Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals. - Jim Rohn

The Path To Success Is Clearly Marked

Everyone should have his or her definition of success. You should not be using the dictionary definition. Success could be a favorable outcome, a result, prosperity, or even a feeling. You can have micro-successes, and you can have an epic win, like a blockbuster, sellout, top ten or record breaker. The formula is not a secret like many think.

“Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.” – Jim Rohn

Others had come before and cleared the path, even marking it for you. We’ve even been given tools like maps and a GPS to help you get to where you are going. However, all you need are the fundamentals and prudence.

Define Your Success

To begin your destination, you must define success. Describe your ideal life; family, health, finances, careers. How would you live your life? What would you do if nothing was impeding your way?

Success Is Clearly Marked

The second waypoint in Jim’s quote is that “Success is neither magical or mysterious.” You just have to look at the top 5 people in your industry and model their behavior. Just do what other successful people do. Learn from the experts and the best. Read books, listen to audio programs, attend workshops and seminars, get a mentor or even a coach.

Success Is About Consistency And Your Strengths

Along your quest, you must remain consistent and apply the fundamentals. To be consistent requires persistence daily. This requires character and the ability to tap into your strengthsĀ like optimism, zest, and grit. You have to do what needs to be done now and look forward to positive outcomes. You have to find your passion and spunk. You have to resolve to push forward in the face of adversity.

Back To The Basics

Finally, apply the fundamentals. Plato said, “The first and best victory is to conquer self.” It is that simple, develop you. You are your greatest investment. Be the best you can be and fulfill your potential. Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard. Develop your values. Emulate those you admire. Do the right thing always. Finally, begin with the end in mind and focus on it, every day.

Examples of tools you might need on your journey:

What other tools do you think you need on your journey to success?

 

  • Well thought-out and outlined post!
    Thank you Kirby. I have learnt a thing or two.
    Blessings to you

  • What a great post! I often equate the success of others with luck, especially when I am not doing too well with my projects. Of course, that’s only when I am being a sourpuss. Success really is something you have to work to get to!

  • De Bolton

    When I realized that I defined my success and didn’t use it as a standard of measurement of others is when I truly became successful. Colossians 3:23

  • Consistency and strengths. When we can find those, we are sure to find success right? I definitely need to focus on consistency!

    • I read a quote today. “Constant dripping hollows out a stone.” ~ Lucretius

  • I think the main tool anyone needs to be successful is what you stated in your article: define what your idea of success means to you. And, don’t be concerned about what the world considers being successful.

    • You are definitely right Mary. We all have a different version of success. We are all unique and have different gifts and passions.

  • I need to change my definition of success. Bringing glory to God is more important than anything else, so I need to work on making sure every area of my life is doing that before I worry about anything else. He will exalt my work if I follow His direction for my life.

    • Thanks Jennifer for the leaving a comment. You are right we should look to God before doing anything else. He provides us with our gifts and strengths. We should seek him first in all things.