The Nature of Man and Finding the Key to Success

Posted December 08, 2014 by
Ken Sundheim

Ken Sundheim, Chief Executive Officer and Founder at KAS Placement Recruiting

Man has two natures. The first is to advance, while the second is to pull back in fear. Whichever we choose to cultivate determines who we are and ultimately, who we become.

Luckily, with the right kind of training, every individual could be a success. Be mindful that it is not in your best interest to wait and expect others to assist you on the road there.

Rather, achievement and career advancement is the culmination of gaining self­-will, setting firm resolutions and making a commitment to conquer your weakness and bad habits.

If success is truly something of interest, our recruitment professionals have laid out 10 easy theories to implement in order to have a more lucrative, productive and fulfilling career.

1. Always improve yourself no matter where you are or what your position is. Learn all you can. In business, miracles do not simply happen.

Success is the culmination of excessive learning and leveraging that knowledge to set firm goals then seeing those proposed accomplishments through to the end.

2.Think in terms of solutions rather than focusing on problems. Simply because we can’t see a solution at a given moment does not mean it’s not there.

Use your subconscious voice in order to gain answers and expand your horizon instead of listening to the inner voice that says a particular goal can’t be achieved.

People with a strong sense of self­-worth tell themselves that they can handle anything including hurdles that arise in pursuit of their core goals.

3. Everyone who is willing to pay the price can be a success. Remember that it is the difficult things that really develop us, anything that requires a small effort, utilizes very few of our faculties and does us little benefit in the end.

4. Learn to remove distractions. Maintain discipline and focus on your priorities. Prioritize the commitments that provide the highest return and don’t do the easy things first.

5. Determine what is of value to you. Define what type of job you want, what type of people you want to be around, how much money you want to make and what knowledge you wish to gain.

6. With people, you get what you put in. Sincere caring and positivity will enable you to gain the cooperation and friendship of those around you.

Start to look for the good in everyone and everything. Not only do we encourage those around us by focusing on their more positive traits, we win their trust and loyalty.

7. Surround yourself with “can­do” people. It’s the type of people whom you surround yourself with that either enhances the chance for success or greatly hinders our ambition and creativity.

People who believe things can’t be done will go out and prove themselves right. By associating yourself with individuals who go out and make things happen, you will catch their ambitious attitude and beliefs.

8. Become a fighter. Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. Resiliency is a necessary attribute on the way to achievement.

In order to consistently meet hurdles with effective countermeasures, view problems as temporary and surmountable.

An universal trait of those who are less successful at work is that they see even the smallest setbacks as career­ending tragedies.

9. Choose a career that is enjoyable and the money and success will come. Contrary to popular belief, happiness is not a byproduct of success. Instead, it is an ingredient; pleasure in one’s work is a key component on the road to achievement.

Happiness breeds focus, creativity and ambition. In order to be at maximum production, an individual must be content with their work. They money will come later.

10. Nothing great can be achieved alone. Success in dealing with people relies on a sympathetic grasp of the other person’s viewpoint. Learn to see the world from other people’s perspectives and remember that appreciation, kindliness and friendliness gets things done.

In the End

You become what you think. If you have a mentality conducive to success, you’ll get there.

About the Author

Ken Sundheim is the CEO and founder of KAS Placement Recruiting, a sales and marketing executive recruitment firm specializing in assisting all levels of job seekers reach their career ambitions. Ken is a writer for Forbes, Business Insider, The Ladders, and many others.

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