Like a man on fire, they hold fast to an idea, a vision or a grand plan, and find it hard to dismiss it from their minds. They will not let it go; they dream about it, cherish it, brood over it and find all ways and means to develop and fulfill it. In the course of executing their plan, they will encounter a multitude of difficulties. However, all successful men will not submit to surrender easily. Instead, the intensity of their purpose increases with the growing magnitude of the obstacles encountered.Sharing My Personal Experience
After reading the 7 Laws of Success, it was etched in my mind. I began to be more focused and started mapping out my life plan. Here is a page of my diary stating my life objectives and goals written in 1986 when I was only 24 years old.
Successful men always have a strong self-belief. It is the first and foremost essential step towards their achievement. The right belief consists of an altitude of mind that determines the whole course of their life. They dream big and find meaning in their pursuit. It is commonly understood that with the right belief comes the right conduct. For every thought, act and habit, is the direct outcome of a certain fixed belief, and one’s conduct changes along with one’s belief.
Often shown in the way they think, act and live, the belief which dominates the hearts and minds of every successful man is firmly rooted in his innermost self – so much so it becomes absolutely impossible for him to believe in two opposing conditions at the same time. For instance, a successful man who believes in taking risk to fulfil his vision is never overly concerned over the loss of time, resources or pains he might suffer.3. Purpose Also Comes With Intelligence
There are lesser and greater purposes according to the degree of one’s intelligence. A great mind will always be of great purpose while a mind of weak intelligence will be without purpose, and a drifting mind a measure of underdevelopment. What then can resist an unshakeable purpose that dwelt inside a successful man’s mind? What can turn it aside or stand against it?
The weak man who grieves because he is misunderstood, will not greatly achieve; the vain man, who steps aside from his resolve in order to please others and gain their approbation, will not highly achieve; the double minded man, who thinks to compromise his purpose, will also fail.
The man of fixed purpose who has been misunderstood, received foul accusations, or flattered and fair promises, will not yield a fraction of his resolve. Obstacles often stimulate the man of purpose. Difficulties nerve him to renewed exertion, mistakes, losses and pains, do not subdue him – and failures are steps in the ladder of success for he is ever conscious of the certainty of final achievement.
Success will eventually come to the silent and irresistible all conquering energy of purpose.
For such a man with honour and great purpose, he will be revered as the man of excellence and achievement, of success, greatness and power.