Monday, February 04, 2008

Where Are You Going?

The world stands aside to let anyone pass who knows where he is going. David Star Gordon

Successful people do not always have the most education or even the most business sense. They very often have one dominant quality. They know what they want and they believe that they deserve to have it. With this attitude in tow they tend to set about achieving what they want. I don't know if things just seem to work out for them as much as they just seem to have the perseverence to stand the test of time and trials. They don't easily give up or change their goals. They know what they want and are willing to do what it takes to get it. That may well be the greatest success secret that there is. You must first of all know what it is you want and truly believe that you deserve to have it. So, let me ask you the question, where are you going? Victor Frankl said that if you have a big enough why you can overcome any how. In other words, if you have a strong enough purpose you will be able to overcome all obstacles. If you know what you truly want the how to accomplish it will eventually come.

Do you know what you really want and can you make the world stand aside while you go after it?


whatswithinu said...

Amen to that, Rocky!! I have a little equation that helps to remind me of where I am going; Clear Intentions + Actions = Results. I then plug in the bits of the equation. :) In addition, I have also found that when one truly knows and trusts who they are (at their core) anything is possible. Great post, Rocky! Thanks for sharing.

Trevor Gay said...

Great stuff Rocky - determination and focus will always beat qualifications on paper. You can’t teach 'guts' in the classroom. And I speak as one who has ticked the right boxes in academic and management qualifications.

Rocky said...

Our life is certainly defined by the actions we take (or fail to take) You create a whole discussion on the first part of your equation though. The idea of clear intentions. I think that most successful people are really good at that part, they have very clear and defined intentions. I like that. Thanks for the comment.

Guts cannot be taught in the classroom. I think courage is one of those things that is constantly growing and improving in our lives. I recently read a very good book on this topic. It is called the Book Of Hard Choices. It dealswith a lot of topics ofhow courages decisions are made in business. It is often difficult to know what the right thing to do is until you have done it. There are no text books to teach the intangiblesof courage, integrity, passion etc... Thanks for visiting.