Name Nazima Dosani
Pathways to successful life
Abraham Lincoln: “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.” We all want to be successful in life. Doors of success can be opened by our own efforts. Success can be achieved through continuous hard work proper planning and believing in oneself. The pathways to successful life can be classified into three categories the first is focusing on goals, second is positive attitude and the third is being persistent.
The first category in pathways to successful life is focusing on goals. We must define our specific goals by creating a target. Too many targets lead to loss of target. If the target goal is set planning and strategy to succeed can be made. Staying focused on goals help us to concentrate on our goals, and it will gradually lead us to success. If the bull’s eye is the main target then one should focus on the bull’s eye and aim to hit the bull’s eye instead of the surrounding targets. Focusing on too many things can lead to distraction and focusing on the target leads to success.
Nowadays academic excellence among the young is given much importance. While it is perfectly acceptable to strive to achieve good academic results, the notion that only academic excellence guarantees a successful life is not true. Students are pressured into taking more subjects than they can handle and this causes immense pressure among our young. The question is can this endeavour absolutely ...
The second category which leads us to pathways of successful life is positive thinking or positive attitude Nature has given plenty for everyone. We all want victory rather than defeat. This positive attitude towards life will result in success. Crying over spilt milk is a negative attitude. We must promise ourselves that we will be the winner. Positive attitude give us the strength to combat the negative thoughts. Helen Keller said “when one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look at the closed door that we do not see the one opened for us.” Success is grabbing the opportunity with positive attitude and opening new doors.
Last but not the least is showing persistency, which assist in achieving successful life. Those people who refuse to give up or quit in spite of difficulties are the ones added to the list of successful people. If we want to be successful then we should set aside our weakness and let our persistency take first place. The fruits of hard work are delicious. Conrad Hilton, is an individual who showed great persistency when he lost his hotels during recession. He was advised to file bankruptcy by his accountant. He refused and with persistency and determination he became one of the largest chain owners. Persistency is doing things different and challenging oneself while showing qualities of perseverance.
Being focused on our goals, showing appositive attitude and being persistent will lead us to the pathways to successful life. Dreaming big is not a problem but if we advance towards the dream with confidence and proper direction. Life is challenging but successful life is even more challenging accepting a challenge with clear focus, winning approach and hard work will make our life successful.