Success: What You DO And DON’T Need To Make It Happen

by Zunaira Amjad
Success - What You DO And DON'T Need To Make It Happen

Many people are familiar with the success story of Steve Jobs. He was fired from Apple, then came back and revolutionized the company. Did you know that he had a huge debt when he went to work for Atari? So, what does this mean for you? Well, it means that while there are some things that will help your chances of success, there is also plenty of room for failure. And sometimes failure is inevitable no matter how hard you try to avoid it!


What You DO Need

– A Clear Vision Or Goal: have a clear idea of what you want to achieve or where your business is going.

– Persistence: don’t give up when the first signs of failure come on! Stay strong and keep trying new things until you get it right.

– The Right Attitude (Optimistic): there is a lot of negativity going around and it can be tough to avoid. Don’t let this get you down!

– A Good Plan: No matter what kind of business or product you’re selling, make sure that your idea has been put into writing with clear goals outlined for the future (and monthly/weekly milestones).

– Supportive Friends And Family Members: sometimes you need a cheerleader to keep you going and remind you of your goals.

– Handling Everything Without Stress: The ability to handle everything life throws at you without getting upset or stressed. Your response will determine your success.


What You DON’T Need

– Luck: there’s no such thing as luck. You make your own success. When unseen, unexpected, or unanalyzed factor plays their part we give up by calling it luck. However, we need to work on our analysis and it is also true that despite the hard work there always will be factors that we will overlook. So, luck will always be there. In that case, we need to always have an alternative plan or a mindset to proceed after a failure.

– Money: the more you think about it, the less sense this makes. If money were required to be successful then all of our odds would decrease significantly and we wouldn’t have anything in common with billionaires! And just because an idea is expensive or requires a lot of start-up funds does not mean that it will necessarily succeed (just look at Trump’s presidential campaign).

– A Specific Educational Background: many successful people didn’t even finish school. Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Steve Jobs are all examples of this!

Big Breaks Or Opportunities To Succeed: you will never know when your big break is coming so do the best that you can day in and day out.

– A Lot Of Money Or “Connections”: it will definitely help, but you can make a success out of anything if you work hard enough!

– Genius IQ: there are plenty of successful people who don’t have a high IQ. Research by Harvard documented that success and IQ are not related.


In What Ways Is Success Defined Differently For Everyone?

Success is different for everyone. It's up to you as an individual and your definition of what it means for you.


Success Definition By Famous People In History

There are many different definitions of success.

"So we looked at it, we tried to think about what people were going to need in the future... We didn't want to look back and say, 'Oh we should have done that.' Some things you just decide and then you're going to do all out." - Steve Jobs.
"It's not about money or connections--it's the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone when it comes to your passion... In a world that changing so rapidly, the people who are willing to abandon what worked yesterday, are the ones who are going to improve today." - Mark Zuckerberg.
"The best definition of success I've ever come across is by a man named Zig Ziglar, and he said this: 'Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.'" - Jim Rohn (Famous Success Coach).



There isn’t a “one-size” fits for success. Everyone has their own definition. However, pro advice is: when the first signs of failure come on! Stay strong and keep trying new things until you find your success.

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