Day #1 - Love What You Do, or Do Something Else
You'll never achieve real success unless you like what you're doing. No one has ever succeeded in a line of endeavor which they did not like.
Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you derive from what you do. If you're in a job you hate, face the fact squarely and get out.
It's better to be a failure in something you love, than attempting to be a success in something you don't. Don't set compensation as a goal. Find the work you love, and the compensation will follow.
The more you love what you are doing, the more successful it will be for you.
Day #2 - There Is Always a Good Side
Everything depends on the way you look at things. View every problem you encounter as an opportunity. There is always a good side to every situation.
The optimist sees an opportunity in every misfortune. The pessimist sees misfortune in every opportunity. The optimist sees the doughnut, the pessimist sees the hole.
You can develop success from every failure. Discouragement and failure are two stepping stones to success. No other elements can do so much for you if you're willing to study them and make them work for you.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Day #3 - It Takes Persistence to Reach Your Goal
"Keep trying" is the rule that must be followed if you want to be successful at anything.
Your success will always be connected with your actions. Just keep moving towards your goal. You'll make mistakes along the way but don't ever quit. You may even have to hang on after others have let go.
Persistence means taking pains to overcome every obstacle, to do all that's necessary to reach your goal.
In the end, the only people who fail are those that do not try. All great achievements takes time.
Day #4 - You Do Not Exist For Yourself
You're not an isolated island. You're a piece of the planet, a piece of the universe.
Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement, all success, all achievement in real life grows.
Your success depends on the support of other people. The only hurdle between you and what you want to be, is the support of others.
When you put yourself in another's place, you'll know why they think and do certain things. You can succeed fastest by helping others to succeed.
Always think in terms of what the other person wants. You'll get everything in life that you want if you'll help enough other people get what they want.
Doing things for others always pays dividends. When you help someone's boat across a river, you'll find your own boat has reached the shore too.
©2004 by Max Steingart
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