4 Ways To Succeed At Anything
From my experience, and probably from your experience; these are the four factors that decides something you do is successful or not.
1. To be interested in what one's doing
It's hard to succeed at something you don't like doing. E.g doing a job you hate, it works against your success. If you don't like to meditate, not easy to succeed.
2. Just do it
Somethings are harder to than others along the way. Do not ignore them. Just do it. In other words, just pure perseverance. If you keep going, things will just fall into place naturally.
3. Keeping your mind on it. Focus on "it"
If you don't study for your exams or don't spend time doing your work, it doesn't get done. If you don't pay attention to it, it becomes a sloppy job. If your mind is focused on something else, it's harder to succeed.
When you are focused on something, its easier to get tunnel vision. And this focus will help profoundly. You can build focus through meditation or by lessening distractions from life by making life simpler.
4. To adapt, to reconsider.
The problem when you have tunnel vision is that you tend to do thing the same way. You hinder your progress by not adapting to more better, efficient systems. You think what you are doing is the best method and don't want to hear criticism from others on how to improve it. So when someone tell's you this should be done better, you just ignore it. But in reality, reconsidering the way you do things and adapting to new technologies or suggestions is immensely helpful in succeeding.
For example, if phone makers did not move onto the touch screen display after Apple released their first iPhone. Then, those phone manufactures probably died out, just like BlackBerry lost it's popularity due not to adapting fast enough.
Remember, just because you being doing something a certain way for so long doesn't mean it's the right way or the most efficient way.
Thanks for reading and I hope you found this helpful and have realised how common sense success really is. Do something you like, be consistent, focus on the tasks and adapt.
I was inspired to write this article after listening to a monk talk about what the Buddha said on how to have successful meditation practice. And in truth, it can be applied to every part of life on becoming successful. Below is the video by the monk if it is of interest to you.