Have you ever wondered if there is a secret to success? One way to uncover this secret is to look at the one thing successful people never do. The one thing successful people never do is to give up!
It is true success comes in all shapes and you can be successful in arrears such as your job, career, and marriage or in sports. The secret to success in all of these areas is having the determination that no matter how many setback you will experience you will never give up. In fact most successful people in the world have failed before. The key and secret to success for these ones has been the ability to get up again once they fell down.
The following people are some example of well known individuals that applied the secret to success and through them we can also learn that if you expect to succeed you should expect failure along the way.
He dropped out of school at the age of 16 and started a student magazine that didn’t do so well. He then opened his own record shop called Virgin and from then on he has successful ventures to his name such as Virgin Atlantic, Virgin music and Virgin Active. However along with these successful ventures also came some which failed such as Virgin Cola, Virgin Vodka and Virgin Clothes. What was Richard Branson’s secret to success? He never gave up!
Walt Disney did not start off successful as he was fired from a job at the Kansas Newspaper because he was not creative enough. In 1922 he started his first company call Laugh-O-Gram which would produce cartoons and short advertising films. In 1923 the business went bankrupt! Walt applied the secret to success and never gave up and then went to Hollywood and started the Walt Disney Company. Today Walt Disney is a huge empire of film studios, theme parks and consumer products.
His first venture to build a motor car was dissolved a year and a half after it was started because the stockholders lost confidence in him. Henry Ford later on raised enough capital to embark on another project but after a year pressure from the financier forced him out of the company again. Later on he managed to find another investor and he started the Ford Motor Company and today his company is one of the most successful companies in the motoring industry.
Oprah Winfrey has to apply the secret to success in her life as she experienced some setbacks early in her career. She was fired from her job as a reporter because she was ‘unfit for television’. Despite the setbacks she experienced she did not give up and today she is one of the richest women in the world.
If you thought there is any other hidden secret to success I hope the above examples have shown you that the secret is not a secret after all. In whatever you do stay determined to succeed and never ever give up!