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Success drivers

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Need for success

Everyone doesn’t feel the itch to succeed. Some yearn for it relentlessly but fail to achieve it; others seem nonchalant about it and are always accomplishing tough goals with poise. Success has distinct definitions for different people. Nonetheless, the Olympic gold for the runner equates the daily target of the minimum wage earner when he earns his daily bread; success is sweet, success is rewarding and success is desirable. That definitely makes success worth the effort needed to achieve it. And who amongst us doesn’t want to succeed? There is nothing more delicious than the taste of sweet success!

You can never succeed if you don’t want to

This sounds like a corollary to ‘you will always succeed if you want to’! But it’s not that simple. Intensity of the desire does not have a cause effect relationship with the outcome. It does impact the effort put in to attain that outcome nonetheless. And if success is the dependent variable (it truly is), it is contingent on the focus and effort invested in its direction. Excuses are mere defences to mask shortcomings. If there is a will (to work hard), the way usually finds you. The light at the end of the tunnel has tremendous power. If you will it, it will happen.

Find your driver: Believe

If there’s no driver, the vehicle won’t move. It needs the fuel that constructs resilience and power to move on the path to triumph. When you believe, you begin to conceive and only then will you achieve. The foremost driver is faith in one’s abilities and conviction to see the dream of success to reality.

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Dr Shefali Batra is a Psychiatrist and Mindfulness Coach. Connect with her on Instagram @drshefalibatra and read more about her work at drshefalibatra.com.

Dr Shefali Batra

Dr Shefali Batra is a Psychiatrist and Mindfulness Coach. Connect with her on Instagram @drshefalibatra and read more about her work at drshefalibatra.com.