Success never comes as an accident. It is not a mystery. Success occurs as a result of calculated efforts. It never occurs by chance but by choice; not by default, but by design.
Why do people move forward and some stay stagnant? Why do men cross the road of life and some are stranded in the middle of the road? It is because of their choice differences?
Successful people, all over the world have certain qualities in common despite their religious differences, colour, fields of endeavour, or language differences. To choose success implies choosing the qualities which include vision, diligence, self-discipline, humility, integrity, and courage.
This is the idea or picture in your imagination. What you see is what you get. Whatever your mind can vividly imagine, enthusiastically believe, persistently pursue, must inevitably be achieved. Be sure you write down your vision and make it plain.
Diligence is careful and thorough effort. Henry Ford said, “The harder you work the luckier you become.” Half-hearted effort does not produce half result. Success comes to doers not observers. So be a doer.
Self-discipline is your ability to control your body. Remember, if your body is an organization, you are the CEO, if your body is a family, you are the head. So take charge and full responsibility for your body. Don’t allow your erection to dictate your direction.
Is the quality of not thinking that you are better than others, the quality of being humble. Proverbs 18:12 says, “Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility”.
Is the quality of being complete, unified. Your words and your deeds must match up.
Is the ability to do something dangerous, or face pain or opposition without showing fear. You must be courageous.
This is the introduction of new things, ideas or ways of doing something. Myles Monroe said, “It is insanity to do the same thing over and over and expect different results.” You must be innovative.
Success does not elude those who choose it. When you choose to succeed and incorporate the above mentioned qualities, your success will be inevitably certain.