The Great Illusion of Reality – Reality is an Illusion

"Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results." - William James

"Tell me, why is the media here so negative? Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognise our own strengths, our achievements? We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?" - Abdul Kalam

"It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage." - Henry Ward Beecher


The Great Illusion of Reality - Reality is an Illusion

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Success Principles
Success PrinciplesFocus on Efficiency: In business, efficiency is prized. It’s not enough to simply do something well, you must also do it well and fast. Successful people do this; and you should, too.

Pay Your Bills on Time: When you miss a bill, you get charged fees. So, instead of paying your bills on the last day, pay them first. If you have money left over, then use it for other purposes, but don’t do so until you have paid the bills.

Do Not Allow Your Personal Life to Interfere with Your Business Life: No matter what is going in on your personal life, remember to keep work at work and home life at home. Don’t allow a stressful situation with a friend or a relative spillover into your work and prevent you from being effective.

Rationalize Why You Are Worthy of a Promotion: Getting a promotion can be a difficult process. This is why it is important that you spend some time thinking about and rationalizing why you are worthy of a promotion. When the going gets tough, you’ll have reasons that you can use to reinforce your choice.

Remain Proactive in Tackling Challenges: If a big financial or personal event is looming on the horizon, don’t wait for it to come to you. Be proactive in dealing with it, so that you don’t end up cornered and with few options.

Keep Track of Your Finances in a Spreadsheet: Instead of hoping that your finances will work themselves out, play a role in shaping your financial future by keeping track of everything in a spreadsheet. This is often the difference between success and failure in personal finance.

Do More than is Asked of You: Whenever you are given a project at work, make it a point to over- deliver on all of the requirements. Make the boss appreciate your work; and make her have a vested interest in promoting you.

Improve Your Written Communication: Many who are successful and frequently get promoted in the workplace have powerful written communication skills. If yours are lacking, consider taking an English class or purchasing an English textbook.

Be Open-Minded and Accepting of Your Significant Other’s Needs: Just as you have needs, your significant other also has needs. Try to be sensitive and thoughtful in responding to these needs, rather than bargaining with your partner for the best deal you can get.

Diet and Exercise is Important: Regardless of whatever else is going on in your life, proper diet and exercise is something the successful never stray too far from. They know that a healthy body is an important supporting pillar of a healthy mind.

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"Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success." - Henry Ford

"If a man loves the labour of his trade, apart from any question of success or fame, the gods have called him." - Robert Louis Stevenson

You always pass failure on your way to success. - Mickey Rooney

Success in training the boy depends largely on the Scoutmaster's own personal example. - Robert Baden-Powell

The road to success is always under construction. - Lily Tomlin

Most success springs from an obstacle or failure. I became a cartoonist largely because I failed in my goal of becoming a successful executive. - Scott Adams

"For a good 10 to 12 years, I was working non-stop and I wasn't really enjoying my success." - Shania Twain

In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed. - Charles de Montesquieu

"You should put time into learning your craft. It seems like people want success so quickly, way before they're ready." - Lucinda Williams

Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure. - Benjamin Disraeli

"We should measure welfare's success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added." - Ronald Reagan

"The greatest thing a man can do in this world is to make the most possible out of the stuff that has been given him. This is success, and there is no other." - Orison Swett Marden

Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time. - George Bernard Shaw

I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. - Michael Jordan

I wanted to highlight that whole dreadful process in book publishing that 'nothing succeeds like success.' - Doris Lessing

"If we get our self-esteem from superficial places, from our popularity, appearance, business success, financial situation, health, any of these, we will be disappointed, because no one can guarantee that we'll have them tomorrow." - Kathy Ireland

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