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Are you familiar with the success game?

Are you familiar with the success game?Image Credit: Supplied

Some years back, a research was conducted on why people take interest in sports. Researchers identified that people generally take interest only in sports with rules and regulations they are familiar with. People feel totally disconnected with sports whose rules they are not familiar with.

My question is, are you equally familiar with the rules and regulations of the success game?

The first rule is that there is always a price tag associated with any type of success. Nothing is free in this universe. In a majority of instances, this price is demanded in advance. For example, if you want better skills set and experiences, then you must be ready to pay the price in terms of self-investment and taking extra working hours to get valuable experience.

The second rule is that for every type of success, there is always a compelling reason or objective behind it, which is beyond the concept of success and failure. That reason is usually in the form of a larger-than-life objective.

The third rule is that you can only attain success if you make the people around you successful, that is, if you attain the status of being helpful and beneficial to others. For example, if you are currently an employee, are you trying to deliver above your job expectations?

The fourth rule is that you need to establish a mechanism to monitor your progress towards the attainment of success. Do you have the courage to face the factual numbers? Success is simply a number game which you must monitor.

The fifth and foremost rule is that success must be always based on ethical and moral values. Are you building your foundation on these?

In conclusion, if you are in the success game, make yourself familiar and committed with the rules of the game.

Handy Hints:

• Invest in self-development like education to better your skills

• Be someone who can be looked up to and motivate others

• Set your goals and establish a way to monitor your progress

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Source: Kamran Ahmed Siddiqui, Special to Jobs & Careers

The writer is Training Manager in a major Abu Dhabi Oil & Gas Company