“Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.” ~John Wooden
Whether you are striving for success in your personal life or you are striving for success in your professional life.... We all want it! However, not everyone gets it! I know you are asking yourself, "Why and what do I need to do to ensure that I do get it?" John Wooden created what is known as the "Pyramid to Success." As one of the most successful coaches in history, he knew exactly what it took. Not everyday was a win, but even those days were necessary to work through.
I want to spend the next few entries carefully constructing the necessary steps to help you discover that there are actionable steps you must take each day on your journey of achievement.
The base of this pyramid is important as it is the foundation. Without these items on which to build, success will either not be attained or sadly, sustained!
One: INDUSTRIOUSNESS ~ There is no substitute for work! Worthwhile things come from hard work and careful planning.
Two: FRIENDSHIP ~ Comes from mutual esteem, respect and devotion. A sincere liking for all.
Three: LOYALTY ~ To yourself and all those dependent upon you. Keep your self-respect.
Four: COOPERATION ~ With all levels of your co-workers. Help others and see the other side.
Five: ENTHUSIASM ~ Your heart MUST be in your work. Stimulate others.
While these all seem basic and fairly easy to execute, be assured they take a very willing and eager person to see each of them through. Think about what it is that you are doing in each of these areas. Are you bringing the best you have or can you do better? I know that these are items that need constant evaluation, but just be aware that they are the foundation to your Pyramid to Success!
To Your Future,