Secret of Sucess

Ten Most Important Attitudes for Success by Elon Musk

Never Give Up

Elon faced two continuous failures in an attempt to send rockets to space which were worth $90 Mn in total. Despite of that the man does not give up and continued with the third successful attempt. ‘I don’t ever give up. I’d have to be dead or completely incapacitated.”

Really Like What You Do

Whatever area that you get into, even if you are the best of the best, there are chances of failures. It is really important that you like what you are doing, because the thoughts will then keep you busy, even if you are not working. If you don’t like it, than I think you will not be able to make it than.

Don’t Listen To The #Little Man

When you start, you get all kinds of advices, both positive and negative, from all around you. One should not give head to such things and should continue trying and be happy about it.

Take A Risk

As you grow old your obligations increase and it becomes much harder to take risks then. So now is the time to do that. “Take risks now. Do something bold.”

Do Something Important

If something is important to you and humanity, you should go and give it a try because its worth it.

Focus On Signal Over Noise

A lot of companies get confused and focus on things which really do not make the product better. “At Tesla, we never spent any money on advertising. We put all the money into R+D, and manufacturing and design to try to make the car as good as possible.” For any given company, they should just keep thinking about, are these efforts that we are spending on are resulting in a better product or a service. If they are not, stop those efforts.

Look For Problem Solvers

Anyone who has struggled hard with the problem will know the inside and out of it completely. While interviewing someone for the company, one should always look for problem solvers, those who have faced problems and has come up with a solution themselves.

Attract Great People

It is a mistake to hire huge numbers of people to get a complicated job done. Numbers will never compensate for talent in getting the right answer. Two people who don’t know something are no better than one, and will tend to slow down progress, and will make the task incredibly expensive. A company is a group of people gathered to create a product or service. Depending upon how talented and hardworking that group is, and the degree to which they’re focused cohesively in a good direction, that will determine the success of the company. So do everything you can to gather great people if you’re creating a company.

Have A Great Product

You must stay very focused on the quality of the product. People get really wrapped up in all sorts of esoteric notions of how to manage etc., but people should get much more focused on the product itself – how do you make the product incredibly compelling to a customer – just become maniacally focused on building it better. “I think people get distracted from that.”

Work Super Hard

Work like hell. “I mean you just have to put in 80 to 100 hour weeks every week. This improves the odds of success.” If other people are putting in 40 hour work weeks and you’re putting in 100 hour work weeks, then even if you’re doing the same thing you know that… you will achieve in four months what it takes them a year to achieve.

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I’ll keep my dream

One day a boy was asked to write a paper about what he wanted to be and do when he grew up.

“That night he wrote a seven-page paper describing his goal of someday owning a horse ranch. He wrote about his dream in great detail and he even drew a diagram of a 200-acre ranch, showing the location of all the buildings, the stables and the track. Then he drew a detailed floor plan for a 4,000-square-foot house that would sit on a 200-acre dream ranch.

“He put a great deal of his heart into the project and the next day he handed it in to his teacher. Two days later he received his paper back. On the front page was a large red F with a note that read, `See me after class.’

“The boy with the dream went to see the teacher after class and asked, `Why did I receive an F?’
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“The teacher said, `This is an unrealistic dream for a young boy like you. You have no money. You come from an itinerant family. You have no resources. Owning a horse ranch requires a lot of money. You have to buy the land. You have to pay for the original breeding stock and later you’ll have to pay large stud fees. There’s no way you could ever do it.’ Then the teacher added, `If you will rewrite this paper with a more realistic goal, I will reconsider your grade.’

“The boy went home and thought about it long and hard. He asked his father what he should do. His father said, `Look, son, you have to make up your own mind on this. However, I think it is a very important decision for you.’ “Finally, after sitting with it for a week, the boy turned in the same paper, making no changes at all.

He stated, “You can keep the F and I’ll keep my dream.”

I Love Failure

Do you feel that you’re failing in life comparing to people around you?

If you lack the reasons to move on with your life, read this inspiring story. This is a story of two guys – Ricky and Antony, both graduated from the same college…

Ricky got a job paying $80000,

Antony could not find anything.

Ricky got the chicks, Antony was celibate.

Ricky went to parties every day,

Antony was wasting his 20s.

Ricky got promoted, Antony was a waiter.

Ricky invested in shares, Antony hardly earned enough to invest.

Ricky lost everything in shares,

Antony found the love of his life.
Ricky was deserted by all the girls, Antony got married.

Ricky was broke, Antony built a house.

Ricky had no sex, Antony made love every day.

Ricky desperately wanted to get married, Antony was soon to be a father.

Ricky resorted to drugs, Antony resorted to his children.

Ricky lost everything, Antony found everything.

Everyone fails in life; not just at the same time or in the same things. But don’t you give up.
Don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t waste energy trying to cover up failure.

Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It’s OK to fail.

If you’re not failing, you’re not growing. – H. Stanley Judd

Right, just fight hard because
success tastes much sweeter after failure.

-Prasannapugazh

Give Up! If you wanna Succeed

Success means something different to every person: like beauty, it exists in the eye of the beholder.  It is your responsibility to determine what success means for you, and how you go about breeding success in your life.

Despite this, there are definitely hindrances to success. These drawbacks are ubiquitous in their ability to deter your success. But don’t fret because if you seek success, and you fear your actions are blocking your desire for success, you have the power and control to overcome the following obstacles.

1. Making Excuses

Stop blaming other people for why you don’t get what you want. Stop refusing to accept responsibility for your mistakes. You make your own choices and you make your own mistakes.In general, stop justifying your poor choices and stop attributing your lack of success to things outside of your control. Successful people don’t do this.

You are going to err. You are going to fail. When this inevitably occurs look within, in a non-judgmental manner, and figure out what you can do better next time. Don’t waste time looking externally by creating excuses for why you didn’t achieve success.

2. Focusing on the Negatives

Yes, there are negative circumstances in life that you have no control over. There are also plenty of positive experiences in your life. I am willing to bet you have more positives in your life than negatives. You are capable of living with a positive perspective. If you want to cultivate success in your life than you need to concentrate on all the good. You shouldn’t disregard the negative, but you don’t have to give it so much of your attention. Otherwise you are never going to be satisfied because you are so focused on the unfavorable conditions of your life. Even if you reach a level of ostensible success, your continued focus on the negatives will prevent you from relishing your accomplishments.

3. Fearing Failure

As I previously stated, YOU ARE GOING TO FAIL! There is no reason to fear it. Rather, you should embrace it. Learn from it, and ultimately improve from it.

When you are successful you know you are always trying your best. When you fail it is not a reflection of you as a person; you are not a flawed individual. View failure as an opportunity to grow, not as something to be feared.

4. Looking for the Easy Way

I want to preface by stating that attaining success isn’t supposed to be an improbable venture where you have to overcome a certain amount of adversity and hardship. I am opining that successful people don’t look for the easy way through life.

Merely strolling through life on cruise control is not the blueprint for success. You need to challenge yourself at times. Push yourself and stretch your limits. Aim to reach your maximum potential, and then go beyond that. That is a success in itself.

5. Beating Yourself Up

You wouldn’t ever beat yourself up physically so why would you do it emotionally and mentally? Learning how to skillfully deal with your thoughts and emotions when you are facing adverse situations is crucial to being successful.

Get upset over things. Express your emotions in an appropriate manner. Be unhappy from time to time. It is going to happen. But don’t ruminate over unpleasant memories and beat yourself up over things that already occurred. Too much time and energy spent on this diverts your attention away from more important endeavors like progressing toward your goals.

6. Being Ungrateful

The best way to establish more contentment in your life is to be more grateful. If you want to push away happiness, joy, and bliss than be ungrateful. Gratitude breeds happiness but it also breeds success. If you are grateful for your life and everything that comprises it you are going to have a less complicated time attaining wealth and accomplishing your goals.

I don’t just mean financial wealth because wealth includes all kinds of valuables. I am not proposing that all financially wealthy people are grateful, and therefore, successful, or that all financially poor people are ungrateful, and therefore unsuccessful.

Being ungrateful is not congruent with getting ahead in life. If you crave success than observe everything you are grateful for. Your gratitude will serve as a compass for your life. It will guide your decision-making, and lead you to success.

7. Concentrating Solely on Your Needs

Hopefully this goes without saying but focusing only on yourself is not going to help you attain success. You could be the wealthiest person on the planet, and it is apparent that you are extremely successful. If you accrued your wealth by taking advantage of people, or by being selfish and egotistical, you are not successful in my book. You probably wouldn’t be very happy either. The best way to succeed in life is by helping someone else!

8. Getting Distracted

You were going to start your book but…You were going to launch your dream business idea but…You were going to travel through Asia but…
I get it. Things come up. Life takes you on a different course. It happens sometimes. But don’t allow yourself to become distracted from realizing your dreams. When distractions obstruct you from your passions than you are moving further and further away from claiming your ultimate successes.

This starts with your daily life. It is fun and often necessary to log onto Facebook and check emails, but don’t allow the modern technological age to prevent you from the work that needs to be finished today. Success is based on working toward your goals while not letting disruptions hinder that.

9. Living Aimlessly

It is your responsibility to ascertain your life goals and objectives. Being successful means you are fulfilling your life’s purpose every day.
Whether your purpose is super ambitious such as solving world hunger or more feasible like being happy, doesn’t matter. The point is that you are aiming to be the best you can be. Steadily wandering through life without any ambitions or without contributing anything to society is not what successful people do.

10. Giving Up

When you face an improbable obstacle in life how do you respond? Do you give up, or do you keep pressing on? Successful people don’t give up. They commit themselves to reaching their final destination. They may not ever get there, but they don’t allow impediments to prevent them from trying. This means continuing on despite failures and disappointments.

Success encompasses a lot of different arenas. What works for financial success may not translate into relationship success. Being successful as an athlete doesn’t necessarily make you successful as a student as well. There are varying degrees of success depending on what situation you are in.

Regardless, the fundamental backbone of success is trying your best. If you put forth your best effort, without harming others in the process, than you are a successful person. This can apply to work, family, friends, relationships, hobbies, etc. As the late great John Wooden said, “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.” I think that sums it up beautifully.

Set a goal for yourself

“Time is limited. If I can make good use of it, I’ll be much more successful. So I’m going to be more productive.”