The Secret Formula To Success In Anything
An Age-Old Hidden Secret To Success
Just this week, I had my regular Master Mind session, watched “Kung Fu Panda” at home with the family and finished reading “Stumbling on Happiness” by Daniel Gilbert (a great read, very enlightening by the way)
So what does Master Mind, Kung Fu Panda and Harvard Psychologist have in common? Nothing. All were very enriching for me and here’s why – they culminated in revealing a hidden secret I have been searching for: the secret recipe for success – and I am going to share with you here.
In the Master Mind group this week we were discussing getting the right formula to success for different aspects of building a business. I am sure you are familiar with those; the “Secret Recipe to A, B and C” and the “X,Y Z Success Formula”. I was trying to “crack the code”. We had an interesting discussion and this was still a little “unresolved’ in my mind.
“What if there were no such formula?” was one view point. Hard to believe right? There MUST BE. How can there NOT Be?
Every guru talks about these secrets that they will show you for a few thousand dollars (in courses and home studies).
Watched Kung Fu Panda yet? Came out quite a while back and I only just had the chance to watch it (after I saw Kung Fu Panda II!) It makes for a very nice family movie on a Sunday night. Anyway, at the crust of the story, Panda Po’s dad revealed the long-withheld secret ingredient to his famous secret ingredient soup”. The secret ingredient is “Nothing“.
Wait. so that means there is no secret? Likewise the secret Dragon Scroll had “Nothing“ written on it. Things become special when people believe them to be. Reminding us that our beliefs shape our actions and behaviors.
This “enlightenment” helps Po the Panda claim victory for defeating snow leopard Tai Lung who although managed to get the Secret Dragon Scroll, could not understand why it was blank, empty — with nothing written on it…
Came night time and I was close to the finishing pages of a book by a Harvard psychologist on the topic of happiness. After dissecting happiness from various angles through Time and Space in his 264-page book, Daniel Gilbert concluded that:
“There is no simple formula for finding happiness… but at least we can now understand what makes us “Stumble Unto Happiness”.
That’s it? There is no secret recipe?
There is no secret recipe. Period. Though we can learn from the experiences of others and various proven methodologies, there is no secret recipe! A little disappointing perhaps?
There is not sure way to success. Things are dynamic, views are subjective, people are different, situations and times change. While we can shorten our learning curves and learn from the experiences of others, what we have at best are “best practices”, “proven methods’ and “step by step guides”.
There aren’t any secret formula you can follow to ensure success. Science discovers, proofs and then disproofs. Theories are updated and are sometimes refuted with new discoveries.
But one thing is for sure. If we do not try and do not take actions, we will NOT succeed. Here are three success factors that can get you flying
Following “secret formula” does not guarantee success although it will help us stumble upon success more often. It’s knowledge, skills and experiences that’ll help and not just the secret scroll.
Hard to digest I know. Deep breath and you can now take time to relax. Enjoy life’s mysteries and the next step will light up for you as outlined by those who share their proven formulae and success secrets …
You agree with this?
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