Do you believe that there are no standard routes in success?

@jethdale (156)
Philippines
February 9, 2012 7:58pm CST
Me and my dad have a very strong relationship. Its not just because my dad is a good example but he is very hard working man. He would always invite me when i go home to go to the farm and try to learn things about farming. Since this is one my interest, so i would never say no. He told me that there is no standard way to be successful. When he was still in college. He was a working student. on mornings, he goes to the construction site to work and during the afternoon, he goes to school, sometimes even do he got dirty in the construction site, he will really pursue in going to school. When tuition time would come, he goes home and harvest some coconut fruits to sell for copra. Although everything was hard for him but he keeps on going and now my dad owns a big farm here in our place. Some of my friends are just elementary graduate but now they are very successful and owning a lot of properties and business. They always remind me that to be successful is to patient yet willing to grab opportunity that comes in there way
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@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
10 Feb 12
you must follow what your father do.. he is good example for you so, when you want to be succesful man, you must work hard.. but i think not only working hard now, we need too a smart working..
@jethdale (156)
• Philippines
10 Feb 12
Yes. we should be smart in doing anything. We should make sure that in exchange for our hard work, we will land to what we wish to have and if not, then we just have to keep on trying until we reach the point of contentment.
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@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
10 Feb 12
i see. thats right jedtdale.. i hope you can hear what your father always said to you
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
10 Feb 12
I don't really think that there is a standard rout to success but hard work and patients tends to be the most logical way to find success there are no easy ways or shortcuts to make it in life and achieve ones goals, that said there are many things one can do to be successful and many roads to travel to reach success but not all roads lead to success, hard work and perseverance rarely fails.
@jethdale (156)
• Philippines
10 Feb 12
yes. There are a lot of opportunities out there but not all opportunities are for you so you have to persevere and look for the right one for you. but learn to gamble especially if you are not losing anything from it
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
10 Feb 12
Of course take a few gambles as long as nothings lost, and there are no serious consequences if the gamble fails I agree.
@shylade (3138)
• Philippines
11 Feb 12
yes, there is no standard when it comes to becoming successful. most of the wealthy men have no degree under their belts. hard work, patience and dedications will help one successful but sometimes this isn't enough. some associate wealth with success because that's two different things. you can be wealthy but not successful in life. some says it about reaching your dreams but for me its about how you enjoy your life and how you become to others.
@jethdale (156)
• Philippines
12 Feb 12
Yah very true. you will know that you are successful when you find satisfaction on what you have reach and learn to love it and work with it
@ajalitus (127)
• United States
10 Feb 12
I agree. Success needs patience. Many people are looking for some complex formula for success when there isn't one. An individual should give his absolute best every day to achieve his goals and accomplish his dreams. Success is not quantitative, it's qualitative.
@jethdale (156)
• Philippines
12 Feb 12
yes. to be successful to make good precision on your target goal. there maybe a lot of optional reaching them but what makes is your determination and your relationship with God
@dandan07 (1908)
• China
10 Feb 12
I think there is a standard routes in success, it is the right direction and hard work. It is said that after you select a right direction, keep working, after more than 10000 hours hard work you will be success in the field. I think so. To many people, they can not or they do not want to spend so much time and put effects to reach success, they just want to be rich in a night time.
@jethdale (156)
• Philippines
10 Feb 12
yes that is very true. a lot of people today whats to be millionaire in night time and that's why some resorted to illegal activities and monkey just to earn a lot.
@airasheila (5460)
• Philippines
10 Feb 12
a great day to you jethdale, the people around you are truly correct. that there is no a standard way towards a successful life. as you have mention, patient and grabbing the opportunity are the ways. hence, these are only some of it. aside from those that you have mentioned, you will still need the determination and most of all the guidance and prayers from our Lord. combining these five traits namely patient, opportunity, determination, guidance and prayers for sure, you will step the ladder of success.
@jethdale (156)
• Philippines
10 Feb 12
thank you airashiela for this tips. yes i really believe in prayers. According to the bible that nothing is impossible with God. We just have to do our best and let God do the rest
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
10 Feb 12
I think your dad is a very smart man...He has definately given you some great advise and suggestions.. You are lucky to have a smart person in your live to at least try to lead you in the right direction..I think we make our destiny, we have the knowledge of knowing right from wrong and its up to us as a people to chose which road we take...I think with a clear mind and heart we can chose the right route... KUDOS to your dad.....
@jethdale (156)
• Philippines
10 Feb 12
yah. that's really true. we are the once who decide which way we should go even do our parents are doing the best they can to make you successful
@magtibaygom (4865)
• Philippines
16 Feb 12
Success depends on a person interests, goals, and dreams in life. Whatever they are, if the person is able to achieve them, then he/she is considered successful. And since we vary in those things, versions of success in everyone of us also varies.
• Canada
10 Feb 12
I agree with your dad, there is no standard route to achieve success. As you said, you need to grab the right opportunities presented to you along the way and you need to be patient. You also have to be hardworking and willing to work towards your goals and be successful in life. Like in your father's case, his hard work paid off and now he is successful in his field of work.
• Philippines
10 Feb 12
Yes, I do believe. If there were standard routes in success then many people would made it. Success comes to those who believe on themselves and to those who work hard for it.