What is the first pillar of success in any field?

“Twenty years from now you will be disappointed by the things that you didn’t do rather than by the ones you did do” Mark Twain.


The difference between success and failure is very small. The slight difference is whether a person takes action or not. Action is the most important habit in translating one’s dreams and goals into reality, from wishful thinking to tangible results. If you want a Ferrari; you can dream about it, however you have to make it happen by taking action to make the money to buy it. The importance of action as a fundamental key to success is beautifully illustrated by an African parable.


“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows that it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows that it must run faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve. It doesn’t matter if you are a lion or gazelle; when the sun comes up, you had better start running.”


If you are serious about your success, then you must get cracking early. It’s nice to think about a stress-free life and to take it easy. There are two problems with this attitude. Firstly, you do not know how long we are going to live. Secondly, there is competition and you had better watch out. You compete for money, attention, job promotion, a mate and a place on the football team. If you don’t want to be left behind, you can’t take it easy. You must take positive action now. The best time for action is now not tomorrow or later.


To be really successful, you better take massive action so that you are not average or good. You are not only excellent, but you are OUTSTANDING. The only way to get ahead is to stand out from the rest. You must seek constant improvement every day.


People are afraid of taking action because they think it’s impossible. It is not impossible to get a great education. It’s not impossible to change jobs. It’s not impossible to move to another country. People confuse hard with impossible. Most things are not impossible they may be hard. However, it’s the hard things in life that give them value. Everything worth accomplishing is hard but not impossible.


If your waiting for everything to be perfect before you take action, then you have the perfect excuse for failure. Do not be scared of failure. Do not fear change, welcome it with open arms. It is what gives life excitement and variety. Get into the theatre of life by taking massive action right now, at this very moment. Be bold. Be brave. Go for it, all out and all in.


So, what is the first pillar of success? Albert Einstein stated it simply as: “Nothing happens until something moves”


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