ONLY MAD MEN SUCCEED
BY JOMBO SANDRA CHIGOZIE
Do you know that success is far easier than failing? According to Dennis P. Kimbro, real success is a matter of finding yourself, and building upon what you find; everybody is born to star at something, “NEVER LIMIT YOURSELF”.
A mad man in this concept simply refer to that man that M-makes his vision clearer, A-Accommodate possibility, and D-Don’t give up.
MAKE YOUR VISION CLEARER: What is vision? The ability to grasp the big picture to anticipate trends and opportunities, to think without limits, turning fantasy thinking into fantastic thinking. A vision is the future that becomes present, the unreachable that becomes reality, the mind’s work on paper.
Young man, young woman, that door ahead of you is probably closed because you have closed it. Closed it by lack of ambition, drive and desire. Though perhaps you have been waiting for luck to open it; wherefore the determined soul has stepped in ahead of you and opened it himself. It is not, has never been, and can never be chance or luck, IT IS YOU!!!.
“You are not a creature of circumstances, you create your circumstances, you and you alone pave the very road on which you run your race”-----DENNIS P. KIMBRO
Always remember that the world makes way only for that guy who knows where he is going, therefore you need to have a guiding vision and a sense of focus; have a clear idea of what you want to do or accomplish. Never limit yourself, successful people take chances, high achievers come early and stay late. In fact, those bent on success know that if you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.
ACCOMMODATE POSSIBILITY: The inspirational writer Napoleon Hill devoted his life to sharing the philosophy of individuals achievement with millions of aspiring men and women. As a young man he had the ambition to become a writer, toward the end, Hill saved his money and bought the finest, most complete dictionary available. All the word he would ever need was in the book, and hill meant to master them all. But he did something quite strange, he opened the dictionary, and turned to the word “impossible” and with his pen knife, he cut it out of the dictionary and threw it away. He also made a reference book void of all negative words. Thereafter, Hill built his entire career on the premise that nothing is impossible to the man or woman who wants to succeed in a big way. I am not suggesting you do your cutting in your dictionary, but from your mind. DROP IT!!! I mean the word impossible , don’t ever mention it to yourself, never make it take the whole of your conversations. As far as I have learnt, nothing is impossible, even the word itself says I’MPOSSIBLE.
DON’T GIVE UP: If a man would reach the highest success, he must pay the price himself -----Booker T. washington.
God has placed the highest price upon the greatest worth said washington to a high school student, who was at the verge of giving up on his education due to lack of finance and steady mockery from his mates.
Do you long for education? Have you the stamina to continue your studies when you are too poor to eat? Will you rise at day break and study till sunset long after others have retired? Do you love learning enough to walk ten miles to borrow a book you cannot afford to buy? And having no money for books, will you borrow the texts from your friends and memorize your lessons? Is five, six, or seven years amidst wants and lacks too long to spend to get a piece of paper called a certificate? Will you even at the face of challenges keep up your integrity and loyalty not even for the highest amount of money? Have you the courage of Nat turner who laughed in the face of death? Have you the unconquerable will of Harriet Tubman who said with every fiber of our burden “thou shalt be free!” How much can you endure? It is certain each and every one of us hopes to achieve something, but that is not enough, it is one thing to
wish and another to accomplish. How much price can you pay?
When your feet are so tired that you have to shuffle back to the centre of the ring, fight one more round. When your arms are so tired that you can hardly lift your hands to come on guard, fight one more round. when your nose is bleeding and your eyes are black, and you are so tired that you wish your opponent would crack you on the jaw and put you out to sleep, fight one more round. Remember, the man who always fights one more round is never whipped. ------ James J. Corbett.
Never give up on your dreams, let no one set a limitation for your dream not even your race; just know your dream and be willing to pay the price no matter how much it costs. Believe in yourself and as Dennis P. Kimbro noted “A man must be self made, before he is ever made.
- On a last note, never compete. Competition is a by-product of productive work, not it’s goal. A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others, BE WISE!!!!!