To Succeed Greatly, You Must…
(1) Climb up from under limitations of circumstances and conditions (2) Do something in such a way that you become a leader in rendering service and securing just compensation for your service.
Read that again!
It suggests personal factors which will make your effort successful. It also suggests process of succeeding, and means of carrying out process.
The determining factors are:
(1) Freeing yourself of hindering circumstances and conditions; (2) Doing something; (3) Being a leader in what you do; (4) Rendering service to others; and (5) Securing just compensation for service.
My discovery of these determining factors was very important to young man I talked with years ago. It revolutionized his efforts and changed him from failure to success. It was also a great revelation to me. Previously, I had believed that success depended on determination, enthusiasm, hard work, et cetera. These are essential in succeeding, but they are not determinants of success.
Assume that I wish to be successful in producing a light green colored oil paint. White lead as basis and linseed oil as medium are valuable assets. A basis and a medium are essentials. But, I can mix a new batch of white lead and linseed oil every day for a year and fail to produce a light green paint. White lead and linseed oil are essential in making a light green paint, but they do not determine greenness. Green pigment is only factor which is a determinant in producing a green paint. To be successful in producing a green paint, I must use a green pigment.
So it is in determining success. Hard work, honesty, enthusiasm, et cetera, are valuable assets-you cannot succeed without them. But, they do not determine your success. Hence, my discovery of five determining factors was a great revelation to me, and it is most important in attainment of success.