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The Success Journey I.

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Those who have goals and plans dictate to others while those who have no goals and plans are dictated to. ~ Glenn Bland.

I promised to define success in the previous post as we paddle through our journey. We are all success conscious but at varying levels. Some just dream about being successful, others do that and write down goals, targets, blueprints etc but often end there. But some go all the way. They dream, write down goals, plan and work towards achieving these goals. This is what we aim to do going forward.

We need to define success to continue our journey. Like I wrote earlier, success can mean different things to different people. A writer and a trader will obviously have different targets. So also a doctor is likely to set targets that vary from that of an engineer. However, it is easy to misconstrue only the attainment of targets, goals and objectives as success. This thought process trivialises the concept and makes it boring.

A more exciting way of seeing success was described in Success The Glenn Bland Method”, a book my sister gave me back in 1992 on my release from detention. In the book success was defined as “the progressive realisation of predetermined worthwhile goals, stabilised with balance and purified by belief”

Nothing in the book is groundbreaking. Moreover, it is dated and written from a religious perspective but the principles in the book are eternal and relatable irrespective of your background. Additionally, it is a good summary of all you may have read on self-development. Frankly, it ranks among the most important books in my life. I will be doing a review of the book here.

So please internalise the following words:

Success is the gradual realisation of worthwhile goals and objectives.

This is the simplest and most concise definition. Success is, therefore, not a destination but an entire journey in which we fall and rise, learn and unlearn but ultimately grow wiser with inner peace.

Now I’m sure some usual questions have popped up by now;
Who is this person that wants to teach me how to succeed? What credentials does this person possess and what has the person achieved? Well, you can check here for my profile but please do that later. What is important is to know that nobody and I say this with emphasis; NOBODY, but you will determine your success journey.

That means I’m not here to teach you anything you may not have heard but rather I am here to learn with you on a journey where the free distribution of knowledge, peer review, sharing and caring will form the pillars of our growth in what we desire to become.

We will create more communities of practice, tribes and groups for varying creative activities of interest. We will share what we know, so that we all may grow.

Now, once again let’s memorise the simple definition of success:

Success is the gradual realisation of worthwhile goals and objectives.

Here are some things we can do and will be doing.

  1. Set your goals for the year if you haven’t done so. Write them down!
  2. Next is to create a routine. Draw a Time Table and divide hours into tasks. Prioritise the Most Important Tasks MITs because they are the ones you should do in the mornings.

Let’s get these two things done and then get a self-development book of choice we will use as a guide. I will order copies of Glenn Bland’s book and give them out in due course.

Thanks for reading and look out for our next post.

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