According to Pablo Picasso Action is the foundational key to all success. Now, what did he mean by this? Let me try and explain his thoughts.
We all dream high; we want to attain a high social status, earn good money, want to possess all the materialistic comforts of life, want our children to go for good education and so on. This is a normal phenomenon, and there is nothing wrong in doing so. The actual thing to ponder upon is, whether only dreaming or desiring these things will help you in attaining them.
The answer is ‘no’. One can only achieve if he puts in the effort to attain them, mere dreaming about them does not help. You need to act in order to fulfill your dreams. One’s actions are the foundation key to all success and achievements. Now how does one do it?
- Firstly you need to develop a plan or blueprint for how you are going to proceed.
- Identify the resources and factors which will help you achieve your goal.
- Also, identify factors which will negatively affect the overall outcome and keep an eye and control over them.
- Plan out strategies and actions on what to do, how to do and when to do.
- You may face many obstacles in the process, don’t get disheartened, keep on working and trying till you succeed.
- Keep a positive frame of mind and be open-minded. Be ready to learn new things and to learn from your failures.
- Change and refine yourself according to the need for the outcome, be flexible and try out new ways and strategies if the ones you chose are not working.
- Take advice from experts or experienced people who have been dealing with such situations. Don’t feel shy or offended when asking help and guidance, as it would hamper your progress.
- Monitor and evaluate the action plan and outcomes regularly to find the loopholes and also look for alternatives to improve and to overcome the problems.
One always needs to remember that one needs to act and work very hard to achieve success in life. Working hard is not the only thing, one has to plan well, implement what has been planned and keep on trying until one achieves what he desires. He will face a lot of difficulties and obstacles in the way, but he has to avoid getting distracted by them. He needs on focus on his goals, no matter what the situation is; keep a positive mind and positive thoughts. He just has to remember that his actions will lead him to success. So he has to move on until his objective is achieved. Another thing which is important is that he should be able to maintain a balance; he should not neglect his health, his dear ones and move away from his principles in order to achieve success. If he is not able to maintain this balance then he may achieve success, but he will not be able to enjoy it.