The Myths of Success

In our society there are several myths about success that exert a strong influence on the minds of many people who think in a programmed way according to these models of information losing profitable opportunities and unconsciously self-limiting because they believe they are doing the right things in opportunities and personal accomplishment, family and social fulfillment.

The myths of success are mainly due to old ideas that have been handed down from generation to generation and which, by not questioning and changing them, govern and manipulate the wills of individuals and give no chance to see the opportunities offered by life, which they always do part of a process of change that reigns throughout the universe.

We have talked about success in different articles such as “the progressive realization of a valuable goal or ideal”, a definition that has been exposed, driven and shared by great personalities in the world of self-help as Napoleon Hill and big business influencers of direct sales in the World as Dexter R. Yager S.

This definition suggests that while it is in a steady progression toward a given goal one is successful. In other words, success is a path and not a destination.

We start from the fact that the myths of success are outdated models of thinking that have been acquired by people in their family, educational and social environment and whose main function is to deform, condition and limit the reality of opportunities in the mind of any person who is not prepared or does not have the courage to question, change or eliminate them.

Myths of success also act as strains that filter the information of the environment in which people live and perform and act as colanders that repel all information that contradicts paradigms or models of thought that were programmed or grafted by repetition, imposition or emotional experience in family, social and educational environments.

The myths of success do not only belong to the economic or professional field of an individual although it is one of the most recognized fields and that most affects the quality and tranquility of people’s lives.

According to this there are several myths that we will expose next:

To access good opportunities you have to have luck, good influences or good education

Many people still believe in the Information Age that to achieve success is a matter of chance or luck like when you buy a lottery ticket and you win a jackpot without being prepared to receive it.

Others, on the other hand, believe that having friendships or social relationships for convenience is a guarantee of ascending rapidly through the economic rungs of life.

There is also a very large group that by generational tradition deposits much of their hopes of economic and personal progress in obtaining degrees and diplomas of traditional education.

Employability as the main or only source of income

This is an idea that comes from the beginning of the Industrial Age, where it was sought to pay in mass the new workers of the nascent industries in XVIII century .

Yet the employment culture is deeply rooted in our society even though the economic opportunities of the Information Age that officially began in the early 1990s have nothing to do with finding a job and ascending through the corporate ladder earning more money and recognition.

Most universities, for example, still lead their undergraduate and postgraduate academic programs in search of jobs in companies in different economic sectors. And although this cannot be eliminated because competent employees are needed for the different companies that a country has and not everyone will be an entrepreneur, either by necessity or vocation, it is important to recognize through Practical Education the new economic access and wealth opportunities such as the latest virtual online businesses, e-commerce, etc.

Success is for the privileged who were born with special talents or in gold cradle

Another group of people see far to transcend a life of lack and limitations and they underestimate in the depths of their being believing that success is for certain people born under special conditions, a wealthy family or of lineage.

Although less than 1% of new fortunes are inherited and it is more common for children of wealthy families to fail in one or several aspects of their lives, not in terms of lack of capacity, but in solve problems of their personal and economic life to produce, care and multiply their money and solve the crises and setbacks of life as an entrepreneur or businessman who begin their economic and personal development from nothing or with very little . This makes echo to a popular quote that says: ” Hard-working parents, wasteful children and poor grandsons .”

Legal, moral and ethical success is not a private club of privileged people belonging to the nobility, certain surnames, social groups, educational centers and so on. Today more than ever with the extraordinary resources that leverage human activities such as the World Internet Network, opportunities are at hand for anyone who wants to progress in the personal and economic fields and who is willing to work and let themselves be taught .

The subject of special talents although it cannot be denied that they are present in certain individuals in the different fields of human education and action, it is known that determination and perseverance are more important in the time to obtain outstanding results both in the economic field as well as the individual.

There are some that are born with stars and others that are born starry

This myth is present in many people especially of the working class who look like extraterrestrials to those who have economic or personal success.

The idea of ​​exclusive success for a few and of factory cannot be more outlandish. No one comes to this world with guarantees, but with capacities that are the responsibility of each individual to develop and cultivate them.

This idea of that the success is determined by top forces for an individual from before being born has its origin in the lack of vision, discipline, patience and persistence that abounds in many. Not for the fact of having a work, of surviving and attending to familiar obligations, but for wanting to obtain economic changes in his life in record time, when twenty or more years have lived in an economic precarious situation fruit of a bad mental programming.

Better go to secure and follow everyone and not to risk doing anything new that does not work

This myth is the result of a subconscious mental programming that through the repetition of thoughts and acts conditions people to act imitating and following others without questioning the validity of such behaviors and models of thought in the historical moment that is lived.

Many of the models of the Industrial Age no longer work with the tools and the strength of the Information Age, but many people still cling to the old models and follow their mentors or promoters blindly trying to live a time that already has passed.

These have been some of the most frequent success myths that exist and persist in our society. Here are some practical suggestions for tackling and correcting these impediments:

  • The most important skill an Information Age entrepreneur must have is continuously to train himself through resources, identify problems and provide solutions to develop skills.
  • This makes that the skills determine the chances of achievement in goals and objectives.
  • One of the most important qualities now in the Information Age is to be teachable and to learn from people who know, who have demonstrable results and are willing to share their practical knowledge with others. So open your mind to new information that will change your financial and personal results.
  • Reprogram your mind with the resources of Practical Education that are formidable tools that you can use immediately to solve the challenges and tests that daily life offers you and that you do not find in traditional classrooms.
  • Forget access to the opportunities of the Information Age through parshments, titles, influences and promotions as was done in the old Industrial Age. Opportunities have been democratized for all since the establishment of the Global Internet Information Network.
  • Traditional Education has points in favor of developing a specific talent or vocation such as: engineer, architect, lawyer, doctor, etc., but in economic terms it is no longer the only or best option nowadays and on the contrary at this time it is a risk relying only on a job with a good or low salary without using the opportunities offered by the Information Age such as online businesses of the latest generation, e-commerce, etc.
  • By experience of many successful entrepreneurs from different times, the only constants needed to succeed are moral and ethical values ​​and principles: God, family, country, honest and honest work, integrity, discipline, perseverance, vision, tenacity, focused thought , etc.
  • Now more than ever the opportunities for change and progress are within the reach of all. Is is not worth privileges, luck and influences as in the old Industrial Age. Only the will to learn, to grow and to change is necessary.

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2 Comentarios en The Myths of Success

  1. Tom Brunson
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