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If I ask you what 3 multiplied by 3 is, you will surely give me an instant answer, but if I ask you what 5643 multiplied by 7654 is, you won't be able to do so. However, if I provide you with a pen and paper, you will be able to come up with the result because you know the method. The key, therefore, is having knowledge of the method.
Life challenges are not in any way different from those complex mathematical equations. If we know the method, we can solve every challenge easily. The best part is that the methods are an open secret in this information age. For example, you can get access to any successful person's life history and learn from him. If you read hundreds of such, you will discover that their approach and mindset are similar.
Their common denominator is that they all possess a positive mind. They focus on the good in each situation. This gives them a margin when looking for better opportunities. They then establish a clear picture of their career and their goals, and lock their full attention and focus towards it. Also, they establish a compelling, larger-than-life reason behind their goals. This aspect has a miraculous power to transform all their goals into a reality.
If they encounter failures, they consider these as failures of their adopted methods, not as a person. So, they change their strategies and figure out the best one. They live in the present; they are not entangled in past miseries or future worries.
These simple methods are well known but not practised by many. These are like lock codes which, if punched in the right sequence, open up a door of possibilities.
Uncover and learn those easily available and time-tested life strategies now. Adopt them to your life for you to become an addition to the enormous inventory of successful persons.
• Establishing clear goals gives one direction in his career or life
• Failures mean coming up with better and improved solutions
• A positive mind makes a difference in the pursuit of success
Source: Kamran Ahmed Siddiqui, Special to Jobs & Careers
The writer is Training Manager in a major Abu Dhabi Oil & Gas Company