“…our love of what is beautiful does not lend to extravagance; our love of things of the mind does not make us soft. We regard wealth as something to be properly used rather than as something to boast about. As for poverty, no one need be ashamed to admit it; the real shame is not taking practical measures to escape from it…”
Pericles. 430 B.C.
What is success? According to the dictionary, success is the attainment of wealth, favor or eminence. A favorable termination of a venture. So the next logical question is, what is wealth? Again, according to the dictionary, wealth is abundance of valuable material possessions or resources.
One may observe that our world is covered with an abundance of materials and resources, which brings us to the third and most fundamental question of: how come these material possessions and resources are in the hands of a very small group of people, people who are considered to be …wealthy? Who are these people? Are they different? How did they become successful?
These are the basic questions that average people ask when they can take a moment from their daily routines of “trying to make a living”. I have spent a good number of years of my life reading and learning about successful people and all this research has brought me to this monumental finding: in life, if you want to become a doctor you study medicine, if you want to become an architect you study architecture, therefore, if you want to become successful, you have to study success!
Most people would like to become successful and accumulate wealth. Statistics indicate that a lot of them try and fail. If you think about it, the reason is very simple: most of us, as we are growing up, we are constantly bombarded with information about what we can and can not do by people from our immediate environment, who basically care about us but, with a few exceptions, have not accomplished much and sometimes are failures.
Unless you come from a family of millionaires, chances are that your grandparents depend on some form of assistance for survival, such as, social security, family help or other assistance, and your parents are probably struggling to make a living to help you get a job or to go to college so that you can go out and struggle for a living.
It turns out that you are taught to be “average” every day of your life, by average people, thus if you dare to think success, the thought alone will probably shock you. That is why becoming successful, wealthy, and staying wealthy has to do with conditioning yourself, your mind, your thoughts, your beliefs, your instincts, to think different, to think successful and to think wealthy.
Many people tell me: “that’s easy for you to say, you’ve got a college education, your Master degrees and your PhD, what about us?” Well, let me tell you this up front: you definitely do not need a PhD in order to succeed in life. What you need is to listen and pay attention to those things that successful people can teach you. If you do that, I guarantee that you will get a PhD in results!
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Dr. Nick Poulios, PhD. Entrepreneur: inventions, social media, personal development, income producing mentor-advisor. Artist-producer: indie-original music. Scientist: health outcomes research, quality of life, public policy, patient access, nutrition, fitness. http://www.MaverickMoneyMakerDoc.comArticle Source:http://www.articlesbase.com/business-articles/how-to-achieve-success-a-primer-for-income-generation-1072971.html