The success defining recipe in any kind of endeavor is this –
One should want one thing and want it constantly.
It is only then one is sure of getting it.
Not by doing things halfheartedly. Not by doing things with the luxury of choice. Success defining recipe is simple, but is pervasive, among all who have achieved it.
It is when doing that one thing becomes a necessity, self imposed or by circumstance, that we marshal the full resources of our mind and heart, and give the effort that ensures we get the success.
It is this full effort, marked by the single mindedness of a man looking for water in the desert, that will help one attain success in the chosen field of work, find our true purpose in life – that is also a key to happiness.
Christopher Nolan made his first film on black and white 16 mm stock film. He had no money. So he borrowed money from his family and friends. There was no Matthew Mcconaughey or Leonardo Di Caprio to power his film. His cast had full-time employment on weekdays, and worked only for 3-4 hours on weekends.
It took one year to complete the shooting.
This journey of one year was marred by setbacks and by lack of means.
Normally he would have given up. Like we all do. But not this time. Because he wanted this. He wanted it really really bad. And so he developed a laser-eyed focus on the result. The one thing that he wanted. Nothing else.
Looking back on the life of people who have achieved greatness we often assume that they somehow knew the glory that lie ahead, and took the steps to make that glory happen. But in reality, these people, often pushed back to wall in lives, took step out of sheer desperation, and continued on the path
This is the law of success, the recipe to succeed, in any field. Be it a creative field like writing or working in a more practical field like business or working in a job.
It is this effort, marked by do or die kind of zeal, that helped them to achieve the success we often attribute to external luck or some inborn talent destined for greatness.
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