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How to follow the success recipe in totality

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I recently visited the doctor's clinic and after his diagnosis, he wrote some prescription for me. I had a severe flu and he gave me a variety of medicine along with very specific instructions regarding the quantity intake of each medicine within specific intervals of time.

Prescription drugs will only be effective if you follow the doctor's exact instructions. But what will happen if you consult the world's best doctor but ignore the prescription? If you only choose among the prescribed medicine, take what you like and modify its quantity and schedule, you know what is going to happen.

Similarly, we have access to the world's best proven strategies and recipes of success, we have brilliant case studies in the form of autobiographies of successful people, and we also have living examples in our surroundings.

However, you might wonder why many people are still not successful with such ''open secrets of success'' accessible to everyone. The answer is loud and clear. The issue is not about those success recipes, it is about the people who are not following the recipes in totality.

Every proven success recipe has something in common: discipline, integrity, emotional maturity, courtesy, continuous learning, clarity of goals, learning from mistakes, positive mindset, among others. But what happens if we are not consistent? Ignore one out of many and the desired results will either not happen or will not be sustainable.

So, if you are still asking why you are not successful yet, then review your success recipe. Have you diagnosed by now where the missing link of your success lies?

Handy Hints:

• Everyone of us has access to the open secrets of success

• Discipline, integrity and courtesy are proven success ingredients

• Be consistent in your endeavors to achieve your desired goals

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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