Career Success – Other Possible Ingredients

Career Success – Other Possible Ingredients

Defined as a victory, a favorable result, career success is commonly associated with notoriety in a certain professional field, with remarkable results in that domain.

We always envied or admired the ones who succeeded and wondered what their secret was. What do they have, what do they know, and what can they do better than the ones who didn’t get so far?
Looking at historical biographies, we conclude that most of them comprise of the same classical ingredients:

Firstly the passion for the field in which they prevail. Whether it is art, sports or sciences passion is the one that spurs one to unimagined performances.

Secondly, talent. This extremely generous concept, talent, defines a set of special abilities which also favors exceptional results. It is proven that painters distinguish much more colors then their fellow beings, that sports people have certain unique physical characteristics etc. Hereunder I would include intelligence, that pragmatism that makes one to notice opportunities and to follow them, doubled by courage, often crazy, to follow them.

Positive attitude is also an important factor. To always see the full side of the glass, try to overcome difficult moments thinking that the future sounds good, it surely represents a success guarantee.
It is said that most of the people that have success are capable of assuming also the tasks that they don’t like but make part of the assumed scenario. Nobody is blessed only with honey and ambrosia; there is a good portion of gall in any happy ending story.

The capacity of focusing is also essential. The all-purpose man, who can perform in more than one field in the same time, is kind of dead since Leonardo da Vinci.
Also would be the motivation, the power to overcome all obstacles, the power to work, the capacity to dedicate etc. but there are more ingredients which are extremely personal. Unique abilities, reaction amalgam and attributes specific only to those who are meant to succeed.

But is the career success available to anyone? Is this good fated to everyone or is it offered to the one who are chosen?
There is no unanimous accepted response; however, it is certain than no person was born with success in his/her hands. This meant fighting, overcome obstacles, eliminated barriers. Toulouse-Lautrec was crippled, Brancusi started his “career” as a shop boy, but that didn’t stop them following their destiny of becoming brilliant artists.

On the other hand, sociology contradicts us. If everyone would succeed in their career, nobody would assume the tasks covered by the disgrace spore: pavements sweeping, waste product processing etc.

If you are or aren’t meant to succeed only you can know. If you really want to achieve something, if you discovered qualities that others don’t have, if you are capable of putting your passion among the priorities of your daily life, you have great chances of succeeding.