kind of funny how many people prefer to ignore some of the
fundamental rules of life when they're trying to reach
success. Many people strive to be successful without
putting forth effort, somehow feeling "entitled"
to their success and becoming very disappointed when it
doesn't come to them.
of the basic fundamentals in success in careers is
effort--how much we put forth and what kinds of tasks we
spend that effort on. One of the basic fundamentals
of success in relationships is listening--learning about
the other person and his or her needs and wants and things
that he or she is proud of. One of the basic
fundamentals of success in home life is acceptance of
others and allowing them to be themselves. All of
these things take effort in applying them, and all are
basic fundamentals that if we work at them will help us to
reach success in certain areas of our lives.
we look at a successful person we often wish that we could
reach such levels of success. But even the most
successful actors went through periods when they
auditioned for minor roles just like everyone else.
Successful business people have gone through times of
difficult and focused work, and they've focused on
applying the basic fundamentals.
basic fundamentals isn't going to guarantee us fame or
fortune, but those things aren't necessarily elements of
success. Success is reaching our goals and becoming
the people we're meant to be, and the way to reach success
is by applying fundamental principles to our lives and our
work. They'll build a strong base upon which we can
build everything else.