Secret Basis of Success

Is there really a secret basis of success?

I’m often asked this question and I love to respond – because the answer is secretly imbedded in the question.

Understanding these three concepts may provide some answers:

Basis is the main component or ingredient, the basic method or system to get something done or organized; the fundamental principle underlying an idea. In plain English, it’s the starting point to getting something done.

Success is the attainment of a favorable or desired outcome. Your definition of success may differ but the common denominator still the same. Success is the end product of achieving something you’ve planned or desired.

The concepts of the words basis and success are mostly well known and familiar to us.

But this final element is the catalyst that generates the power to get what we desire.

The secret basis of success is: How much do you really WANT IT?

Unless you’ve got that internal drive supercharging your energy and determination to overcome all obstacles – your plans and intentions for success may fall short.

This mindset is evident in the words of Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics:

“When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice. You can overcome and be a winner, or you can allow it to overcome you and be a loser. The choice is yours and yours alone. Refuse to throw in the towel. Go that extra mile that failures refuse to travel. It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure.”

There are countless examples but they all boil down to one thing: Winners want it more than the competition. Nothing is more important.

This is the secret ingredient that separates winners from wannabe’s. The word, “want” to them, means an intense desire, a strong craving, an almost unquenchable need to be better than they were the day before.

Think about it. What gets you up in the morning and drives you to keep going all day in spite of everything? What simulates your mind and energizes your body so that you don’t even think of obstacles; you just focus on your goal?

This is what transforms dreams into action – wishes into results – hopes into reality.

One more thing: The sense of doubt or reservation doesn’t even enter the equation. It just doesn’t exist. This frame of mind is what causes the physical universe to align with your dictates.

Honestly ask yourself this question: How much do I really want it?

Your answer will determine your own secret basis of success.

daniel w. jacobs
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One Response to “Secret Basis of Success”

  1. “How much do I really want it?” the perfect question to remind myself of what I’m really going for. Thank you for reminding me.

    Thank you for the wonderful message.


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