“If there is no road, we will create it.” The quote belongs to the legendary Hannibal and summarizes in a few words the right mentality to succeed. But the Carthaginian general lost everything in the end, didn’t he? It is true, but at the same time, he went down in history as one of the most capable people to ever set foot on the battlefield. He set a goal for the impossible and almost succeeded despite the insurmountable difficulties. So do we have anything to learn from his words?
Professional success may seem like a huge mountain you can not climb, but it is easier than conquering Rome .
Here are some tips that may sound simple, but if the restraints may seem valuable in your career. After all, success stories are not built in one day.
Patience and perseverance for success
It is good to carefully plan your next moves and wait for the right opportunity. Of course, patience alone is not enough. You will need to persevere many times, go against the odds and not be disappointed in the first difficulty.
The journey of knowledge
Let us avoid the well-known verse of C.P. Cavafy so as not to become graphic. At every step of your career, you need to learn from your mistakes to become better. After all, the twice as sinful man is wise.
No pain, no gain. Yes true. At the same time, however, almost no one ever achieved something significant without having a good time in between. How successful can you be in something you hate?
It may be a cliché, but that does not mean it is not. You do not have to turn a blind eye to negative thoughts all the time, but in no case should they be your guide. Pessimism increases stress, and stress kills the ability to think with a clear mind.
Look at the different perspectives
There is a misconception that the only way to succeed is what they say: my way or the highway. When we increasingly understand the power and importance of empathy, it is good to see things from different angles. Getting into each other’s shoes is an essential skill that can teach you a lot and lead you to success.
Look at yourself in the mirror and tell the truth. If you are lying to yourself, how is it possible for your co-workers to believe and trust you?
Put an X in whatever distracts you from success
Believe in yourself
The same goes for honesty. If you do not, then who? At the same time, of course, there is another important truth: to succeed, you have to step on your own two feet. Expecting your parents, friends, or even God to solve your problems is a dangerous mistake. Even if you inherit an empire, you need to know how to rule it. The others will not be there again.
Plan B for success
It is essential to believe in what you are planning. But even the best-organized business plan can go wrong. Then it would be best if you had a solution to not fall from the clouds. Airbags save lives, as the risk of crashing into rocks is always a breath away.
The danger of burned out
If you think success comes only through relentless and painstaking work without any breaks, you better think again. The body and mind need rest to make the right decisions at the right time for success to come. Nothing is more valuable than a clear mind.