Besides commitment and dedication, the other crucial factor that helps people achieve success in life is personal values. This factor is what differentiates people who fall instantly from their stature of success from people who sustain their success and soar to greater heights.
The personal values vary from person to person and every one has a particular set of values because we believe in them. Although one can adopt unethical means and values to arrive at the destination of success, however, as these values are shallow, thus the building of success built on them does not last long. The lines below give some personal values that can help you achieve long-lasting success in life.
One of the most important personal values that can help you sustain the achieved success and rise to a higher level is the value of giving back. It is not common for people to be successful in life; therefore, if you are one of the lucky ones who have arrived at the desired destination in life, then you need to be able to give back to people by sharing your experience with them and guiding them on how to be successful. Doing so will earn you the respect for people and make you feel good about your success. Therefore, for long-lasting success, you must carry the value of giving back.
Produce Good Ripples
The problem with people who aren’t able to sustain their success is that they see things on a superficial level, therefore, they aren’t aware of the effects of the actions they take to achieve success, thus, when the effects start surfacing, the ladder of success starts disappearing from beneath their feet. Hence, to enjoy long-lasting success, you must understand that your actions cause effects, therefore, you must try to arrive at success with positive actions and the positive effects that follow will help you sustain your position.
You must agree with me when I say that no matter how good we are at manipulating our appearances and the superficial factors, sooner or later our true intentions surface, and it is the surfacing of these intentions that the ride down the hill starts for a person. For instance, you want to be a successful business owner and for that, you manipulate all the people you come in contact with, eventually, you become successful, but as soon as the people realize that they have been manipulated and were only meant to an end, they start to move away from you. Thus, the people that helped you build your success, when they move apart the building also fall down. Therefore, it is imperative that everything you do in your struggle must be done with good intentions in mind and you must also remember the benefit of others along with your own.
Making Things Better
Most of us consider success in monetary terms and the digits in the bank balance are considered the weighing tool for measuring success. Let me tell you one thing, money is not everything. Therefore, if your definition of success is making money, then you will achieve it, but sooner or later you will realize that money is not everything and despite so much of it your life does not feel complete and the success does not seem true. On the other hand, if you went behind money with the objective that it will make the life of your loved ones and you better, it will bring bread to all the people who work for you and improve the economic system then you will feel a sense of dignity when making money. Thus, you will stick to making money and keep on making the lives of others better.
Now it’s Your Turn!
What personal values do you think are required to achieve success? In your opinion, what are the factors that can make success last long? What according to you are the factors that change success into failure? Do share your insight on the achievement and sustaining of true success.