Suppose you set your sights on a certain position at your place of work. You try more than once to get hired for that position, but the organization’s structure seems completely inflexible and adverse to internal moves and changes. What do you do?
Most people tend to complain, blame, lose hope, and then suffer their disappointment in silence. Unfortunately, they overlook a very important success strategy.
Before you start pining away for that elusive position, you must first do a reality check to see whether you qualify for your goal.
You might aim for something that requires a more advanced skill set than you currently possess, or that simply doesn’t correspond with your abilities at all. In those cases, you need to put some serious effort into yourself before you cry, blame, or complain about the unfairness of life.
Look to others who hold positions similar to the one you’re after and examine how they think, what they do, and what their qualifications are.
If you believe that you really qualify for that position, then all you need to do is be patient and stay determined to remain ready until you get what you want. Maybe it is just not the right time for you to get that position.
The key success strategy here is about preparation & patience.
Preparation Attracts Aspiration.
When your goal appears very far away and unreachable, don’t lose hope. Prepare day and night. Work on yourself and increase your personal value and quality.
As you work and move toward your goal, you will attract more opportunities to you. And when the moment comes and the opportunity presents itself, you better be ready to seize it.
Just imagine opportunity knocking on your door only to find that you’re not ready for it yet! Opportunity doesn’t wait around in the driveway for you—and it certainly doesn’t knock twice.
So before going into a downward spiral of blame, complaints, and negative thoughts, be clear about your goal, prepare for it, and then stay DETERMINED TO REMAIN READY UNTIL YOU GET WHAT YOU WANT.
A Story from Ancient Egypt: Follow Thutmose III’s Success Strategy
Let me take you back five thousand years and share with you a story from ancient Egypt that demonstrates the ultimate power of preparation and patience.
It’s a scene from the reign of Thutmose III, who was the sixth Pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty. Thutmose III was the son of Pharaoh Thutmose II and Iset, a secondary wife of Thutmose II.
Because he was the pharaoh’s only son, Thutmose III would have become the first in line for the throne when Thutmose II died. However, because he was not the son of his father’s royal queen, his degree of royalty was less than ideal. To bolster his qualifications, he would have to marry a daughter of Thutmose II and Hatshepsut, the royal queen. And that’s what he did: he married their daughter Neferure.
When Thutmose II died, Thutmose III was still too young to rule, so Hatshepsut became his regent, then his co-regent. Shortly thereafter, she was declared pharaoh.
Thutmose III had little power over the empire while Hatshepsut exercised the formal authority of kingship. Her rule was quite prosperous and marked by great advancements and, during her revolutionary reign, Thutmose III was kept well in the background.
Once he came of age and demonstrated his capabilities, Hatshepsut appointed him to head her armies. And for twenty-two years thereafter he served as the head of his stepmother’s armies.
After the death of Hatshepsut, Thutmose III ruled Egypt in his own right for thirty years. He created the largest empire Egypt had ever seen: no fewer than seventeen military campaigns were conducted, and he conquered lands from Syria to Nubia . After his years of campaigning were over, he established himself as a great builder pharaoh.
Thutmose III was responsible for building over fifty temples in Egypt and effecting massive additions to Egypt ‘s chief temple at Karnak . New levels of artistic skill were reached during his reign, as well as unique architectural developments never seen before or after his time.
Can you see how powerful preparation and patience are?
Thutmose III was patient, worked continuously to improve and prepare himself, and stayed ready until the moment came when he was able to rule Egypt. Then his achievements became a lasting legacy that amazes the modern world to this day.
Never lose hope. No matter what the current circumstances are, there are plenty of things you can do from your side by working on yourself, increasing your value, and preparing yourself for the right opportunity.
Remember this important success strategy: Preparation Attracts Aspiration.
What one action can you perform today to prepare for your ultimate goal?
M. A. Tohami, bestselling author of The Pharaohs’ Code, helps unfulfilled professionals find their passion and connect it to a profitable path. He has blended timeless success principles, first recorded by the Pharaohs, with cutting edge success strategies to create a proven methodology for passionate living. Get 3 FREE chapters from The Pharaohs’ Code at: http://www.TransformationalMotivation.com
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