Success means different things for different people. Success is often related to achieving something that we desire. Whatever your understanding is or definition about success, if you relate it with the achievement of something, then, to be successful is quite easy.
In this case, it comes to the fact of doing something or taking the correct action using correct information in the correct way at the correct time for correct outcome. In other word, when we do the right thing we will get the desired outcome.
This means we need to find out all the information that can help us succeed in what we are trying to achieve or become. Let me give you an example. Let’s say you want to be a successful option trader but you don’t know how to trade. In fact, you don’t know anything about option or option trading. What will you do?
This is where the information comes in. You need to find out all the information about option trading. If you have proper information at hand you will know what to do. That’s why it is said that knowledge is power. The real key to success then, is to equip us with relevant knowledge.
All these may sound too simple. Can being successful that easy? It definitely is. The problem is not that the world lacks information but rather the problem exists in our ability to gather the correct information which can help us succeed or achieve our goals. So the real problem is not many people know how to collect information.
This leads us to the need to learn about research methodology. Do you know that there are certain definitive ways to do proper research? It’s like a formula. Get yourself a book on how to do research, whether online or offline and learn how to gather information. We are living in a century where information is everything. With right information at hand, you can hit the jackpot.
Apart from gathering and using the information to help you succeed, there is another easy way to achieve your success. In fact, I consider it to be the easiest and fastest way to succeed in anything. I call it the duplicate system to success. Just duplicate an approach someone have used before to be successful in the areas that you wish to be successful. Easy isn’t it?
Say you want to be a writer. Get an autobiography of a few successful or famous authors and read about them. Learn about what they did and what made them successful the way they are. Learn all their tips and guidance and just duplicate their system. If a system can work for someone, it ought to work for you.
I am not saying you must become like them. We cannot become like other people. What I am saying is, learn to see how the successful people thought and what they did. Do exactly what they did and the result should be similar. That is the easiest way to be successful. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel and waste your time.
Of course, even if you are well equipped with all the knowledge in the world, if you don’t take action or use the knowledge, it will be useless.