Anyone can achieve anything in life provided one follows and implement certain rules and principles in one's life.
(1) Identify the goal with the long term vision
Have you ever wonder what is the basic reason for your frustration, low self-esteem and failure? It is the short term thinking and narrow horizon. I think somewhere in our mind we follow the philosophy of getting rich overnight or things going to happen quickly. The only solution to this problem is to identify the goal with long term horizon.
You want to do a job or a business is a goal with general focus. You have to identify talent in you or the thing which you enjoy the most. Identifying is a process; here you have to sort out the things or activities which you enjoy. Out of those activities, identify which can be converted into your career.
(2) Maintain steady pace and take incremental steps
What we should do when we face a hurdle or an obstacle? Should we change our path?
No, here lies the another step towards your success, we should:
i) Stay there and identify the problem which is obstructing to move ahead.
ii) Be persistent
Everything takes time to conceive and produce results; even an embryo in the mother’s womb takes nine months before facing the real world.Steady pace and incremental steps taken with persistence and determination is the second step towards your success.
(3) Increase your level of awareness
Are you aware what you are doing? Achievement is the natural product of awareness. Here, awareness is not only having the adequate knowledge of your field, rather ignite your senses by feeling the things around you. Analyse and observe the environment in which you are living through your senses. This is how we can increase our level of awareness.
When you take decision through this level of awareness then things starts to happen smoothly even by your least efforts. Have you ever noticed why the soldiers are asked not to march in unison while crossing the bridge? You know that soldiers marching in unison can break the bridge. The bridge though appears solid has a natural frequency of vibration in it. Any force applied at the same frequency as that of the natural frequency of the bridge, will amplify the vibration of the bridge and there are chances that the bridge may break down.
Similarly, everything whether living or non-living has natural frequency with in itself, if we do our work in resonance with the environment then things can be accomplished with least effort. And for this we have to increase our level of awareness.
(4) Take action
Once, you have identified the problem and evaluated the solution of the problem through your level of awareness; the next thing is to implement it into action. Now, the effectiveness of your action depends upon your timing of the execution and the selection of the option out of multiple solutions available.
Let us understand with an example: You have decided to invest in the stock market based on your knowledge. Now, the outcome will vary based on your timing and the option you have chosen.
When market comes down or crashes, you find this as the right time to invest. Here you have selected the timing of the execution of your plan.Now, you can invest in the following options:
(i) Blue chip stocks: lower and predictable returns
(ii) Mid-cap stocks: more return than blue chip stocks but less predictable
(iii) Small cap stocks: highest returns with more uncertainty
(iv) Or mix of all of above so as to diversify the risk
Your returns will vary based on the investment choice made out of the above four options.
Even if you know each and every thing and are taking right decision with proper timing, you cannot achieve your goal if the passion is missing in your efforts.
Make passion your first and last career choice. If you are no longer enjoying your choice or job then you are not growing. Find something which ignites passion in you. Work without passion is living life without soul.
Therefore, we should not engage our life in doing things rightly rather we should do the right things based on your passion. Passion is something which rejuvenates you, fill you with energy. When you do the things with passion you will realize that how effortlessly you are accomplishing the things.
(6) Keep the things simple
Often people get attracted to the complex solutions and undervalue the simple solutions. In long run, simple business models with simple solutions are the best. But to make the things simple, one has to undergo and study complex forces and their impact. The simple solutions have their own charm and the effectiveness. By implementing above principles in your life, there is every possible chance that you can control over your life and can achieve anything.