Saturday, 5 January 2013

Illusion of success by Tonye Jack

Hey lovelies

Have you thought about how you want to kick things off this year to ensure that you finish strong at the end?
Here is a piece on how to overcome the illusion of success and live life sustaining success.
Definitely recommended for everyone who has goals for 2013.

Meanwhile, Yay to my first featured writer.
I'll be dolling out a lot of good surprises this year

To kick things off, let's start off with our guest's introduction.

Tonye Jack is a software Engineer who is so keen on acquiring knowledge and information. He is one person I enjoy listening to, because you are sure the conversation will never be a waste of time.

Luckily for me, I have a few inspiring friends and he is way on the top of that list.
I remember how I used to look forward to his little excerpts of inspiring words that he diligently made a point of duty to send to me when I was writing my final examinations at school.

Let me not bore you with the preamble, delve straight into Tonye's well of wisdom.

Illusion of Success
I have read a lot on the subject of success, and success is not some illusive thing that is hard to grasp. It is not magical or strange. From my experience, I'll say it comes down to a few, simple steps. I have been able to outline three simple principles for attaining success.
The 3 simple principles are:
     1. Seek out and find the information
     2. Apply the information immediately
     3. Be persistent
The formula for success has never changed and will never change. By applying these simple principles to your life, you will realize the kind of outstanding results obtained by only the ultra successful.
Success begins with desire, and you should match that desire with the success formula. Without a genuine desire you cannot accomplish much even if you apply the formula for success. On the other hand, if you do have the desire, there is no way the success formula cannot work. The starting point for the success formula to work is to have a burning desire.
Now lets explore these set of principles.
Principle 1: Seek out and find the information
Simply put, Follow the system! Most of, if not all that we desire to accomplish has already been done by others, or the building blocks has already been explored by others. This is good news because we do not need to reinvent the wheel, it's already been done. All that is needed is to seek out the information that will help do the same for you. You have to follow the system used by those who have already arrived where you are headed, and chances are excellent that you will get there too, even faster because you wont make the same trivial mistakes.
So what is the system? This a process of achieving your goals in a predicted manner based on logical and specific set of 'how to' principles.
Another name for the system is called OPE (Other Peoples Experience). If someone has already done it, all you need to do is model what the person has done, follow what they did, learn from them and success will come your way. OPE can come in the form of books, classes or finding a mentor and spending time with people that are already doing what you aspire to do.
The only difference between where you are and where you'll be in the next 5 years from now are: the people you meet and the books you read.
Principle 2: Apply the information immediately
Knowledge without action is the same as having no knowledge at all. Having acquired knowledge, now you are positioned for success, BUT you have to move. Once you have found the system that works for you, you must apply it immediately. The right time is right now! Do not delay.
Fear is one of the things that keeps us from acting. We often say to ourselves, 'What if it doesn't work? Then i'm really in trouble!' 'If i don't try it, then at least i wont have to go through the disappointments' 'I will just wait until...i have more money...i have more time...when summer comes...' excuses, excuses, and more excuses!!! Successful people don't let excuses move them, once they have determined what they need to do, they do it. Successful people do it now. Be very wary of fear and procrastination, they are very deadly and the are the major killers of dreams and goals. They must be conquered.
The law of diminishing intent states: 'the longer you wait to do something you know you should do now, the greater the chances are that you will never actually do it.'
Any action, no matter how little is better than no action at all.
Principle 3: Be persistent
The successful person falls down 7 times and gets up 8. Don't be afraid of set backs; make no your vitamin.
Have the attitude that each 'no' you get is leading you closer and closer to a 'yes'.
In other to outlast the no's, you need a goal; a belief - that mental and powerful something that will pull you back up the 8th time after being knocked down the 7th.
That strong belief is needed. Don't expect anyone else to believe something you don't believe yourself. You need to believe in yourself. Believe that you have the power to overcome everything that comes your way. There isn't anything you cannot learn and do if you make up your mind to do it. The power of a made up mind is the power of God within.
You need to work on yourself continually because success is an inside job. Wealth, good grades, good health are simply outward manifestation of that which you create within yourself in the passionate pursuit of that which you love.
These are the 3 simple principles of success, simple in the terms that they are not complicated and they are easy to do, but what is easy to do, is also easy not to do, but the choice is always yours, REMEMBER!

Have a rewarding 2013
May all your desires come true!
P.s Don't forget to leave your feedback at the comment section. I'm sure Mr. Jack will love to hear from you, and you know I always do :)

Love always


  1. Nice! looking forward to your guest posts. Happy new year!

  2. I Love This. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Love the post and definitely agree especially with the persistence post... I firmly believe that as soon as you eliminate failure as an option, it immediately ceases to be an option. And my dear, if failure is not an option then what other option do we have but to succeed?

    Have I said Happy New Year to you yet? Well... Happy new year!

    1. Absolutely! There are no other alternatives.

      Thank you
      Wish you a fruitful year xo

  4. This just reaffirms what I've been told by a few of my 'mentors.' Success comes to those who work for it.

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Glad it was a good read

  5. 'make no your vitamin' yes o. and chase it down your throat with cold water or if you hate drugs, embed it inside that ball of pounded yam dip into that yummy egusi and just do it :)

    Thank you Tonye.

  6. Nice post... this post was just what the doctor ordered

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  8. Simple and easy to follow. Very practical. Love this.

  9. Thanks guys for your kind and positive feedback, i'm glad you'll liked it.
    -Tonye Jack

  10. T boy...I am so proud to have you as a inspire me...

  11. Massive... I think every line is true. GOD help us oh... Sometimes we just don't know what we want to do, but only know; we wanna succeed.. omo na Thinking Cap things now


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