Here's The Biggest Success Secret of All Time....

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The biggest success secret is that there are no secrets. Yep, I said it.

Deep down inside, everyone knows how to succeed but few are willing to make the effort because it requires work...hard work, at that. Personally, when I used to search for "the secret to success" by buying lots of self-help books, I was getting nowhere. I actually believed that the more self-help books that I bought and read, the greater my chances were for success but I was sadly mistaken.

From my experience, and the experience of others that I've saw, it wasn't until one quits searching for the secret but set a definite purpose, truly desire it's attainment and roll up their sleeves and get busy that they succeed. You already know what you're supposed to be doing to get ahead. The search for the secret is nothing more than a method of procrastinating and lacking faith/belief in one's self. Due to that lack of belief, the person believes that there has to be a shortcut that others utilize to succeed, but that's fiction.

Therefore, stop searching for secrets because there aren't any. The stuff you read in the self-help books are things that you already know (although it doesn't hurt to be reminded of these things). Just think back to any goal that you've achieved in your life before ever reading a self-help book. I can guarantee you that you unconsciously put to use the principles described in those books...thereby proving that you already know what to do in order to succeed -- it's just a matter of DOING IT.
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  • Profile picture of the author sarah23
    The biggest success secret is hard work, dedication and luck.
  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    the secret ..

    you are in full control of what you define as success

    and there is a thing called realative success ..you can make a million dollars a year and feel like a failure if you compare yourself to someone making much more ..and try and live where millionairs live .

    you can make 2 thousand a month and live a much better lifestyle than that millionaire if you live where you want and somtimes you can live right on the beach .
    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

      You are in full control of what you define as success.
      Really well said, Odahh.

      Success = Doing whatever you plan/choose to do in life. And it can be absolutely anything.
  • Profile picture of the author Young Financier
    I see people didn't even read the text and just replied to the title. But, oh well
    • Profile picture of the author Odahh
      Originally Posted by Young Financier View Post

      I see people didn't even read the text and just replied to the title. But, oh well
      i did both ..the assumption i make is the those on this board who read this ..put success in financial terms ..and then add in a visual of what has been marketed to them as success and ..the self editing we learned as children to steer tword things based on how much money we could make .

      so i findit important that success is way more than the financial aspects .
  • Profile picture of the author CG Tsang
    Don't quite agree.

    If everyone already knows the "secret to success". Why are the majority of people not successful? (even though they wish to be)

    Cheers,

    C.G.
    • Profile picture of the author sitback
      Originally Posted by CG Tsang View Post

      Don't quite agree.

      If everyone already knows the "secret to success". Why are the majority of people not successful? (even though they wish to be)

      Cheers,

      C.G.
      My opinion C.G. for the reason why the majority of people are not successful is that they are not willing to sacrifice enough, I think there is a quote that goes something like, "You have to be willing to sacrifice who you are now to become what you want to be" and that can include a number of things, from TV to less sleep, the bottom line is that the most successful people are the ones who are most hungry for that success.

      I agree with Young Financier, there comes a point when you have to stop searching for the answers and just go and make the answers by taking action. Mistakes may be made, but that is how we learn, the best time to start becoming successful is now.
    • Profile picture of the author Odahh
      Originally Posted by CG Tsang View Post

      Don't quite agree.

      If everyone already knows the "secret to success". Why are the majority of people not successful? (even though they wish to be)

      Cheers,

      C.G.

      the problem is in the Us there has been a limited definition of what success is ..

      so we have been drugging boys with adhd to make them study academic subject ..and destorying their self confidence ..while diverting them away from activities that could make them successful .. but instead if they end up in their early to mid twenties ..with the negative effects from the medication.. and possibly with debt from student loans they will never pay back .

      when many of these people had machanicel skills and could have been guided into fixing the stuff that makes our society run..


      the problem is many people sold the Us model of success where actually sold a method of enslaving themselves for a lifetime by constanly being in debt .

      student loans car loan mortgeges ..credit cards ..we have had a debt based growth model in the United states..and china pretty much followed suit ..

      then standard of living is not based on actual quality of your life but how much you can spend .

      who is more successful ..the guy making 100k a year ..but paying 3 grand a month for mortgage and car payment and another 400-800 for loan repayments .

      or the guy who grows and sells 100 pound of gortmet mushrooms ..and 300 or 400 head of lettuce a week..and sells the mushrooms for 8 $ a pound and the heads of lettuce for 2-3 dollers a head ..and makes close to the 100k mark .
      while having very little debt .

      in the view of our modern eyes .. the first guy is living the american dream.. while the second guy though making just as much money.. somehow failed and got the consilation prize.
  • Profile picture of the author Jasonsmith123
    Probably, Your mind already have answers for the decisions it make. Sometimes they are wrong and sometimes right. For Perceptive people it may be up to 7/10 times right which are successful while for Negetive people it may be as less as 1/10 times.
  • Profile picture of the author awesummer
    True. We are the ones who are in control of our lives. In order to succeed, we should go out and do what it takes to succeed. Those books won't make you be successful if you just read it and do nothing afterwards.
  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    can you blame the vast majority of people for being "unsuccessful" when success is used to define the minority of people who are doing better than the majority .

    when in our culture and in todays society ..even a poor person has access to better lifestyle than many kings before 100 years ago ..a much richer diet better medical care, transportation. travel , communication access to information , entertainments ..clothing,

    if somone in the Us ..looks poor but has a better life style than 6 billion other people on this planet..how unsuccessful are they really .
  • Profile picture of the author chrisrhea
    I agree with you that ultimately there are no secrets we have everything we need within us. We just need to remember this but I do disagree with you on the point that we have to use hard work to get what we want. My experience has been that if we focus on what we want in a positive way then the universe will inspire us to positive action. When we go out to throw hard work at something we want to achieve it might work and then again it might not. It seems to me that when we focus our mind and thoughts on what we want and then only act when the action feels good or is inspired then we get the greatest results.
  • Profile picture of the author sssworld
    Well said bro, keep it up
  • Profile picture of the author futureB
    Here is my stand on you post. Yes, one of the secrets is hard work, and many people already knows that it pays when you work hard. However, have you met people who works hard but cant even enjoy, buy the things that he wants and eat delicious foods? While there are some, who works smart, thinking positively, working with the principles of life that was learned from the stories or rich people who are now living a happy, wealthy and healthy life. Honestly there are things that you wouldn't know, that until you havent read or hear, you will know. Most of the time you learn from your mistakes, learn from other mistakes and learn from other peoples success. Believe me, there are miracles in reading books.
  • Profile picture of the author PapaPizza
    I don't buy into hard work as the secret. Lots of people work hard and fail. I do think people get in their own way and that many often sabotage their own success because they're more afraid to succeed than to fail. Failing is so much easier for them and they can blend in with everyone else, not stand out. To be successful, you'll be exposed to the world and that scares the bejeezus out of people.
    • Profile picture of the author Young Financier
      Originally Posted by PapaPizza View Post

      I don't buy into hard work as the secret. Lots of people work hard and fail. I do think people get in their own way and that many often sabotage their own success because they're more afraid to succeed than to fail. Failing is so much easier for them and they can blend in with everyone else, not stand out. To be successful, you'll be exposed to the world and that scares the bejeezus out of people.
      Except I didn't say that hard work alone is the "secret." Sooooo, yeah.

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