Welcome to this series on Success. I hope you find the readings thought provoking and inspiring. Please enjoy.
“Tell me what your daily habits are and I can predict the kind of success you will have and are having.”
Not too many things in life are certain, but of this, we can be sure, success is predictable! It is the one thing just about everyone strives for and which often eludes the masses. But why should that be when there’s a plethora of success books, success movies, success coaches, success gurus, success this and success that?
I’m often amazed how people tend to overlook the simple and obvious for the complex and mystical. If you desire to be successful in any area of your life, business, or ministry, I’ll tell you flat out and clearly, that predictable success is simply a matter of obeying or applying known laws or success principles.
At its most basic, fundamental level, success is a direct result of cause and effect relationships. The ancient writers taught this in several ways:
- Whatever you sow, you will also reap.
- For every cause, there is a direct effect.
Isaac Newtown made it simple for us in his third law of motion.
- For every action, there is an equal and opposite re-action.
God put it best in His universal divine precepts:
- If you meditate upon, observe, and do (apply/practice) My Laws, then you will be prosperous and successful. (Joshua 1:8)
- Now that you know these things (that I’ve revealed to you), blessed (happy/successful) you will be if you do (apply/practice) them. (John 13:17)
There you have it! Don’t confuse simplicity for being simplistic!
Success is predictable if you will only apply the laws or principles of success. Do what successful people do and in time, you too will be successful. You will reap the blessings of success when you consistently do what it takes to be successful.
In other words, STOP worrying about the end-results of success and START doing what it takes to produce success. Laws that are proven and established, govern outcomes. If you sow the right seeds of time, effort, faith, and expectation, then you cannot fail to have and experience the promised blessing of success in due time.
For example, if you want to get fit, buff, slim, or trim (the end-results of what success looks like), then live by the principles that will bring that about: exercise, nutritious diet, and rest.
If you want to make $10,000+ a month, find out what a people really want and sell it to them at a price they can afford.
If you want to have a successful marriage, it’s not rocket science either. Go on regular dates, communicate deeply and often with your spouse, buy gifts for each other, and study other successful marriages.
If you want to be spiritually fit and on fire, then read, study, pray, and bless others every day.
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Nick Thorne is the founder of Nick’s Digital Solutions Limited. He lives in Levin, New Zealand.