Being the immense admirer of today’s successful icons, I have great interest to know the secret behind their phenomenal journey of success. The secret of success is not a single but a combination of hard work, positive approach and tenacious spirit. Being successful means having your aims and goals accomplished. Success varies from person to person; it can be achievement of social status, limelight, wealth and higher rank in profession. But every success story has a tremendous effort and endeavor behind it. There comes many shattering moments in journey of struggles where they question their commitment, but they beat the negativity and embrace the positivity they feel at the outset of endeavor. 

They are never afraid of failures. As Henry Ford states “Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again- this time more intelligently”. They learn from the past mistakes and work more effectively next time. Consider failure as a chance to restructure the methods adopted. Without gratitude, you are never able to feel blessed for all good things in your life. Gratitude is not a spontaneous emotion; it’s something we create, we choose and decide to experience in our lives. To be successful, you need to be grateful for what you already own. 

Work hard and show persistence in every level. It might take long work hours but never give up. If you’re passionate about our work, you’ll love doing it. Stay focused and don’t let unnecessary stuff distract you. Be the pioneer of some new ideas. Be different and never afraid to venture. Following a herd is a sure way to mediocrity. 

TEHMINA NASIR,  

Lahore, November 29.