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This Article asserts at Success as a way of life and explains why you can
achieve success by following in the footsteps of others who have gone
before you.

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Have you achieved success in your life? Yes or no? The answer to that
question is quite simple to most people. You might as well ask a man how
much money he has…it’s the same question. However there’s more to it than
that. Money is a nice manifestation of success, but it is not the key

Success should be less of an “end” in itself, and more of a “means”.
Success should be a way of life. A truly successful man has mastered
life, and thus has control of the direction of his destiny. It is a
characteristic of the world we live in that most men prefer that destiny
to point straight towards the proverbial pot of gold. That is fine as
well. If it is money and riches you want, then you should have it. You
should not be denied!

So how do you get the money and riches? Is it what you do? What about who
you know? Perhaps it’s your geographic location? All of these play a role
certainly; but if you want success, a good way to start would be to find
a successful person and ask him how he did it. Then find another and do
the same. Then find another…and another. Then you can act on your desire,
suitably armed with a wealth of knowledge that would mean you are already
“successful”, even before the manifestation of the wealth you seek. Of
course you have to have the right frame of mind and focus and all of
that, so I am not saying there isn’t more. The good thing about this
approach is – particularly if you don’t know where to start – that you
can also develop the focus by learning from others.

When you arrive at a strange train station and you want to reach “The
Plaza” on James Street, how do you get there? You can consult the
complicated map. That would get you there, if you are skilled at reading
maps. It might be faster to ask someone. The map might leave out the
large body of water that has blocked the path. A person would give you
that information. If you’re afraid of being misled, you could ask someone
else…and then re-consult the map. With this approach, you’ll be confident
of getting to the location long before you actually reach it. It’s that
state of confidence that makes you the victor long before the battle is
It’s the same with success. People who have reached the peak of their
lives (or of life as we know it) have certain habits and carry out
certain actions. They have each found their own way to that point. They
know a way to get there. Most of them know multiple ways to get there,
simply because they have done it. One might sneer at this. It’s easy to
assume that it’s only because they are successful that they have anything
to tell. They might easily have failed, and then perhaps we wouldn’t know
of them. Well, most of them did! In fact, many “failed” repeatedly. I
read somewhere that 4 millionaires being interviewed (each made their
first million before they turned 35) started, on average, 18 businesses
before each hit the jackpot. Imagine 17 failures. Then imagine speaking
to one of them and learning how to avoid, maybe, 13 of those steps. You
would already be closer to your goal.

The point is, as   far as success is concerned, the most important
ingredient comes   from inside you. There is determination, focus, power of
will and others.   Then there is knowledge. It is that knowledge that gives
direction to all   the other forces. Once the direction is known…action!
With that action   comes a definite movement towards the ultimate goal.

So, in closing, I say this…learn from those who have gone before you.
They are many, and their methods are vastly different. You don’t have to
do exactly as they have done, but you can apply their methods and
knowledge to your own journey. Once you act on this knowledge, I can
assure you that you will start to think like a “successful” person. Once
that happens, it is only a matter of time before that success is made
manifest in your life.

Here’s to your success.

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Mike Ward Mike Ward Senior Project Manager
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