Success is the most desired ambition of the human beings. Every one of us wants to be successful. But only few endeavor towards that purpose consciously whereas others rely on luck and chance to achieve their goals.
The best example in this case is someone who wants to get rich but only has one alternative: playing the Lotto. Of course, there are chances of becoming rich over night, but how likely is it that this will actually happen?
Creating a realistic plan in order to achieve the desired results is vital in any case, no matter how high or low your ambitions are set and how high or low your hopes are.
The safest way to do this is by taking successive steps and gradually increasing your chances of reaching your ideal. The safest and surest.
Try to think of a metaphor and compare your desires with a professional swimming competition.
The first thing you need to do, in order to have chances of winning the race, is to make sure you are not afraid of the water. Before you even consider entering the race you have to eliminate your fears. They are the ones holding you back. But be careful! Some of your fears might save you from getting hurt or failing.
Once you are convinced that your goal is worth fighting for, you have to start the hardest stage in you plan: preparation.
To start with you must learn how to swim if you already do not know. You cannot expect to win a professional swimming race when you don’t even know how to swim. Start with the basics and never skip any steps out of desire of reaching your goal faster. The experience and knowledge you are skipping will probably come back and hurt you later on.
There is a price to pay for everything. Success too has its own price – Hard work
Prepare by taking gradually increasing steps. Swim half a lap first, and then move on to a full lap. Your skills will progress each time and you will soon beat your own lap records every time you enter the swimming pool.
It might take days, weeks or years to prepare for the “race”, depending on what your goals are. The main thing is to enter the race feeling confident in your own success and having all the skills that would allow you to win.
Taking steps one at a time and keeping your plan realistic gives you two important benefits. The order and precision of a plan brings confidence. You don’t feel like you are reengaging each new issue on a day-to-day basis. Organizing your strategy reduces the chances of making wrong moves or taking less efficient decisions.
Secondly, having a sound plan has many psychological benefits and your subconscious mind worries less. This gives you more energy to concentrate on what’s important. You are creating a pattern in your awareness that accepts success and integrates it in your plan.
When both you conscious and your subconscious mind believe in your chances of reaching a goal you benefit from a power of concentration and focus that eliminate outside interference and let you follow the shortest path to success.
Even though chance may still play an important role in your quest to reach your ideal, having a realistic plan lets you change the “unlikely” into “possible”.
Wish you success.
Copyright 2005 Arun Pal Singh