Success

Why simply admiring ‘role models’ is wrong and won’t make you successful.

It’s easier to see their success. Not only do we see theirs, we feel it and it sort of gives us pressure but the confidence to come up with ours. We admire and put these successful people on our role-model shelves, and try to build our stories with them in mind and also learn from them. Yet from these seven points, success is not a single-sided coin we see through the successful figures around us.

  1. Success is by mechanism harder to attain. It must be so that only those who deserve to attain are those who can attain it.
  2. Like in a viral image seen online where a man holds a placard to the people in from of him “Success” while words like suffering, rejection and pain are written at the back of his formal jacket. It is so loud  that it can help to cover up all they went through to attain it.
  3. Because we want smooth process and because pain is a hard to endure we also help to hide the pain behind the successful people’s success to create a narrative of a smooth process and high IQ minds involved. Anyone among us who aims success who picks at role models does it with wrong reasons.
  4. Even with the right information about all rockets that took off, your rocket must have its own ways of taking-off. Success is a product of relevant information built by the one who achieved it. Among this information is what one entirely discovers.
  5. That being said. Circumstances differ. The means you have at start is different to theirs and, therefore, the effort you need to put, connections you must build, the type of foundation to be laid and everything else to be put in place differs.
  6. A perfect achievement is a product of paths discovered and straightened up. All successful people discovered their paths but its not all who straightened them up. What is that you should be? You have the power to define that for yourself.
  7. Success is a product of working on the vacuum inside to fill it. If its already filled before you try to fill it you have to empty it and fill it with the right stuff. This is important. Yet from role models we don’t get to see the type of vacuums they filled inside, we only see the landscapes.

If you are to be successful, just know that there is a time to submit and a time to rise to prowess, a time to be the needy and neglected a time to stand up high sufficed. Resist submission when it is the time not to resist it, you’re only failing yourself. Think of yourself as a king when you should be a servant for that story you’re trying to write, you’re only buying yourself more time in servitude.

You can be your own role model. This is the secret in most of the ultra-success stories. A role model to self seeks to keep modifying the self to better standards that can keep up and conquer the needs of the day or fail as required by the situation and learn first-personly afterwards. A role model to self is a deeper understanding of the inner-self and the flaws in there.

A role model to self can become what the self really love to become not what others have. Yourself is the best role model you can have in life. It doesn’t take a lot to see that there are corners of you that need more workings as you tackle the journey.

After all, life must have parts of it sour as a journey. The ultra-successful people who endured pain for years don’t waste time explaining their pain as they even know that we are not willing to listen when they tell the build-up part. So don’t waste your time trying to listen to whatever they say. It is not the true story, the true story is one you are not willing to hear. They suffered a lot. You should, too. Two scientists who discovered graphene in the mid-2000s are simply the winners of the Nobel prices but their story is more than that. They worked hard. They starved. They suffered for it.

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Can you make millions out of a $100 start?

A million-dollar mind that can make millions out of a $100 start.

The article “Can you make millions out of a $100 start” made it here thanks to a $120 old laptop bought in 2020 out $370 I earned in that year.

Whatever happens on this planet. Does not happen without its prerequisites present. To make millions out of a $100 prerequisites for such a thing to happen must be lined up. Some just have to be unique talents. People who can enter athletics and the field of sports, earn and be signed by advertising companies. Such people are few in the world as people who can win the jackpot. But if you are wondering if it’s possible to leap from whatever is in your hands and head straight into millions and even billions, with no talent or a higher IQ involved, this article is the right start.

But you have to be warned. That if you want to make it big in life forget the life you think of as belonging to the big people in money and start working and thinking big. The biggest mission in your life is accomplishing it. It’s not the mission itself. The toughest part is not being assigned or assigning yourself. It’s accomplishing what you must. Otherwise having the mission is for everyone. Accomplishing it is for the few.

Your starting point is valid *Canva
Your starting point is valid *Canva

Among the list of people with personal achievements are people who first couldn’t read, but then learned to read from litter and discarded newspapers with any text written on them and try to read, and learn to read anything. Aren’t you a better starter than them? Reading or writing may be necessary but what’s more important is the persistence you need to build what can break through barriers, and patience to stay at it when you have no reason to do so. What they did is they couldn’t stop trying to read again and again after failing to master what’s written, they simply kept going on and on. Be like them because you need to have to put understanding the world you live in above all. Know why people are paid in the ways they are paid and how to find your own means to be paid.

It is a big prerequisite to have if you want to make millions out of a $100 start, knowing that people are paid through (1) the certificates and qualifications, (2) their minds and (3) their muscle. The first is what we call a formal paying job and salaries or wages are the forms of payment that come at an agreed time interval. The second can be a self-job or a self-system. A self-job is just a job without a salary but rather results in payments at any time sales or appreciation of the value of your work are made and can pay less than or more than a salary. Above a self-job, a self-system seeks to be what employs or gives a job in the process of creating, and hence producing, what’s in the mind of the owner of that said system. A good example is a computer we all use. The software it runs, if Windows, is not free because it was someone’s idea, therefore, someone’s mind, that a piece of software can be sold. Bill Gates took a lead, and that lead upped his earnings. You don’t need to drop out of college but you may need to avoid the job when time allows when you are finally able to stand alone, or when you have just a salary you want out of it.

Habits are the prerequisites. Habits are nothing big except the format and the level of formality you do or not, or attempt or not things in your life and, hence, achieve or not things in your life. They can buy your efficiency. Atomic Habits by James Clear gave us an example of how British cyclists emerged from being the worst in Europe to being one of the best in a short time.

To make millions out of a $100 start you need to have the power to move that tiny resource into a better one. Everything is yours to build; from connections to associations, from worst ideas to disruptive ideas and from a terrible start or false start to a true start. The pace at which you travel is yours to define. But a panic pace is not good. Find reasons to calm down. Don’t do what you do to have something at the end of the day to show and attract comments unless when it’s your business to do so. You have a great story. In the meantime, it’s not there yet. Waste no time explaining it to people. Just write it.

There are things that can not make you millions but they may be things available and best for starters. Once you gain something out of them you must then move to things you think you can lift. Comfort zones are not zones of action, avoid them. The artist, Michael John Bobak, had to tell us “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone”.

A street boy collected bones from restaurant bins. Those from beef meat are mechanically cut. He would be going after big deals flooring homes of well-to-dos with them. Adhesives involved made him grab profits as they were strong. Connections with the streets allowed him to hire other street boys who could start where he had left with the search, and he also bought garbage bins for restaurants which he had to collect at nights. He relied on the city’s weak sanitation systems but big-spending upper- and middle-classes people who were limited in numbers. In a big town with people seeking to beautify their homes he quickly rose to the talk of the town and registered his ever-growing company, now with operations outside.

Capital is what’s in your hand not what’s far away. It is time to take notice and chase after. Raising it starts by turning yourself into a machine that can achieve that, with zero leakages. Really $1000 is a lot if you have something big planned but nothing if you have to waste it. When you are homeless the scale of needs and spending you operate with is lower. A street boy mentioned above rose to success also through avoiding those things he had not enjoyed in the past. During his rise, his diet would be limited to cheaper veggies and cheaper bread. He even paid his accountant more than what he would spend a month. It must be not them but you who must suffer for your plan. Suffer for it. Build a money system while you suffer.

At the height of self-made success, we have the likes of Elon Musk. He used what I call passion A to passion B to passion whatever “concept”, and that being said you do what your passion is. Zip2 had to start out of pain and not many dollars. You can use the same model to turn $100 dollars into $5000, then charge your growth from there. You don’t have to put your train in the tracks. Move it aimlessly.

Once Zip2 was something to envy. It was sold, this time for millions (it wasn’t his decision, though). It had to grow because there was a massive vision behind it. The millions it achieved led him somewhere else… Billions. The secrets of a self-system are simple. It’s a drizzle leading to a shower and a shower leading to a torrent. A cloudless sky must be your first thing to change.

One thing I am so sure that I didn’t miss myself from knowing is this. The direction you pick is the colour of the knowledge you can have. Avoid a job at once, you can only find yourself not able to write a CV/Resume. Let alone knowing which job can pay the best. Simply after your education, start with hopes of building your company or companies and stay in that at the cost of a happier life, you can get to discover CVs of founding a company. Of course, discovery trails behind the information and knowledge you chase after or build and the visions you lay up. To make millions out of a $100 start the effort you may require is immense but it can equal the pain and even suffering people who chase after formal jobs and stick to them can go through. Love the pain you can endure.

Information is abundant in this world. You have two ways about it: to avoid it or to search for it. You may be a teacher. That same laptop you browse with and entertain yourself with can boost your earnings. When a salary creeps into your account you may buy a camera instead of anything fancier, and another useful item next time. After that, you start learning from tutorials online on software like Sozi and create your courses in the way. You can find yourself earning tenth-fold. But what we don’t do mostly and voluntarily is to search for information and knowledge that we can apply as our own bosses. We mostly need information and knowledge to apply when we are under someone’s systems. After attaining that information we can use when we are under, obviously employed, we pump a lot into ourselves from the hobbies side. All the series, social networks, sport and anything.

A flawless self-financing system leaves debt out. Debt is not good. It is one of the things that trap people and keep them under. It guides what people can do and it limits them. Debt is in money terms, time terms and metaphorical sense. You have to avoid it as you must avoid luxuries that are not really luxuries but things you can afford at serious costs. It was a luxury to the street boy who tiled people’s homes with bones to eat meals that are not very cheap, and he avoided that luxury.

It can’t go without including choices in the discussion. These are the things you make every second, after each choice are priorities. What you opt for must take you one step ahead instead of changing nothing about your situation or condition. While time is the most important thing. If you manage it perfectly. You are good. What’s left is to go ahead and consider it the least important thing in the time being. You are not being left behind. Don’t be in a race with them. Be patient and wait. Choose what can give you ideal results, not quick results.

Adaption but flexibility is what you must learn to go with earlier. Go with the least. When the least turns into the worst pull up your sleeves. When you must be angry smile out of what can sadden. For people with a poor start, extinction is close. Adapting must change this if you want to make millions out of a $100 start.

Sometimes people fight harder to rise to a certain point in their lives. Once they reach it they retire. “Oh, I can now buy a house.” A higher net worth is achieved not only through bigger plans but through not putting the brakes to the pace you had back then when you started. If you keep pushing you can suddenly reach a point where you relax and assign or invite people to push forward what you started.

People who are hungry don’t wait for a time and the right conditions to do so to start their journeys to their satisfaction. They simply invite starting lines to where they are standing, and they do beg but they simply force starting lines to allow them to start where a start is impossible To make millions out of a $100 start you simply have to work hard? No! Have family wealth to back you up, a better-off background. No! You must have a different mindset or idea that attracts money. What’s important is what you build not what you are given.

Avoid a work environment where you can not make the rules but follow instead the rules made and create a system where all the existing rules are yours and yours to break.

You can build efficiency systems so that what was supposed to be waste can become reusable again. This blog is a product of my downtimes. Some articles were written on cardboard pieces before I had managed to afford a smartphone for the purpose of writing while walking. During those downtimes, I did a lot more. Your times without must be times for creating means to end up having it all at a faster pace. The smartphone would cost $40 and it had been in use for two years. The value of work it created is worth more hours of time and tons of memories, and it never witnessed a notification from a social media app.

You have to use whatever is in your hands to create possibilities of the start of your breakthrough. The resources you can have must serve a function creating the stated possibilities. If more than that the resource itself is expensive find a cheaper one.

At the core of such an efficient system are addictions that pay and not the ones that can kill a human. People who finally find themselves worth $50 million but dare to lose two-thirds of it overnight to add more to their money-making machinery fare well in this race. After all, they understand that they are not in a race so they don’t compete they simply beat the competition. They allow their work to include diversity, hence they cooperate. Big businesses grow by including people of different capabilities.

Some people are so sure about what they do. Once they calculate they do not need to re-do that again. So, they work hard even for a decade to achieve something and then sell it away in an instant as if they are mad. Once they do so they build something fast out of what they earned from selling that product worth a decade o effort and climb very up higher and higher.

Allow me to make a correction: If you want to work hard. Think hard. Live hard. Learn heard. Thinking, living, learning, and working must be respected altogether. Failures are full of lessons. Don’t hate them.

The illusion of good life is living in credit.

The illusion of good life is a costful life and an enemy to success

The life you want, if I give it to you now, you can live the worst you can in your future. And I will not give you that!

My uncle, when he said this, meant that the quality and quantities of meals I desired and the care I longed to be given were expensive, and would not be achieved at once with what he was delivering then. Yes, we had the worst meals in the neighbourhood, but that care and quality I desired in my life and my meals, respectively, was an illusion of good life. He meant that affording what we can afford is never wrong. But we mostly do so at a scale of costs that are fatal in the books of either our success or our true happiness and satisfaction.

I didn’t see that the cheaper meals, and my going for a month without having tasted meat, among other things, allowed much to be left in the hands of the provider, my uncle. Left with a bit more the selfless provider would move on to pump money into our pockets after each gig I and other boys performed as assistant roofing carpenters. That money wasn’t really a lot but it was much to us. As for me, it was a big step ahead.

We mostly live at a credit. We would rather live at a credit than have the least we don’t heavily pay for and then go on to make the most with the least.

Cheaper meals are the least. But they guaranteed a $40 payout instead of $5 per contract. A $40 payout helped to put my imagination into a vision.

Quickly I learned, you can easily buy your misery back if you choose to have the most that your income can’t afford at zero credit. “Credit” in this usage here does not translate to debt. It is our potential we sell away through the illusion of buying some good life.

The things you get free in this life when others are paying properly and waiting for the right time to be able to enjoy them are what you pay for with your life. If not your life it must be your chances of succeeding in this life.

Why things are as in the statement above?

The system in this world is one paying. Anyone of us may be smarter in any sense. To get whatever s/he can get free. But s/he can pay for what s/he doesn’t pay for with his/her chances of seeing greater things in life.

It is cheaper to be the least you can be. Because in being that you can make the most. If you can add things like a vision in building your life, the “least path” can always leave you with the most to put into your vision.

In most cases, we think success is driven by a few things. I believe that patience and all other few items are all you can have. Someone else can say it’s desire. But the true thing is success comes through being a high-performance person in as many components, mentalities, aspects and practices that drives it.

In your journey to success, these thoughts can get you far.

Quick thoughts to get you by in your journey to success.

We are accustomed to thinking that success and greatness are achieved through hard work. That is never wrong when success is defined as how you fare in a competition setup. A hard worker can be anyone among us. But hardworking is scarcely rewarding alone.

That’s why there should be hard thinking, too. Hard thinking, thinking that becomes a personal philosophy with not only escape routes but fighting styles, when combined with moderate working and sleepful nights can bring goodies into our lives. 

Work must cease to be hard work to become a working work. When you can’t conquer, you find means to do that. By default we are all bound to fail. The way to change this is you and not anyone. You are the one to tweak original you into someone who is but to be successful. The inner invincibility beats the outer invincibility. Have it developing in you.

I don’t wish to see success coming during the first try. Success must remain harder to attain so that it can only remain success that is for those who deserve it. For success is proof that you really wanted it and it had to happen. It is also success again to have the best version of happiness in your hands that others don’t.

Success is not hardworking as they say. It may be the depth of the tweaking you do to what’s the default. In this world, we are sometimes taught to remain into what’s default to help build success for others.

Sometimes you need to retire out of the competition and simply beat them. In a big company, to succeed you are expected to have five PhDs, one or two achievements in other companies. Behind you, there must be hints of hard work as expected ahead. Does this all mean without having the brilliance and the chance to earn the PhDs you can not achieve?

Break out of thinking cycles to create a line that shoots up in a straight line that grows up. New forms of doing it can make doing the same thing a big difference. People who can’t qualify to be CEOs are people who own the production line, so they simply declared themselves CEOs out of what they came up with. They faced struggles but they couldn’t be brave enough to keep facing failure forever.

The world always existed before you were there. If you think you are born early. Well! Some thinking is always there earlier for you to only take it as your thinking. The world has been influenced in your absence. Where you find it disagreeing with you. Do fight it. Influence it. Don’t hesitate to influence the world. Because in your absence the worst can influence it and keep turning it into a bad place.

Don’t do a business. Do your business. Don’t plan. Build a vision. Don’t travel. Construct a roadmap. Don’t desire to be successful. Build your own definition of success and live in it. After that erase the definition when it’s limiting.

Any definition is good except when it’s in place to defeat the freedoms of other beings.

There may be things to avoid in life. You are taught about them in life, growing up, at school and at home. It’s fifty-fifty. But most of the time instead of being taught to avoid you are taught to hate.

Hate spreads over. Spills into other related things. With hate, there s no ‘do it your own way’ you just hate. With avoiding you can avoid it your own way. Some successful people in the world of tech including in the addicting gaming industry didn’t have to hate the screen as it is a time waster to be detested. They avoided what they avoided on the screen in their own ways and allowed their success to come through the same screen.

In other words, don’t know what to hate. Know what to avoid.

After all, it’s better to be a victim of falling in love than a victim of hate.  For a victim of hating something not really negative is always a victim.

So, don’t say “I really hate it” as it is invincible to say “I don’t like it very much” — because in the latter there is room to change.

Most people who get their freedom fail to utilise it. If you don’t have the freedom you are just unlucky. That’s why you must create that freedom. You must waste no time fighting for very unnecessary freedoms, just influence things to get it.

Allow ambition to be what you balance on not what you move by.

Vision: You must build a vision not plans

A personal vision

Vision: Build a personal vision not plans

At a personal level, a vision is a purpose that is not weakly defined all to create an individual who goes against all odds in proving his/her existence. People who build a vision in their lives believe that life is tenure and we don’t have to change that. To them, their lives must reach a certain value unimaginable before departure.

What do you want to accomplish in your life, your life being a mission?

A vision sticks inside as a foundation to a mindset and as an outline of a dream or many other dreams. A personal vision is how things are done by that exact person.

You can build a vision through:

  1. Your game changing origin and sticking to it. The falling apple was Newton’s game changing origin. He didn’t eat it. He started to work tirelessly on what would become gravity as we know it today, and back in his time his explanation of reality was hated as sorcery.
  1. Asking questions or the logic “Why am I here?” instead of “I am here now!” What’s lacking discover, don’t see it. A vision sort of proves wrong the existing achievements and thinking. A vision is millions of questions answered.
  1. Giving yourself some clarity in yourself and also helping your mind by recording things happening and lessons or theories you are building. If you can read books written by others why can’t you have yours? Don’t be right always when you reach to yourself after anything or before anything. If you don’t question your habits, defend them, they remain extremely wrong.

Apparently when you are always right everything is wrong.

  1. Being alone in building it. If you can’t be alone be with people who can help you to carve up your vision. Carving it up is one thing, creating is another and it’s for you. Don’t pollute it by influences or resistance. The greater the vision the more likely it is to be incompatible with the existing greatest minds of the time around you. If it means to be alone, be ready to accept it.
  1. Since a vision can be something out of nothing you are required to be good at harnessing the few into attaining big results. A vision is an exaggeration of an actual dream but never dystopian. It is reasoning that difficult isn’t impossible.

How to address a vision and get things right

Dreaming is for the dark times. When the sun shows up it ceases to be dreaming time.  The sunshine during the day may not be pleasant but visionaries keep going. Abstract things are planned in the dark, executed when the slightest hint of light shows up.

What you can do in your wake time is a big difference.

Discipline. The SubjectME’s definition is different. Discipline is doing the right things at the right time or doing the right things the wrongs way.  You will need that type of discipline if your vision is different.

Bring that intensity into the game. Don’t be faint at it until you can’t see the paper you are writing the story of your life on. A vision is what you have to be, not what they expect you to become. Have none involved in tinkering it. You surely can attain it. Once you are done building your vision don’t allow those who are not compatible with it in.

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Don’t plan. Build a vision instead

Don’t plan. Build a vision instead you will build a future instead of simply having it. The thing with a vision at a personal level that lacks the kind of planning discussed here is it ignores satisfaction in the now to bring infinity satisfaction in the future.

Through a vision suffering endured in the path to attain pays better than suffering endured in accomplishing a thousand plans. A vision seeks to create any difference out of where impossible. A plan simply is a routine, and it may be doing the same thing the same way over and over. 

Don’t plan. Build a vision. When things are impossible, a vision, if perfectly built, is a machine in creating its own possibilities. A plan looks for what’s possible and goes for it. A plan may be doing the same thing the same way over and over.

What is a vision and how it is different from a plan? A vision is a roadmap. It doesn’t have to allow its maker to get stuck in traffic. A plan is a single highway with no ways or means to reverse and pick up other routes. A vision is a detail of what you would become before you could become it. Building a vision is building that detail. Planning means you have an intention to act. Building a vision means you have an intention to attend, be attend and take charge. A plan stays behind as you move into acting. A vision lives with you and you live in it. A plan is a command behind. You cannot remake it.

Discover don’t see things and build a proper perspective.

Before I dive into discover don’t see and build a proper perspective, allow me to be listened to by you as I say some things in life can never go without the other. A key needs a lock. The true value of what you do is in how you do it. You may do whatever you think to be the very definition of unique but without a unique method in doing it casual results are the result.

How you do it is packed with either clues or casualness. You are only able to be clueful when you are supposed to be clueless when you discover things instead of seeing them. By discovery, you are helping yourself to better help yourself. When discovering the same eye sees, but this time it allows helpful detail about what’s seen to reign and be available, or to exist.

There is a need to look at the same thing over and over only to find the way you see such a thing changing. When such a change happens, it’s not a change in the way you see things happening. It is a change in perspective. Perspective is always there when you see things, but it needs to be proper perspective, some perspective that is out of discovery. Discover don’t see and build a proper perspective.

Allow me to repeat it again: A proper change in the way you see things is the maker of seeing things through not just seeing things. It is seeing things by discovery. Discovery is a deeper eye with detail, detail essential to where it is needed the most, that detail is not ignorant to what you are capable of.

A perspective is shaped by the one giving it the light to see. Perspective shapes the thinking of one who shapes it. Discover don’t see and build a proper perspective.

You fail to change its shape, i.e. turn it into proper perspective, you only fail to create a person and environment you wish for yourself. Success in changing its shape is more than the success you may desire. Allow your eye to discover most than to only see things the most. The power is in your control. It’s either you win it or lose it. The power to command what you want your perspective to be, improper or proper. We mostly choose to lose it and live with what’s improper.

The harshness with only seeing things or what can be made by only seeing things is always there to stay. An improper perspective can take an individual shaping it to use twice, thrice or a million times the same effort to achieve the same thing or to never achieve it. Navigating is not just the knowledge to steer the vessel in the deeper waters. It is a campus that gives direction. Discover don’t see and build a proper perspective.

If it is a strategy a proper perspective is the most deeper understanding of what needs to be done and how it must be done as it is the most logical among the things put into the whole war you need to win. It is more than an eye can see. Hence, proper perspectives are discoveries.

Through a proper perspective, you don’t run away from your capabilities to be rescued by someone’s. You only learn to understand the value of you capabilities, and therefore discover what you are capable of and become a capable being from what you are.

In resolving conflicts proper perspectives are helpful. To lighten the burden. Things don’t need to be a finger-pointing game when there is a better understanding among the parties involved in the conflict.

Can poverty foreclose one’s capability to be financially successful?

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Poverty simply as the lack of resources in abundance not the unavailability.

There is poverty, and there is extreme poverty. If one has made it to this site, he is not extremely poor. He has fewer to begin with not zero to begin with but he can make it because there is a starting point. That’s the type of poverty to be covered in this post. To redefine this type of poverty I can say I am here blogging and I have dropped out of college in my final but I am poor. I was lucky enough to attain my ticket to the college to become an eighth boy to reach college from my village, and my parents bankrolled all my education.

‘What I fear most amongst the folks of our own age is not poverty but failure.’ When I heard this I heard it in the voice of the actress, Natalie Emanuel. And I quickly added that I too fear its consequences, consequences of the kind of poverty I grew up in, a dual squeal that keeps on recurring― an ample scepticism and a life without a why. One way or the other each of these two conditions serves as an inciting cause of the other.

But before I can explain whether poverty or the lack of resources ruins the possibility of your financial success. I need to inform you that when resources are your hindrance you must…

  • Be patient, not confident. Only you make yourself a hopeful loser when you fail then keep doing it and that’s better than what a confident loser does when he fails.
  • Start with some little thing, if not different to what’s in your dreams. This is what I call passion A to passion B concept and it’s when Elon Musk started with PayPal, sell it for some billions then moved on to start SpaceX and Tesla. It was even more difficult for him to start with Tesla or SpaceX. And I am here blogging to get something to start my bigger project which can not even dare to move out of what I earned since I was born. Passion A to B concept works.
  • Stick to a format of discipline that is in SubjectMe (my personal diary), i.e. “doing the right things at the right time and doing the wrong things the wrong way”. What’s success, for instance, in the village I grew up in is one’s ability after marriage (marriage is also success) to pay several hundred dollars in school feeses, to eat a loaf of bread (i.e. the best breakfast) every morning and owning five cattle. I wrongly aimed at success (I discovered true discipline) that is company wealth and it is the right thing to do if real poverty, including poverty in my village and my country is to be escaped.
  • Live like an achiever before you are one. Live like a homeless and hopeful Luis Vuitton whose efforts brought a big luxury brand carrying his name.
  • Be creative and have a vision first. A vision is where your creativity fills. Vision is a container. Creativity is like water and it means nothing when there is nothing to contain it. Ambition works, too, it can be a funnel to drive your creativity into your vision.

Can poverty ruin one’s path to success? The branching concept.

As someone who grew up in a poor African village, and had to change and face the world with becoming a major industrialist, the branching concept is my own ‘seeing minds’ way of answering the question above. Once we are past the stem stage, the branch each one of us takes makes a difference decides whether s/he’s going to be successful or not. And here I go…

The seed to much of the things happening though the living is interest. Interest by default is usually ‘food first’. It’s centred among the very basics by default before each human gets into better possessions or before s/he attains better means to acquire or create what’s more than food. This also applies to any young one immediately after birth (and it’s only assistance from others beings that changes the game) but to a group of people who are not yet past this stage or are back to this stage. It’s either you’re ‘helpless and therefore without helpers’ or you are extremely poor to fit in this group.

Related: Success is the depth of success in your definition

If we’re lucky we get into the stem. This is when, you as an individual or collectively as a family or society, your focus as income rises becomes more on enhancing yourself. Educating yourself is one of the things you can do and it becomes the new basics as food once was. But at this moment you don’t have much to enhance yourself with, and the means to enhance yourself when you do are compromised means. That’s when things do go well for others. Helpers come in to have you attain better enhancement (a scholarship provider in this case).

When enhancement is a done process you reach a stage where you’re no longer worried about feeding yourself or educating yourself. The enhancement is said to be done because you can’t keep enhancing yourself not because it is adequate. The homeless Luis Vuitton didn’t get the best education but his enhancement came in many ways including his punishing life that gave him purpose and a lust to prove that he wasn’t lost. When the best or the most compromised enhancement is done a “breaking-free” stage is reached by all of the enhanced who makes it into independent adulthood.

Three breaking-free branches


1. A glittery lifestyle lures you. 

Glittery lifestyle: You wanna look good?

Me: (nodding my head as if I want it to throw it away to where my response is going) Yes!

When we say yes, we can only have to require a lot to support that glittering status and it can either ruin you or erase the possibility of your full impact on society, and your society may still be poor or underresourced. The enhancement process, the education system involved can be there to create a lot of us who picks 1 as a choice. Which is not bad.

You can pick glittery before creating anything else. That’s the beauty of it, because pleasure is enjoyable when even living under a dollar a day. Since I no longer refer to the things that happened before I was born in my family as ‘they’, I would say ‘we used to buy a good collection of suits and the best beer after getting our kids to boarding schools. Our kids would do the same, only to face retirement with zero to enjoy.’

A cycle sort of repeats itself. Fairly good enhancement, in fact far much better than Luis Vuitton’s and not anything close to breaking through.

Choices are the beginning of everything. After choices build a better motive.

2. The middle branch

The glittery branch fails to lure these guys, and nothing big changes. The focus is on sustenance not going up. This branch has the potential to carry some of the happiest individuals on the planet. And it is always the take-off or the nose dive point.

The cycle stated above can again be a thing of the middle.

3. Success and up above

A glittery life fails to lure you. You then pick up from a poor start, the middle and aim higher but it’s not easy. Our Luis Vuitton was enhanced through exposure and he couldn’t have done much in the bag industry without having been in a situation that forced him off the farm and took him to the town where he would become homeless but witness a bigger world where products are produced to sell and sell more than they should. That exposure can be not a place but your imagination.

Unfortunately, it’s formerly taught that a poor start like Luis had or $820 that got Dan Peña one of the most successful Hispanics is not a start for a big business. And generally what needs to start moving first is not the business itself it is the idea. Millions plus the business and no idea, nothing moves.

According to Dan Peña, you need to perform like you wanna achieve (and we have written about and live your success before you get it. But…

It’s bloody hard to be a high performance person.

Dan Peña

“You’re great. Be great!” Motivational words to boost your confidence.

Be great. Don’t wait to be given free. Free yourself from donors. For they are like a whetstone, they can give you the sharpness of the moment that isn’t in your make.

Starve yourself to be able to feed yourself. When you starve and believe that your starving can only end through you, you bring yourself to any rain and thunder and grow yourself through those few things you are and stand up.

Harden yourself through standing firm where others are being given free. Buying is not a shortcut. Shortcuts don’t lead to a destination you’ll love.

Let them be ahead. Let them build their houses. Don’t feel that you’re being left behind. Master building your foundation in the air so that you can be able to fly. Be great.

There are things in life you can only achieve after failing to admire those ahead and the means that got them ahead. They are things in life you can only achieve after admiring yourself and your capabilities. Success is failure to be unsuccessful.

There is always a person who is not up to his/her potential s/he isn’t adding up to the things going on in his/her life. When things are so, be not absent in your life. Stand up and tinker yourself like a smith tasked to supply swordsmen who are about to enter war but with not tools to begin with.

The biggest mountain you can move for yourself is you. You don’t wait for anoyone to move it, you don’t die trying move it, you do it to give to give your life what you intent to achieve. Be motivated by not having and having to have it through mostly yourself because you can be motivated to have more; and believe that more is not the ticket behind more; that it’s you behind more.

Help yourself. The rock is slippery. If you stretch another hand looking for one up above snatch it and help you up, you’re subtracting all you have to get the grip on that rock. It’s painful to be hopeless without the help from the one above you.

Help yourself. Don’t wait to be given free. Yourself is great. Make yourself great. Harden yourself and face the battle with sharpness that can last.

You are great. Be great.

Success is the depth of success in your definition

Success is the depth of success in your definition. A river is any river of any depth. The depth of a river is defined by mother nature. Sometimes you don’t need to stay a river of a shallow depth because you can pour your muscle into theirs free, and build them into rivers of greater strength and depth.

Your depth must not be limited by anything. You’re in charge. Wake up every morning to cook your future but don’t do this out of the most shallow vision if you want to grow deep.

Any definition of a discourse is a starting point to the discourse itself. Success is practice. You cannot come up right after defining it well the then forget to work for it.

What makes a person successful is discipline, and not discipline alone, hardworking, and not hardworking alone, persistence, and not it alone, knowledge and experience applied and not these alone—capital and one’s capability to harness is, but not it alone. It takes a wonderful gymnasium at home to build your body but not it alone. Success is a packed dish, if more ingredients are to be packed in it, its success is in the time and attention given to each by the chef.

You cook for yourself.

Success is like a facade. Bricks or wood rarely go alone from foundation to the roof. Success is a facade, the kind of you have no authority to hire contractors to work on it on your behalf if it is yours you’re building. So you’re the one to learn how to lay a foundation and lay it, how to stick bricks together with cement of work, and how to mix the right mixture of cement in your brains, and who to hang out with to inspect your work as an advisor and helper. When you get to the roof clear, you cover facade well knowing that your persistence and patience made you great, that each day that ever came to life in your sight was like a patient visiting your private surgery in need of intensive attention and with a suitcase loaded with cash just for you when you get the surgery right.

After all, real success, when it comes, should never get you into regretting why coming your way, or why coming your way that was. Not ever.

Achievements and success. What makes up the lives of achievers?

Achievers seek and share Ideas

Ask any achiever… What makes up life full of achievements are ideas possessed and not wasted. But because idea is a big word (even in music melodic subject of a musical composition is an idea) the importance of ideas as a basic makeup of achievements is hard to decipher. Not only to understand but to consider it as so (a basic ingredient in success).

Achievers create, copy, adopt, share and make ideas they possess better and better.

We may live for something. We only live through ideas and what we produce.

They are unique and ‘self-isolated’

They always wake up with a purpose. They then work on their path up thinking of and planning a different purpose apart from the one in their current work to get them further and to wake up in the morrow. Because they are always up with a different purpose. Some achieving people seem to be out of the community or the family they are living with. Some people watching may sense egotism or pridefulness out of these, while it’s not. It’s a line they help to draw that separates them from what’s average, and a line the average side puts half of the ink it stands in.

A change in values push them to the side where few folks are included. That change doens’t come free with the inclination to act toward attaining goals behind anything envisioned.

Always time consciousness

When each generation is alive the choices individuals in it make are bad or good. The winning choices from the bad side or the good make up what the offspring can face. Anything like such happens under the right scope of time. Good things happen through those who are aware of time, that there is no minute to waste and no second for a haste.

Achievers are not only concerned about increasing the time you spent on something but increasing effort and concentration also. Because it may happen out of time, but everything happens through time. Difference is done and made both on time and in time.

Time is always under the owners’ control. It’s a resource, a nonrenewable one, that always exists as a special separate idle entity or asset in life, if untouched. To make it ‘time’ or to utilise it perfectly, an activity has to be assigned to it and done accordingly, and that assigning will be investing time, not spending time. That activity should be a goal.

Eager to share what they have produced

Because they have sought ideas from somewhere on their rise they try to impart some ideas and experiences that made them achievers. ‘A decline’ happening in later years of one’s life, experts have argued, must be populated with leaving your mark where it is needed.

What makes a great rise is likely to be a focus on what you need to and must live through instead of what you live for. Be open as a charity before you rise, you cannot get to. But after achievements or withing your achieving you need to give your life a purpose to leave a mark.

Do you imagine that the only poets in the world are those who print their verses?

Gobseck by Honoré de Balzac

Gobseck is Gobesck, poets who are remebered after departure for good generously print their work.

They possess self-discipline.

What’s discipline? It is doing the right things at the right time or doing the right things the wrong way. Discipline makes you do things anyway in time. Lack of resources can pull anyone down but never as to the determined. The ‘Tony Robbins understanding’ has it that “the defining factor (for success) is never resources it’s resourcefulness”.

It forges a way where there is not. It is an understanding of the situation and is, in practice, actions following the understanding. The rarest understanding gets achievers to do what they do in a way unimagined by others and therefore wrong but not negative. Discipline is the greatest voice on the inside taken out to speak deeds.

Discipline is an essential makeup of one’s future and it is the central factor, a bridge to success. It works with all of the prerequisites to success, money, education, perfect partners, etc., but where it is alone it stand out, it makes a good choice ever to be executed by a generation, that future kids will have a chance to commend on it, citing that their fathers and mothers were not financially sound when they build their sound footings but they did what was right.

What’s important is perfection in everything

Achievers try to perfect everything even those little things they consider to be the smallest things that matter among the list of their priorities. This is a very hard and achievable thing. The scale one puts at attempting to perfect everything surely translate into the scale of his success. Perfection is an extra number achieved added to where the speedometer ends. It is not speed itself. It is the best among the positives one can do when there is a need.

It has been said (and it’s a good thing not to credit the words to anyone since the quote is disputed if not Chinese) when something is worth doing, it’s worth doing well. For an amateur boxer told me that him missing a single training session as a boxer subtracts from his winning possibility. Attending it adds up a winning chance.

They lose but they never give up.

Everyone is a loser of some sort. But there is a clear distinction between giving up losers and hopeful losers. A hopeful loser has been in haze and he can be in the haze right now, but he sees light coming through slashing the oblivion away. Nothing will stop him. Losing makes up her winning tactics. Scepticism is not a component of the blood running in her system. Whenever she fails, she always tries over.

Sometimes we lose. That’s part of the game. Losing should make us realise that we are still playing. Trying over and over depicts effort. And to achieve is to gain by effort. Lose! Don’t give up.

No excuses. Hope and patience. They don’t resist themselves. They take difficult as easy, not impossible.

Emilie Cady once said “Men stumble over pebbles, never over mountains.” Everything easy is never easy before the one holding on deems them easy. Most hopeful losers (achievers) takes what’s hard in the sight of the giving up losers as an easy tussle. That is why they always emerge as extraordinary winners. The trick is they added hope were others substituted it with confidence.

Concisely, confidence is dangerous alone because it doesn’t see the future as hope and patience do. So you can do this, give up, go on to do this and give up again while you are entirely confident because confidence is blind and ‘confidence’ confidence is never anything to be emotionally attached to what you do. Patience and hope are the best guys to stand where your confidence is because they are a format of confidence that must be understood ‘confidence’ patience/hope. Achievers know all that.

On the other hand, everyone, we all feel the zeal to act on something greater and achieve accordingly but what hampers our movements is that self-resistance. Both hard workers and lazy workers have buildup their routines in the same way— choices (first) ͢ (later) habits. Both, achievers and failing losers, are habitual to their modus operandi.