Malcolm S. Forbes has famously said that “Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat.” If you are reading this, I am certain that you’ve encountered defeat at least once in your life and still have a burning desire to succeed in your life.
In order to realize our true potential sometimes it is important to do a few important things repeatedly. But, to be closer to the person we truly want to become, it is also important to not give up on few important things. In this post I'll discuss 7 such things.
1. Don't Lose Enthusiasm
“Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” ~ Winston Churchill.
Continuing through failures without losing faith takes a lot of courage. Every successful person on this planet from Warren Buffet, Steve Jobs, to Usain Bolt and Barack Obama have faced failure. The he ones who succeed are the ones who don’t lose enthusiasm in the face of failure.
2. Don’t Lose Courage
“Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.” ~ Orison Swett Marden
Success will eventually come but it won’t happen overnight. But it will come only if you don’t give up. The courage to fight for what you truly believe in counts. It takes continuous courage to keep walking towards the long road to success.
3. Don't Lose The right to be wrong
“Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism.” ~ David M. Burns
It’s ok to be wrong. It’s human. Making a mistake means you tried something new. But, never making the same mistake twice.
“Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
4. Don't Give up on Hard work
“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
It appears that all successful people are lucky. It’s not true. All of them have worked hard before the opportunity knocked on their door. Till the time that does not happen, never give up on Hard Work.
5. Don't Lose the Burning Desire to achieve
“Success is focusing the full power of all you are on what you have a burning desire to achieve.” ~ Wilfred Peterson
It will take a continuous burning desire to achieve that will determine the odds of your success. In the face of defeat, we often give up and our desires diminish. You should keep them burning in order to succeed.
6. Don't stop the Small Efforts
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.” ~ Robert Collier
Success is quite often not a result of hitting a home run. It is a result of small strenuous efforts done over a long period of time that add up in helping you achieve your dream. Never give up on these small efforts as these small efforts add up to become big over time.
7. Don't Lose Belief
Someone once said, that Success comes in cans; failure in can’ts. Always believe that you can. Never for once bring this thought in your head that you can’t. You can and one day you will.