Barack Obama Gives Out 10 Best Rules of Success
Greatness is not this wonderful, esoteric, elusive god-like feature that only the special among us will ever taste. It’s something that truly exists in all of us.– Will Smith
Success isn’t designed for a selected few. No one is born a success, everyone has the potential to become one. To be successful requires courage, determination, persistence and big thinking, as well as the motivation to overcome challenges that retard your success actualization.
Life isn’t about following others; you have to find what works for you. That is how you can achieve the success you dream of. You must work on removing the blocks of small-mindedness, comfortability and self-imposed limitations. Good habits, practiced daily, can make all the difference in your life.
Your life purpose or passion may seem like a dead-end or nearly impossible, but it’s part of who you are. Without that mindset, you can make it down the road of life and have a lot of regrets. Success isn’t dependent on money or recognition; it’s dependent on the happiness and fulfillment that flows from what you’re doing! The Big Picture’ is about the grand goals; the big dreams and aspirations people treasure in every stage and aspect of life.
Here are Barack Obama rules of success
Move the ball forward
Wherever you are at the moment, it’s critical to continue to take action. Develop your strategies. Do not hold off on your action simply because your strategies are not fully refined. Waiting for the perfect information or trying to build a concrete plan that covers every possible contingency can paralyze your dream. While it is important to take time and self-reflection to plan well, avoiding action is just as bad (maybe worse) than going forward without a plan.
In Barack Obama’s, “I began feeling the way I imagine an actor or athlete must feel when, after years of commitment to a particular dream…he realizes that he’s gone just about as far as talent or fortune will take him. The dream will not happen, and he now faces the choice of accepting this fact like a grownup and moving on to more sensible pursuits, or refusing the truth and ending up bitter, quarrelsome, and slightly pathetic. ”
Don’t get complacent
Margaret D. Nadauld is credited with this saying; “The time is here for you to stand up for what you know is right. You must judge right from wrong. No longer can you be complacent or go with the flow or wonder what to do. You must decide now which path you will follow and which answer you will give. Decide well in advance, before the pressure is on, what you stand for.”
Things get better if we work on it and stay focused. To achieve your goals, being focused is a great asset. Ego is nothing other than the focus of conscious attention. You need to push yourself to follow a new set of habits, you need to keep your focus on your objectives and your dreams. You need to remind your mind of your main reason to adopt these new habits.
You can’t do it alone
As the saying goes; “No man is an Island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main.” Good leaders know and live this. At the same time, they are independent and self-sufficient; they don’t hide behind others, or shirk their responsibilities by over-relying on others.
“You meet dozens of people who tell you you can’t do it. Surround yourself with the people who believe you will do it. Seek out and spend time with those rare people who tell you, no BS, why you haven’t done it yet, what it takes to do it, and how they could help you do it. Note how this advice works whether ‘it’ is robbing a bank, opening a gallery, or writing a bestseller. “It” is up to you. But you can’t do it alone.”— Heather Grace Stewart
Commit to something bigger
This Henry Ford quotes drive home this topic. “Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.”
Stop making excuses
“Your complaints, your drama, your victim mentality, your whining, your blaming, and all of your excuses have NEVER gotten you even a single step closer to your goals or dreams. Let go of your nonsense. Let go of the delusion that you DESERVE better and go EARN it! Today is a new day!”― Steve Maraboli
Don’t take yourself too seriously
One thing I know is that I’m not perfect and I have thousands of flaws, and made huge mistakes. And so do you! Therefore, why see yourself as someone who should be perfect in all things. Don’t try to perfect your strategy before you go out and begin. Start now and grow into perfection. It is really scary and hurts like hell to see yourself out there. But that’s what it is about.
Stick to your plan
Never be swayed by any decision. Know what you want and be determined. Aim for the top and never allow your dreams to be shattered. Above all, motivation is what you want. Never let yourself to be distracted. A little distraction can jeopardize your entire dream and goals.
I am the Founder and President of Young Leaders Arena. Formerly I was the Chief Editor and program co-ordinator at Walktall. Author of the upcoming Book; Success Recipe: Start up Tool-kit for exceptional business growth. I have written numerous articles on both leadership, business start up, entrepreneurship. I have served as thought leader in many societies and organisations, including the Forum on Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. I obtained my post graduate from the prestigious University of Port Harcourt. I also have a Bachelors from the Delta State University, Abraka. Twitter & Instagram: @Charlessholokwu