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21 Success Sutras Timeless principles to achieve personal excellence By Prof. M.S. Rao “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it and I shall move the world.” – Archimedes Do you know what makes some people stand out from others? Do you know what habits are essential to achieve greatness in your life? Do you know why some leaders stand taller beyond their lifetimes? The answer to all these questions is they possess some unique habits and adopt unconventional approaches and practices. In fact, there is a pattern of unique habits that convert ordinary individuals into extraordinary individuals and extraordinary individuals into inspiring individuals. When you understand and apply them you can unlock your hidden potential to achieve great success in your life. Here is a distilled list of habits, tools and techniques to help you stand out: Be an early riser. Rise early in the morning as it is the time the human mind is highly productive and creative with fresh thoughts. It is like starting on a clean slate. You find total tranquility and peace in the morning. You don’t find any distractions. Hence, you can concentrate well. It helps schedule your activities to roll out effectively as you have a fixed time at your disposal. Exercise regularly. Do exercises regularly. Invest your time to go to gym or a walk or do meditation. You must burn calories during your walk to energize your body. It elevates your body with new spirits and Interactive fills your mind with new ideas and thoughts during exercise. A regular physical activity maintains good appetite; ensures free motion; and provides sound sleep. These three are the symptoms of good health. Follow your heart. You must find out your strengths and concerns, and capitalize on your strengths and overcome concerns to achieve big in your life. Passion can take you to greater heights of success. When you work in your passionate areas, you don’t know how you spend your time and life. Your work doesn’t become boring but it becomes inspiring to get the best out of it. Acquire attitude. In twentieth century, a lot of research was done on successful people to understand what made them as extraordinary achievers. It showed that the attitude was the main thing. It is your attitude that determines the altitude of your success. People can support you if you have the right attitude. Additionally, employers prefer attitude to experience during employment interviews. Visualize yourself. You must visualize yourself as a successful person. It is rightly said that a battle is won twice – first in mind and then in reality. That means you will have a mental script first, and then roll out the real script. Hence, visualization is the crucial thing to achieve great success. You can become the way you want to become if you visualize yourself the way you want to be. Personal Excellence essentials presented by HR.com | 10.2014 Submit your Articles 7


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