5 Rules for Success


Kimberly Franco, Staff Writer

Everyone would like to be successful but how? Here are my person steps to success that I am trying to implicate to my life as much as possible. However people do fall short of what they say they are all about at times, so a rulebook or game plan can keep them focused. I hope it can help you as well.


Rule # 1: Trust Yourself

Before a person can be successful at anything, they must first trust themselves. If a person doesn’t trust himself or herself when people doubt their ideas they will surely crumble under pressure. Trusting yourself allows a person to get an idea and stick to it. When a person is confident in what they are saying be it truthful or not people listen. If you believe it, then it can allow others to believe it. If you feel so strongly and passionately about a topic, it allows other to reconsider their own way of thinking. Trusting yourself allows a person to never take no as an answer. The confines they feel within themselves give them the power to use no as a starting place not at realization of the truth. Trusting yourself gives a person the power to create his or her own truths in the world and keep moving forward.


Rule # 2: Don’t Be Afraid To Fail

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho

The truth is you most likely will fail with what every project your thinking about starting. Any person who is great at anything has fail at it one time or another.

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison

However with every fail gives room for improvement. Every down fall allows a person to fine turn, to strategize, to start fresh in a new way.

“You never fail until you stop trying.”-Albert Einstein

The people of Einstein’s day considered him crazy, completely out of his mind for thinking outside of the box but he never looked as what others thought as a failure and pushed on with his ideas. Now he is known as the world’s most brilliant minds.

“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” – Henry Ford

Each mistake becomes a lesson. Failures are a place to go from and see in a new light. Chances to gain another perspective on the project.

“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping-stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” – Johnny Cash

Its also simple math that if the odds are 1 in 100 and you try 1000 times 1 out of the 100 times you will succeed. People fails all the time, it a matter of if they let that stop them. For example, people have their heart broken all the time but most people don’t give up on love all together. They may even say they will but soon or later they end up dating again. Even if they don’t date again they watch a Romanic comedies because they truly want love and deep down will not give up on it till it works.

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” – Napoleon Hill

My point is clean, people will always fail but they don’t have to give up! Well know actor Jim Carey came from a lower- income family and struggled to keep jobs, he was so poor he had to drop out of high school at the age of 15. His first comic stand-up he was booed off stage. Now is making $10,00,00 million dollars per picture. J.K Rowling the well known author of Harry potter that late went on to being box office fits had her book rejected by 12 major publishers. Today she has sold more than 400 million copies of her books, and is considered to be the most successful woman author in the United Kingdom. The list of successful people who failed for years goes on and on Katy Perry, Oprah Winfrey, Jay-Z, Stephen King, Bill Gates, and even Walt Disney. What all those people had income is that they never let failure get to them. The never have up on there dreams but most importantly themselves.


Rule # 3: Work Like Hell!

Nothing worth having comes easy. Every person who is successful works their butts off to make their dreams into reality. If a person wishes to be successful they must put in the work. That may include doing extra work not asked for. But what I believe to be the most affective is to constantly work on you everyday. I try to lean something new everyday but if a person was to focus and learn more on a specific goal image what that person could accomplish. A person many have to read books or take up classes but they must invest in their idea or they will not succeed. Be the person with all the answers and if you can’t find the answer create one. Be different, work now to play later. The best investment is to learn more. Learning allows people to grown and view different perspectives. Even after humans die their hair and nails continue to grow. That is all the proof that I need to understand that with work and leaning comes growth and success.


Rule # 4: Ignore the Naysayers

Everything is not for everybody. The beauty of life is what people have different perspectives and can talk about their different ideas. Thus the form of criticism emerges. Thought people may not like your ideas it doesn’t mean that no one will. People have many different out looks and what works best for you may not work best for me. It is important to remember that it is only an opinion and everyone will have one but as long as you trust yourself and your opinion then you can continue on your quest and not be bothered by the naysayers. However it is also impotent to listen to what they say but not take it to heart! One can hear an opinion and try to remove your feeling from it because they may have sound advice underneath the caddy remarks. Also one maybe to close to the picture to see the false so listen if it can help take it in if it hurts let it go. At the end of the day trust your better judgment.


Rule # 5: Give Something Back

When one is at the top and successful it is so important to be grateful for what one has and how they got there. It’s important to helping others that need help now. No one gets to the top without help from someone, so wouldn’t you want to do the same for someone who needs the help now? You where once in those shoes and they were not so easy to walk in, if someone would of gave you a pear of well fitting shoes wouldn’t life been so much easier. Once a person has, they should give back. Giving back makes one feel better and it creates joy in lives. If you are not helping others what’s the point. Who want to be successful but alone? I would like to believe that people want to be successful so they can share knowledge and success with family and friends. It is important to appreciate those who helped you and to give back. You can leave an imprint on someone’s life. You can keep others trust. You can become a leader. You can gain friends. There are so many benefits for you and others if you give back.

I wish you all loads of success!