Patience is a very important key. You will try hundred different ways to make a thing work, and then end up with one way that will work best for you. That one way will help you achieve your objective. This entire process will work only if you keep trying with patience.

“If you want to shine like the sun, first burn like the sun”

– Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

Each second of each hour in a day is precious. Remember that. Time is money and so must be used in the best possible way. If you work hard and smart,put your full potential and power to fulfill your daily set goals. That’s called burning yourself like the sun each day. No hard work ever goes waste. You learn a new lesson to better yourself every time you fail. So burn yourself each day with utmost amount of hard work towards your goals, you will shine like the sun one day.

“The only difference between winning and losing is mostly not quitting.” —Walt Disney .

Strong will power, this is what is needed in us each day to win any challenge. It is easier said than applied, but it is possible if you have the spirit to never give up. This attitude of never giving up makes our will power stronger and stronger each day, as you move towards achieving your goals.
“All things will give results of superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when every man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else.” -Plato . Focus is what this quote talks about. Once you have set up your goal in a day or plan of the week, your only job to do should be focussing and fulfilling that one set goal. You must put in all your skills, in that one set goal. Hence, the results will be of superior quality and ten times more than what you expected.
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” -Steve Jobs Passion in everything you do becomes a big factor in achieving success. Identify what you really want from life. Build your skills in that. Put efforts to achieve only that. The results will be great. No work is small or big. If you love what you do, you will love it no matter how challenging it gets. So identify what your passion is.

“How poor are they that have no patience! What wound did ever heal but degrees?” -William Shakespeare You can not sow a seed today and expect the fruit immediately the next day. Fruits of success are rewards to those who work smart and hard with patience. There will be ten thousand things that will test your patience. But if your will is strong and you believe in what you are doing is right, patience will be a factor to help you achieve success.

“There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.” -John F. Kennedy Success comes to those who have the habit of taking big but calculated and smart risks in life, knowing there will be failures but those failures will be the milestones in the road to success.
You need to take certain risks in life. Sometimes taking those decisions might not go according to your plan, but not doing anything will definitely not help you in any way.

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” -Henry Ford There are no shortcuts to success but there is that one path which is full of challenges and obstacles that leads us to our desired goals. Success comes in the most difficult ways. The path seems to be frightful to begin with, but as you keep moving forward aiming at your goals, it gives you immense happiness when you accomplish them.

So keep moving forward in life each day. Set your daily and long term goals. Design a plan to fulfill these goals. Put in all mind and efforts each minute of each day to follow that plan with passion, dedication,discipline,devotion, patience, integrity and honesty. Tell yourself positive things and never forget that your mind is your best tool, use it smartly and correctly.

Priya Sharma
Priya Sharma
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