HOW TO REPRODUCE THE SUCCESS OF THE GREATS.
The principle of mentality applies to every aspect of life. Especially to greatness. Greatness is never an accident. It is as a result of what a person knows. It is not just what they know in their head, but what they have worked to become in their lifestyle and their mentality. Great men have developed themselves through discipline and hard work to only reason and think in certain directions that facilitate greatness.
It is this understanding that informs us that all great people have same or similar traits. If you study the lifestyle and habit of great men and women, you would discover that certain traits are common to all of them. We have discovered now two of those factors that are common to all great people. One is the factor of time and the second one is the factor of mentality. The reason why it is essential for us to know this factors is because all success as well as greatness in life are predictable. As a matter of fact, life itself could be predictable. If we know the laws and principles responsible for the matter at hand.
What I am trying to say in essence is that, if some people have managed to attain the status of greatness in life in one endeavor or the other, that greatness can and surely be reproduced. That is what informs my writing this article. I am a strong believer in the laws of life. I believe that God is not partial. It is my conviction that all men, if they so desire could attain greatness. I strongly believe that it is not because some have been specially endowed while other have not. I am convinced that everything depends on what we know. Greatness is not an exception. Even greatness can be reproduced.
There are formulas behind the predictability of life. If we would take our time to study and research on the factors that are responsible for any accomplishment, then we open a way for us doing or repeating the same thing. However, knowing the factors of success alone is not enough. Any aspirant must also be willing to put in the work, the discipline and pay the price necessary to produce the same result as his predecessors.
“Great men are true men, the men in whom nature has succeeded. They are not extraordinary — they are in the true order. It is the other species of men who are not what they ought to be.” – Henri Frederic Amiel
There are two main facets of this predictability to life. One is the discovering of the secrets of success; the secrets, the principles and the formulas behind a given achievement. If you know those principles, you must also be determined to pay the price of self-discipline, change, pain and perseverance that would be necessary to reproduce the same result you have admired. That makes life predictable and it brings any great achievement to the realm of ordinary mortals.
What I am trying to say is, any human being, by following certain models or formulas, can easily reproduce any result that he has seen others produce. He must also be willing to discipline himself and work in similar ways or more as those who have produced a similar result in the past.
To be continued tomorrow…
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION
By Pastor Sunday Adelaja.