When making music I sink myself into the process as deeply as I can and forget all of the success. --Enya
Once I watched this video by Team Fearless on YouTube: 10 Habits of All Successful People. Although, these 10 habits mentioned in the video are quite important for anybody's success, I felt there is more to being super successful than just following these habits like a robot. The whole list looks too theoretical. And I doubt that blindly following 10 habits of all successful people, will really make you as successful as they are.
And one day....
I was sitting during my break at work, sipping my coffee when a very unusual thought appeared in my mind. Why only a very few people are able to taste super success? After all we don't have shortage of talent and I have come across many super talented people who have not achieved even ten percent of success what they could have. There must be a reason behind it. So let us analyze.
What makes a super successful man (or woman)
You track the life of any super successful person and you will find one thing common in all of them. Although, they created goal for their lives but instead of being obsessed of achieving their goal, they all were more obsessed with the journey that took them to that goal. They were passionate about what they did. they loved the process that they create to implement their ideas and turn it into something great. I observed this passion in many of them like Elon Musk, Tesla, a few Hollywood stars and sports stars.
If you don't love what you do, you will always be that 10 to 5 guy who keeps taking stress to pay his monthly bills. Love the process of giving shape to your idea and let the outcome be the byproduct of this process. And that is what these successful people do so perfectly well.
There will be many ups and downs before you reach your goal. Learn to enjoy these twists in the life.
It is easier said than done
I know you must be thinking, that it is very easy to say that you love the these twists and turns in the life but problems can never make you happy and they degenerate your enthusiasm. Well, it depends how you look at life. Change your perspective and you will start enjoying these twists and turns.
Let me explain it by an example. Do you love playing video games? What kind of games you love? Obviously the ones that have lots of twists and turns and offer many challenges. You love to overcome those challenges. Just imagine, will you ever love a video game where you trigger a tank by your mouse and it follows the enemy and blasts him very easily? But why you are not scared of failures in the video game? simply because you are playing the game but you are watching the whole scenario as a third person.
Your life is exactly like this video game. Carry on with your work, enjoy it but look at the whole scenario as a third person. Believe me, once you become used to living like that, you will start enjoying twists and turns that life entrusts on you and that is when you become addicted to success. It is as simple as that.
Spiritually speaking, Karma of your previous lives defines 60 to 70 percent of your success. So, if it is all (The outcome) not in your hand anyway, what is there to be scared off? Just enjoy the game.
Difference between the video game and your life
Although, there is a very strong analogy between video game and life, but there is a key difference between the two. In video games many people play similar games and sometimes they compete against each other. Contrary to this, in our lives, we are all assigned a different game. Every one's life is unique. Every one's twists and turns are different.
Hence I will conclude this post with the following:
Let us redefine success. You don't need to compete with anybody. You don't have to be like anybody. Just do what you love to do and don't bother about the outcome or the result. If you enjoy what you do and give your 100%, you are successful.
And finally, all this will work out effectively only if you are a responsible person.
That's why I am 100% sure, Just following 10 Habits of All Successful people, doesn't ensure success. Although, it just improves your efficiency and productivity in life.