3 Mandates For Success

No one in the world is ever born a success. Actor Will Smith has said, “Greatness is not this wonderful, esoteric, elusive God-like feature that only the special will ever taste, it’s something that truly exists in all of us.”

If everyone were to follow these 3 mandates, it could be pulled from all of us:

1. Be driven by purpose. 

The greatest driving force you can have in your life and career is a clearly defined purpose. Greek philosopher Epictetus had once said: “The world turns aside to let any man pass who knows where he is going.”

Similarly, Grant Cardone wrote, “One of the greatest turning points in my life occurred when I stopped casually waiting for success and instead started to approach it as a duty, obligation, and responsibility.”

Having a drive is what makes it easy to get up in the morning. It’s what makes the tough times worth it. It’s what turns ordinary to extraordinary. 

So, what’s your “why”? Remember it and live it!  

2. Be committed to growth.  

The moment someone stops growing, they start going backwards. John C. Maxwell has said, “Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.”

To continually succeed, you need to be committed to a lifetime of growth. Even if you’ve been successful in your past, if you wish to continue progressing and evolving, you’ll need to actively be learning from other people.

If you’re constantly in the position of a student, you can learn anything, and progress incredibly fast.

3. Be kind to others. 

The classic saying: “Treat others the way you’d like to be treated” is incredibly instructional and will actually take you a long way in business and life. Motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar said,

“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.”

What goes around comes around. Be kind to others, show people respect, and it’ll go a long way towards your success.