Success/Myths & Facts


There are many myths/ misconceptions about success that we have.  Get to know the success facts as you steer your way to greatness.


Some people cant be successful because of their background/  education/ etc. For this case, Africans for instance are considered to be less successful. It is a lie!

ANYBODY CAN BE SUCCESSFUL. It is a matter of wanting to,  then doing what it takes to achieve it.

“ACTION is the foundational Key to all success “- Pablo Picasso


Successful people don’t make mistakes….This is not true.

Successful people, just like anyone else, make mistakes.They just don’t repeat them

“In order to succeed, you must fail, so that you know what not to do next time”-  Anthony D’ Angelo


You have got to work 60, 70, 80. 90 +++ hours a week to be successful.

It is not a matter of doing a lot of something, It is more about doing the right thing.

“Success is simple. Do what is right, the right way at the right time.” Arnold Glasow


You will only be successful if you play by the rules.

Who makes up the rules anyway? Every situation is different. sometimes following the rules is needed, sometimes making up your own rules is what is required.

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life, as by the obstacles which he has overcome.” Booker T. Washington


If you have help along the way, it is not success.

Success rarely occurs in a vacuum. Recognize the people who help you become successful, there are plenty of them.

“The most important single ingredient in the formula for success is knowing how to get along with people.”- Theodore Roosevelt


It takes a lot of luck to be successful.

It takes *some luck sure to be successful. However, it takes a lot more hard work, diligence, knowledge, and application.

“Diligence is the mother of good fortune”- Benjamin Disraeli


It is only success if you make a lot of money.

Money is just one of many benefits to success. It is not guaranteed.

“In this world, it is not what we take up, but what we give up that makes us rich.”- Henry Ward Beecher


It is only success if everybody knows it.

You may get more money, and more accolades the more people know about what you have done.  But if you are the only one who knew it, you’d still be a success.

“Don’t confuse fame with success…Madonna is one, Helen Keller is the other” – Erma Bombeck


Success is a goal.

Success is more of what you get when you achieve the goals you have  set for yourself.  Saying that you ” want to be a success” begs the question “At what?”

“Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.”- David Frost


Once I am successful, my troubles are over.

You may be successful, but you are not God.  You will still have the ups and downs that you did before.  Enjoy what success you achieve and live each day as it comes.

“One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“The toughest thing about success is that you have to keep on being a success” – Irving Berlin

Excerpt by JIM ALLEN




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