Last Updated on August 2, 2020 by Oyeniyi Michael Barry
Many people ask what success means, But no one actually asked about what it takes to be successful as a student. I wrote earlier on A Complete Guide To Success, am also writing this to broaden our thinking towards how we strive to attain the thing called SUCCESS.
You would have probably looked at everyone out there who has become successful in one way or the other and asked yourself “how did they make it?”.
Truth is every successful individual has a story to tell. Just like the popular saying that goes thus “nothing good comes easy” nobody ever became successful by sleeping back to back without any determination and persistence.
Bill Gates told his university professors that he would become a millionaire by 30, But he became a billionaire at age 31. are you wowed!!!!! , don’t be. it took him a lot to get there, Obviously.
- WHAT IS SUCCESS
- WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER BEING SUCCESSFUL
- WHAT ARE THE STEPS TO TAKE TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL
EXAMPLES OF SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE OUT THERE AND HOW THEY MADE IT.
Success refers to a status that describes a prosperous person that could also have gained fame for its favorable outcome. But what exactly are you trying to do and how can you consider yourself successful if you finally achieve that little goal of yours??
Mark Zuckerberg was different amongst his peers because of his programming skills which he learned at an early age and became a guru at by the time he was already at Harvard University.
He built two popular programs in the school “course match” and facewash. this program was later shut down by the school as they found it to be inappropriate, based on his popularity on campus, Zuckerberg built another social programming site that allows students of Harvard to connect, this he ran out of his dorm room.
That little thing he started in his room sometimes ago, has billions of users today. Do you know what leads to that? It is his dream, determination, and dedication (3D’s)
Determination – according to English dictionary is the quality of mind which reaches definite conclusions, decision of characters, resoluteness.
Literally determination talks about THE Drive that pushes your dream, that particular thing you look up to and aim to achieve something worthwhile or be praised for someday.
Robert Kiyosaki didn’t come from a rich family or hoped on a rich uncle but only held to his dreams which got him where he is today.
Dedication— it’s not easy to achieve anything good like I earlier said that’s why you need dedication there are always ups and downs and if you are not determined towards getting there you won’t
–if Mark Zuckerberg had lacked determination, he would have quitted after the school shut down his two program sites but he pushed on and created another one… You can relate to the story today
Dream – you see yourself become a celebrity who performs and makes everyone go gaga, you created the first flying car in your country e.t.c dream is what you just have but what do you do with this then??
WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER BEING SUCCESSFUL??
If you work on that dream, a day will come, you”ll look yourself in the mirror and say “yeah I’m successful ”
Because everything you ever wished and prayed for came to reality this didn’t come as a result of prayers alone though.
Linda Ikeji vowed never to open her legs to any man for money because she knew her worth even at her young age and you can relate to her success story today.
WHAT ARE THE STEPS TO TAKE TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL?
This has been explained in (1) but it still has to start with your dream, your determination, and dedication.
Make researches on people who have become successful in that line of dream you have and find out how they got there…take some steps they took(good steps) and work more on creating something iconic….
EXAMPLES OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE BECOME SUCCESSFUL AND HOW THEY MADE IT
Bill gates—founder of Microsoft ( 2nd richest in the word barely 65)
Mark Zuckerberg —founder of Facebook made his billions before he was 25…
Linda Ikeji—popular billionaire blogger in Nigeria
Davido—founder DMW record label, singer (a billionaire in his late 20’s)
Wizkid–also a singer in his late 20’s and already a billionaire…
Remember it starts with your DREAM…. while Your dedication and self-discipline follows
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