Written by: Nikoya
People connect jobs and work to success, but these things are external. Success is something that is created internally. Let me explain.
Jobs help to make room for your gift to flourish. They give room for professional growth and cultivation. They provide a platform for you to make mistakes while gaining experience, at your bosses expense. However, jobs are not your work nor is a job a mandate for success.
Jobs are temporary and work is innate; you cannot be fired from work. Work is the act of animating purpose and yielding unlimited potential for unlimited productivity.
Dedication + Persistence = Results
Why do others succeed and others experience failure?
One reason people are successful is because they are persistent.
Persistence is the key to combat differentiation. They keep at what they’ve set out to do.
If you want to put yourself at an instant advantage of others do this: make a decision, make a goal.
Once you’ve taken action towards that particular goal, you’ve placed yourself in the top 5% of all people. Studies show that 95% of people don’t declare a concise, clear life goal in writing.
It is much easier when what you craft as a life goal is not what you do, but is who you you are. When you genuinely love your work, work is natural and it will be apparent that you are in your own domain.
Work is not a job. Work is filled with love and selflessness.
Don’t get your identity tied into a job. This happens a lot. Suddenly you’re 65 and say, “Where did all the years go?”
Wasted talent, ideas, and vision is the most common substance found in the mind of man and of this world.
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan press on has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. “ – Calvin Coolidge
The key to getting past the realm of commonality is persistence! If you keep pressing on towards the highest calling with your realm and industry, you will have no choice but to prevail!
There is nothing new under the sun, so stop waiting to do the next big, huge thing. Those who prevail and become a success have made the investment of dedication.
You were created for excellence. Only you can give to the world what you were created to give the world. The fact that your gifts are embedded into your genome is important, and all gifts a irrevocable. This means that nobody can take your gifts and talent away from you. And nobody can stop you from animating those gifts. But you.
Without activating the mental application of persistence, your application of success will have no choice but to crash and malfunction.
God honors productivity. He seeks fruitfulness. Everything that does not bear fruit He plans to cast into the fire. Animate your gifts. Make goals. Nurture a positive attitude. Remember, you become what you think about.