After having studied top achievers and peak performers of the past 25 years, I’ve
concluded that these unique men and women, have in most cases, mastered what is
called the Seven C’s of Success.
1. Clarity – Eighty percent of success comes from being clear on who you are,
what you believe in and what you want. By becoming clear of what you want it becomes easier to focus on your goals and thus achieve them
2. Competence – You can’t climb to the next rung on the ladder until you are
excellent at what you do now. Competence is the engine that drives any organization to its wonderland. this can only be achieved by thinking and staying ahead of those in your industry
3. Constraints – Eighty percent of all obstacles to success come from within.
Find out what is constraining in you or your company and deal with it. these are the things that will mostly hinder your success and drive your dreams astray.
4. Concentration – The ability to focus on one thing single-mindedly and see it
through until it’s done takes more character than anything else. My father used to say ” to succeed has more to do with discipline and concentration than ability”, this is to say concentration is one of the key drivers of successful people today.
5. Creativity – Flood your life with ideas from many sources. Creativity needs to
be exercised like a muscle,if you don’t use it you’ll lose it. The world of today calls for more creativity than anything else, you have to bring out ideas that have never been seen on earth to succeed.
6. Courage – Most in demand and least in supply, those who did a little bit of Economics can conclude that the price will therefore be high. Courage is the willingness to
do the things you know are right. The price tag that is pinned on courage calls for something that only exists to a limited few people and that is people that are willing to work hard and achieve whatever they dream of.
7. Continuous learning – Read, at the very least, one book a week on business
to keep you miles ahead of the competition. And just as you eat and bathe,
organize your time so you spend 30 minutes a day exploring e-mail, sending
messages, going through web sites, because like exercise, it’s the only way
you can keep on top of technology. If you get away from it, you’ll lose your