It is obvious that there is a secret desire that we all carry about – “we all want to be great and famous”. But one simple fact remains: we all cannot become great and famous. I am not being pessimistic; I am only trying to be brutally honest. I have known from many years of research that we all cannot become great because the price of greatness is high, and not more than 25% of any society is willing to pay it. So if you want to belong to the class of the 25% which I belong, a group of people who will make their small dreams become a reality, then you must do the following six things:
1. Discover your assignment
The chances of a person who did not discover his calling making it to the top is very remote. The challenges in life are enormous and if a person is not operating in his area of competence, there is high probability that, that person will wear out easily, lose life’s flavor and possibly resign to fate.
2. Get necessary training
Have you ever wondered why a bank manager of about 50 years of age should collect ten times the salary of a bank gateman who is also 50 years of age? The dividing line is training. Someone once rightly said, “Those who fail to plan are planning to fail”. If you want to turn your dream into reality submit yourself to training. Don’t mind what it will take you to go for it.
3. Meet needs with your gift
One wise man said, “Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care. Dr. Robert Schuller said, “The greatest secret of success is to find a need and fill it”.
If you have discovered your God given talent, start finding how you can turn that into money making machine by developing into what could help people solve a particular problem in their life, which they will be willing to pay for. Meet people’s need with your gift, and then later, you will be smiling to the bank.
4. Don’t fear failure
There are countless ideas and dreams that have died as a result of fear of failure. And let me tell you, if someone didn’t have courage, you will not be having a dress on now. If everyone were to be carried away by fear and doubt, there wouldn’t be aircraft today. Think about it, there would have been no electricity, no cars, no GSM, no fan, no radio, no stove and in fact no houses. The greatest step toward your turning your small dream into big achievement is to throw away fear and doubt and embrace courage.
5. Mount a powerful campaign
One advertisement guru said, “If you don’t say here I am, nobody will ask where you are”. So after you have discovered your talent/calling/assignment, and have been trained or if you know you have patented a product or a service that will bring you success, it is now time to go all your way to tell the world about it. Make the sale and get your money. It’s that simple
6. Hold on long enough
There are many obstacles on the way of a person heading for success. Don’t allow them to stop you.
This is the secret of the great achievers you see all over the place. Put these steps forward and you are well on your way to joining us. See you at the top.