Wisdom//

Secret Success Mantras That Make Me Thrive

Acknowledge the helping hands that aided in your climb to the summit.

It is an irrefutable truth that people cannot become successful all by themselves. No matter what field you are in, success is always an outcome of your hard work as well as the support and efforts of those around you. 

Behind any successful person, there are always many other unsung heroes who contribute in their myriad ways towards it. Take a look at any successful leader or businessman, and you will find how the success credited to that person is an outcome of the collective efforts of all those working around him. Hence, it is very important to never forget your beginnings. The best leaders are those who always respect their subordinates and all the support workers who help them achieve their goals. For a businessman, it could be the chauffeur or the cook, for a filmstar it could be the stylist, and for a sportsperson, it could be the masseur or trainer. 

It is important to ensure continuation of your effort. Irrespective of how slow the pace is or how difficult the path might be, forward momentum is what eventually gets one through. There are times when you will be completely exhausted, de-spirited and even contemplate turning back. However, what you must remember is that the desired success might just be around the next bend of the road. 

Imagine you are ascending the peak for which you had planned for many years. You keep climbing for hours and fatigue sets in; your body might protest and not move any further. However, you keep telling yourself, “Walk since you can’t run. Crawl if you can’t walk, but do not stop.” After a few minutes of intense conflict, you suddenly find yourself on a flat spot: the summit. Could you have conquered the peak if you had given in to fatigue, barely minutes short of the pinnacle? That’s how it is with life. The key is to keep trying, pushing the limits, and trusting the elements/your support team to help you get through

Another major secret behind a person’s long-term success is the putting together of a winning team, and then placing their faith in that team. Doing good to people, caring for them as you climb the ladders of success, and trusting them to do good are qualities that separate winners from whiners. 

You must also always count your blessings and express gratitude for what you have! Blessings of elders, random people to whom you do good, and the blessings of almighty can help you tide over any situation! 

Last but not the least, the most important enabler of success is having belief in the strength of people who work for you or are on a lower pedestal to you on life’s parameters. You must always selflessly endeavour to support them through their tough times and success will forever be yours.

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