What are the secrets to success? I probably would not be classified by most people as “successful,” but failure has never kept me from expressing opinions. Observation and common sense tells me there are several secrets to success.
The first and most obvious way to be successful is to set really low goals.
I am a lousy golfer, but my goal was to break 110. Success!
I am not a great bowler, but I set a goal to bowl 300…in a three game series. Success!
See, it’s easy.
If you are not one to set low goals, here is another way to be successful.
I have a friend with a certain amphibious nick name who is very successful for one reason. He never says he can’t do something. He was a history teacher and someone asked him if he could do a public relations project. He had never worked public relations, but he said “Sure, I can do that.” Then he read a book and ended up running his own public relations company. When working public relations for his local police department he was asked if he was good with computers. He said, “Sure, I know computers.” Then he read a book and soon became a criminologist and expert in computer based crime prediction; all because he never said no. Also he is pretty friggin smart. That always helps.
Actually smart does not always lead to success. My father always said, “Some of the most successful people are successful only because they were too stupid to know that what they wanted to do was impossible. Then they went out and did it”
So in summary, to be successful in any endeavor you need to be really smart and never say you can’t do something; be just stupid enough to try to do something that no one else will try because they know it can’t be done…and then do it anyway, or set really low goals.
If I can just get ten people a day to read my posts and anyone to comment, I will consider myself to be a successful blogger.