All of us want to be successful in life, it seems that the hope for success is what keeps us kicking. – In school, we wanted to be the valedictorians, in sports we always want to be on the winning team, even when we were young, we always wanted to be the first ones in lines. The special feeling that we get from being better than average is simply bliss, and each day we get up and take actions that will get us more and more of that blissfulness feeling.
Since starting Ark, I have spent a lot of time listening to people who have achieved greatness in their careers, people that I would say are above average, people such as: Steve Jobs, Eric Thomas, Richard Branson, Will Smith, Drake….etc.– When listening to these people, I actively listen and try to find out the exact reason why they succeeded in life/career and how they achieved greatness. – I have found 3 things that make people successful in their endeavors and help them be better than average:
- Passion: I think whatever you do, you have to do it with your heart. – When you are passionate about something you won’t easily give up. – If you are trying to be better than the average, you have to do things that will require more than average energy and effort. When you get discouraged in your endeavors, your passion is what will keep you going. – Plain and simple: Follow your heart.
- Work: This is what makes a lot of people unsuccessful. – Even if you are passionate about something, if you don’t put in the work, you won’t see the fruits. – I started a company which I am passionate about, but a lot of the work that goes into managing a company such as: setting up contracts, meeting with lawyers, studying trends and doing research is not fun, but that is the work that I have to do, granted my heart is not in doing the paperwork but my passion for running my own company helps me get work done.
- Luck: Even if you are doing something that you are really passionate about and busting your butt, you are not guaranteed success. – There is some percentage of luck involved in being successful, and I think luck is basically having the Higher Spirit with you. – To have luck on your side, do good ethical work and remember every action has a reaction, so take kosher actions.