media has written a lot about Sachin Tendulkar, Sania Mirza, Narain
Karthikeyan and Anju Bobby George. They are in the headlines due
to their excellent performance in their chosen field. How did they
reach such heights of fame?
|Mrs. Santhamma Gopalkrishna|
Success is not achieved in a short time. It does not happen all
of a sudden. It takes years of hard work, patience and discipline.
The starting point of any achievement is a desire to succeed. Highly
successful people have dreams. They set their goals which are specific
and they have an ardent desire to reach their destination.
Once the destination is defined, the path to reach it can be planned.
The plan includes schedules, time management, discipline and persistence.
Achievers are highly motivated. They set aside time everyday for
practice and training. They make sacrifices in order to accommodate
the activities which help them to reach their goal. They invest
their time in improving their skills.
However, many people give up half way. They get discouraged when
they do not get the expected result in a short time. Keeping at
it is what helps in attaining success. To attain a high level of
proficiency in any area, there is the need to prioritize, to focus
and to persist. Success depends upon the relentless pursuit of goals.
Persistence plays a vital role in any effort to succeed.
In Calvin Coolidge's words,
“ Nothing in the world can
take the place of persistence,
Talent will not ;
Nothing is more common than an unsuccessful man with
Genius will not ;
Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb,
Education will not ;
The world is full of educated derelicts ; persistence
and determination alone are omnipotent.
The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve
the problems of the human race.”