A collection of writings on various subjects to help everyman or woman survive in a rapidly changing un-certain world. An introductory look at concepts of success, motivation, attitude, goal setting and stress.
What is success? Who do you want to be in future? What are your values? Write them down. What are your GOALS (short and long-term)? WRITE them down. Dream big - have a VISION.
THE RECIPE FOR SUCCESS IN WORK (AND IN LIFE):
1. A clear-cut Vision or Goal. 2. Commitment to and Belief in Goal. 3. Use of innovation and imagination to achieve Goal. Use immense powers of your mind to reach your full potential in life. 4. Effective use of Resources (people, money, technology to effect innovation). 5. Optomism, positive thinking and a Willingness to Take Risks. 6. Faith in God and a strong belief in yourself and what you are trying to do. Pray to God for inspiration and direction. 7. Enjoyment in pursuing Goal. 8. The Provision of Value for Money to people you serve. 9. A Willingness to build a foundation for Long Term Bene-fits. Take a long term view of success, because it usually doesn't happen overnight. 10.Have faith in yourself (or your higher self) and especially in a Higher Power far greater than oneself, God, Supreme Being, Universe, Life, who cares about you and loves you for your unique individuality.
HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL:
Dream big dreams. Have a goal and plan to achieve. Love doing what you do. Listen to advice of your spouse/partner (who knows you better than anybody else). Seek help from those whose skills you don't have. Believe you are a winner, or one who CAN be. Work smarter, not necessarily harder. Fly with eagles, don't scratch with turkeys. Be prepared to take calculated risks. Be aware that opportunities are always around; because problems are opportunities in disguise. Promote your product well. Satisfy customers needs completely. Be decisive, determined and self-disciplined. Encourage others constantly. A strong belief in yourself. A stronger belief in God, a Higher Power, Ultimate Source. and finally, and most importantly, # Be honest, with absolutely highest integrity at all times. For success in any endeavour it is essential to have a POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE (P.M.A.). You can change your negative attitudes. Have optomism + be willing to take calculated risks. N.B: Say to yourself daily, "If it's to be, it's up to me" and you approach life with that ATTITUDE you WILL be successful. * Ask yourself what are your interests, your passions? If you can make your job from your interests you will love doing it. Work smarter not harder. Look for opportunities; they are always around - problems are just oppor- tunities in disguise.
GOAL ACTIVITIES TIME ACTION PLAN SELF DISCIPLINE = SUCCESS ______________ 2. MOTIVATION
You can't buy it - it has to come from within. We are all different with diverse influences on us, eg. environment, biology. REWARDS. Extrinsic motivation comes from outside, eg. fame, recognition, power money. Intrinsic motivation is satisfying,interesting to you.
Three main theories: 1. Desire for ACHIEVEMENT 2. Desire for POWER 3. Desire for AFFILIATION (Sense of belonging)
Also "PAIN vs GAIN" theory or FEAR vs DESIRE MOTIVATION (what if I do - what if I don't, eg doctor advises you to give up smoking. Both are equally powerful. The behav-iour gets REINFORCED).A prime source of motivation is opportunity to feel competent or achieve.