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The Instrumentations of Success

Posted on September 15, 2015 in People Development

The Instrumentations of Success
Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.~ William Feather

It is no doubt that success looks attractive.

Success means so much to most of us but in reality, very few of us have the qualities to succeed. A person can have the most wonderful dream or best idea in the world but without the correct instrumentations as the driving force, it will remain as it is.

The most momentous driving force would be PASSION. This is the common trait shared by all the renowned successful people across the various spectrums of business, sports and beyond. Passion engages, motivates and inspires us to deliver outstanding results. Thus, the first step – assessing our passion. This is to help us in setting our  goals. Next – following our passion. It requires hard work and absolute attention in pursuing something we love, enjoy and believe in. Lastly – channelling the passion in the right way. Let our passion inspires those around us by capturing their heart and imagination which in turn providing us the vital support we need.

No matter how passionate we are, success won’t come to us through passion alone. Once we have determined our true passion, we shall establish the VISION as another great driving force for success. Vision creates a sense of direction and meaning towards our goals. On top of that, it helps us to understand and clarify the importance of relationships for success. Vision provides the momentum for change and foundation for prioritised activities. From there, we shall channel all our passion and energy towards one single goal with great determination and commitment.  We will be well equipped to shape our own future, anticipating and dealing with all sorts of circumstances, situations and events.

When vision is established, it is time to move from  dreaming to reality. This requires hard-nosed EXECUTION to drive you closer to success. Without action, nothing happens. All too often individuals become frustrated by a lack of progression towards their goals – the main cause of this is inactivity. It is crunch time to launch yourself  by taking action and then observing the feedback of the results. It will reveal so much about your ideas, aspirations, strengths and weaknesses. Set aside time to review and think through where you are on your journey. If you are not getting the right results, put together an action plan on what needs to change. Good work habits help to develop an internal toughness and self-confident attitude that will sustain you through every adversity and temporary discouragement. 

This is the point at which you have moved forward and don’t stop until you’ve reached your destination. This requires DETERMINATION, the next crucial instrumentation of success. It is an uphill task to balance a hectic lifestyle without becoming frenetic.  You may come across barriers that you simply can’t negotiate, or you may find that get blown off course by certain circumstances. If you accept that such situation may arise, prepare your mind for the possibility, then you will be more likely to be able to navigate your way around the problem and get back on the course. As quoted in a Chinese proverb, “It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.” You will realise that this is only a minor setback and keep a cool head so that you can start re-planning your route sooner rather than later. Bear in mind that giving up is not a phrase commonly associated with successful people.

The ultimate instrumentation leading to your success is to be an INSPIRATION of others. It is important to recognise that successful people are usually an influential person, who acts like a magnet, drawing people to engage in the journey to success. First, you must build an environment that others want to be involved in. Next, coach others to reach their full potential by understanding the people’s strengths and weaknesses, and offering constructive feedback. Subsequently, ensure that lines of communication are constantly open by asking for their ideas and opinions on everything from their working conditions to strategy. Finally, the key to remain inspirational to others is consistency in all of the above. This combination of positivity, support, encouragement, awareness and clear direction should help you to lead the people in the right way and establishing a successful team.

When you and your people have achieved success, CELEBRATION must tail swiftly in recognition of the triumph. The celebration is more than a release of emotional energy, it also provides an opportunity to review everyone’s performance at an enhanced level of awareness.  This becomes an extremely effective way to build a stronger team bond, expertise and confidence. After all, success is all down to your mind set. The instrumentations to success will assist you in developing a winning mentality and paving the way to reach your ultimate destination.

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