Moving towards success


‘The man who has done his level best and who is conscious that he has done his best is a success, though the world may write him down as a failure.’
–B.C. Forbes

Different people have different goals in life. Some wish to be successful professionals, others dream to become successful businessmen, some desire to be famous cricketers. A woman may wish to be a successful wife/mother/homemaker/ entrepreneur. A student desires to succeed in his exams.

What is the definition of success?

Success is a relative term. A person who fulfills his desire to achieve what he intended is called successful. A wealthy person may not necessarily be a successful person though our society relates success to wealth. To some people success means fame and to others happiness.

‘Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm’, said Winston Churchil.

Steps to Success

Success requires a systematic approach. Successful people work towards producing something good for themselves and for others.

Planning and success are co-related. It is rightly said ‘if you fail to plan, you plan to fail’. Dreams and actions together lead to success.

Self-belief, focus and strong determination are the personality traits of successful people. There is no alternative to hard work. A student who wishes to be successful should start early and follow the P’s mentioned below.

P = Plan
P = Practice
P = Perform
P = Patience
P = Presence of mind
P= Positive thinking
A student should avoid one ‘P’ that is Panic.

Meenu Bhargava is a Post Graduate in Psychology from Jodhpur University. She has a rich experience of 30 years in the field of Counseling and training. She is a freelance practitioner and is involved in teacher training, parenting seminars and student workshops. Her clients are from play schools to reputed senior secondary schools and colleges across India.

She has contributed to the society and schools with her counseling programmes, career fairs and psychometric assessments. She believes that the best quality of a teacher is her willingness to learn from all be it children, books or technology. Meenu runs her own Counseling Centre at Kaushambi( Ghaziabad)