by: Tom Cronin
The path to success is a journey in life that we must navigate with faith in your dream and a desire for success that is greater than your fear of failure. All journeys to success have paths that we must choose to take that will be fraught with perils that we can never plan for. We must strive continually to overcome the obstacles that life throws at us to take our mind off course. Success is a way of life; it is an intense desire and enthusiasm for an idea and purpose that makes life worth living for. We must initiate that desire within us, then develop and uphold that yearning to succeed as a pattern, a way of life with a measured strategy for triumphs. We must cultivate and create a vision for our future. We must have a plan, a sense of purpose. We define our starting point, our purpose and our destination to success. What is your final destination?
Passion is critical for our success. It is motivation, a vision for your future, dim though it may be. That vision leads to setting goals, short-term goals and long-term goals, and a plan for your path to success. Resolve is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome indifference, uncertainty or anxiety. A positive mental attitude with a faithful resolve will always yield a successful endeavor.
“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” – Thomas Jefferson
I am not acquainted with any person who has succeeded who has not been able to calculate and take a risk and then lives with the magnitude of their decision – success or disaster. Risk evasion is a sure way to remain commonplace; being innocuous does not promote personal growth. Failure or making a mistake is not a bad thing; its evidence you were discovering new ways to do something, and that’s better than insipid success. We learn from our mistakes, not our successes. Really creative people embrace endangerment. The only thing in life that one regrets is the risks that we did not take and then we watch the successful entrepreneur and wonder how they got there.
“The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.” Sven Goran Eriksson
Life is an unending cause and consequence. If we embrace the challenge to accept our destiny, if we pray to God for wisdom in our time of need and decision making, if we accept the call to Success, then we can bask in the riches that it brings. We will have obstacles, we will have difficulties, and we will have the nonbelievers, but it is the will to survive and thrive that brings us to our destination: Success. We must map out a course of action and follow it through to its final destination: Success. In the middle of adversity lie revelations of future paths to our destination: Success. The victory belongs to those that persevere and maintain a course of action to their final destination: Success. Live life so completely that when the time comes to share your successes and failures it can be said, “you have lived life abundantly, you have shared your dreams and abetted many, you have accomplished much with what I have given you and you have had the courage to live by faith and lived well to your final destination: Success.”