Success in life
Success in life is similar to a domino effect — only difference being that in a domino effect the time between two successive events is relatively small and in life it can be considerable — months, years even.
The challenge is that while you work at attaining success, you can never be sure about what event will contribute to your success to what extent. There is simple solution to overcome this challenge. Give your best to whatever you do today and it will shape your future with some rewards in present also.
Past affects present. So give your best to your present before it becomes your past.
What you did at school may have some repercussions for you in corporate world.
If we chose to move on a parallel path and do it right then it may shape the course of your future. People like Linus Torvalds (Linux) and Matt Mullenweg (WordPress) started working on open source projects that later became the core of their life or businesses that they have built.
Are you working on creating a domino effect?
Good deeds that you do today (with or without getting something in return) can help you in future. So keep on filling the bank of action.
Want a new job; create a parallel path, develop an online platform and get a showcase ready, it will cause people to notice you and be willing to partner with you. Same goes for starting a new venture.
Willing to launch a musical or speaking career — work at being good at your craft, find an audience, may be starting at local stage, increase your influence in that small sphere, be seen by the people who matter and move forward. The ideas shared in this paragraph are in condensed form — when you act in these ideas you may take years, but ultimately you will reach there.
One more thing, at times the end result may be different than you planned for. You may have started to become as singer but end up as a song producer. This much flexibility is required if you want to make a mark in any area.
Flexibility should not be taken as excuse for a weak resolve though. Once you have decided that you want to accomplish something be at it and give it your best shot; but also be commonsensical enough to know when to change path.
So where to start?
Start where you are right now. With an understanding that past is past and cannot be changed. Make the best use of your time today and make your mark — on situations, work and relationships — with your tenacity, understanding or ability to take people along. So that your today becomes one such event in a sequence of events that will set a domino effect in place in your life and create for you a future filled with glory, joy and success; or whatever you want it to be.
Do you recall some events in past that have shaped your present?