Success, what does it take?
Andrew (Andy) Kemal
Founder/Principal Consultant at INFIX - LIFE COACHES FOR COMPANIES (Kemal Consultants, LLC)
There’s tons of advice out there on how to be successful, but really... what does it take?
For instance, everyone want’s to be an entrepreneur these days— you know, the super successful seekers of a "boss-free" destiny.
But what is the real thing that sparks greatness and feeds success? Intelligence? Versatility? Opportunity? Innovation? Luck? Daddy's money? ;-)
I’ll tell ya' what— it’s D R I V E!
Yeah some people might say "drive" is just what gets them out of bed in the morning, but really everyone has that, well almost everyone right? I’m not talking about that, I’m talking about the kind of drive that makes someone workout at 11pm because that’s when they have time, or the drive to pick themselves up after the 10th failure to try again, or the drive to pursue a life long dream to jump out of a perfectly good airplane with only a "special backpack" on their back :-)
Yeah sure all the other qualities help too— for instance, you need a little luck and you need the smarts to spot opportunities when they arise. However, it’s drive that pulls all the qualities together. Drive is what makes you seize that opportunity by the horns, drive is what makes you try harder next time, drive is what makes you win after a lucky break, and drive keeps you moving forwards when you fail.
Think about it, when you achieved something in your life, anything, what made you win? That swim team medal in school, that first job you got after college, that love interest you romanced, that nice new car you saved for-- what was it that got you there? That determination you had was "drive", the goal was in your sight and you wouldn’t let it go. I tell my kids, get as good of an education as you can because that gets your foot in the door, but drive is what makes you push through and conquer the castle. So, above all, be driven!
Drive is curiosity and determination. It’s the want to know and be something different. It’s having a passion and a goal. It’s your mind, heart, body and soul being in motion towards that goal, like all living things in the universe. That’s where life is, not the alternative of inanimate and dead.
DRIVE can be defined as: Determined Resolute Inquisitive Voracious Enthused.
Be all these things and don’t be passed over by others. Don’t be the rock in the road. Grab life with DRIVE to realize your dreams, pick goals, have focus, make changes, try, learn, modify, retry, conquer, and ultimately succeed.
By INFIX - Life Coaches for Companies.