The Road to Success
The desire for success is a universal trait that is innate in humans. When approached properly, it is a wonderful impulse that drives us, unites us and pushes our achievements above and beyond. The desire to be successful is what drives every entrepreneur, every top PR firm and every Fortune 500 company.
Better, faster, stronger
In 1961, The Soviet Union sent Yuri Gagarin into space. A phenomenal feat for mankind was accomplished. The Americans, eager to be more successful than their Cold War counterparts, landed the first man on the moon just 7 years later in 1969. Every human achievement, in its essence, springs from a desire to be better, faster, stronger, and ultimately – successful.
The world of business is no exception. It is important to use your desire to be successful to grow your business, and develop your reputation and experience in your industry.
As a PR and entrepreneur working in the creative industry, I find it important to measure success in comparison to those in my sector. What would the Americans have achieved without comparing their success to The Soviet Union’s? What inspires me to succeed in my work is to follow the footsteps of those who have already done so.
Let’s take a look at what some of the world’s greatest minds have to say about how to become successful:
Have an unwavering mindset of success
“I made a resolve then that I was going to amount to something if I could. And no hours, nor amount of labor, nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that there was in me. And I have done that ever since, and I win by it. I know.”
-Colonel Sanders, Founder of KFC
Do what you love
“Paul and I, we never thought that we would make much money out of the thing. We just loved writing software.”
– Bill Gates
Be a man of action
“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”
-Leonardo da Vinci
“The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.”
Balance work and life
“There is an immutable conflict at work in life and in business, a constant battle between peace and chaos. Neither can be mastered, but both can be influenced. How you go about that is the key to success.”
-Phil Knight, CEO of Nike Inc.