October 20, 2018

Your Road to Success? Hard Work


By Telford Aduda

The phrase use money to get money sometimes does not apply, especially when you don’t have the money to spend in order to get money.

This is a classic case where wordsmiths forge potent doom for the unsuspecting because if you believe them blindly you are most certainly on your way down.

Every success story has got a sad beginning. It only takes a great idea, motivation, persistence, and a little luck. However, most successful people share certain habits. The following are the habits that will automatically lead you to success:

Be an early riser
Waking up early will automatically give you the edge over others. Being an early riser gives you a much needed head start, time to exercise or even some much needed personal time to reflect on your day.

Early risers are also happier and more proactive. The math is simple- more time awake equals more time to get things done. Everyone is different, but most people need about eight hours of sleep to be properly rested.

Meditate day and night
Meditation, is an effective treatment for stress, worry, lack of focus, relationship problems, addictions and more. It leads to peace of mind and well-being, greater focus and creativity and better relationships. It seems that successful business people learnt this long ago, but it is not too late to learn. Meditation is a powerful tool, it will help your mind and heart remain focused on what’s important.

Networking involves meeting and getting to know people who you can assist, and who can potentially help you in return. Your network includes everyone from friends and family to work colleagues and members of groups to which you belong. Networking will help you in the following ways: it will strengthen your relationships, give you fresh ideas, raise your profile and give you access to opportunities.

Networking is also a source of new information, advice and support.

Set goals and visualize them
Goals are an important component to achieving success in any endeavor, including the world of business. Goals serve as a guide to keep you on course when times get tough, and prevent you from becoming distracted by unimportant matters. Goals also provide benefits in areas like planning, motivation and the attainment of rapid results.

Successful people do this the night before, or first thing in the morning so that they are prepared to tackle the challenges that await them.”

Manage your money well
Successful people have gotten where they are because they are able to manage their finances well. They invest their money wisely, look for new opportunities and set aside emergency funds. They are more generous and willing to donate to those who need help.


There is an old saying that luck and preparation always meet opportunity. The most successful people set themselves up for success by preparing all the time. Successful people expect luck will find them, and it usually does. Remember, failure must always have a parent, you have to avoid failure by all means.

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