Check Your Chances Of Success
(Venugopala Reddy A)
Your chances of success depend a great deal on you. It is possible to have all the luck in the world, and yet still lack the vision to recognize the right opportunity, or be deficient in the drive to develop it and follow it through.
To achieve success , it is the push-ahead qualities. Within us which are all-important.
Try this test by answering " Yes " or " No " to the questions. Then turn to the key at the end.
Have you a definite ambition? Do you know exactly what you want to do?
Is your ambition reasonable and practicable, not the product of day-dreams and wishful thinking, but fully in line with your real-life capabilities?
Do you know the best way to set about achieving your ambition?
Do you prefer work with a furure, though starting at a lower salary, to a safe secure job with little prospect of bettering yourself?
Are you ready to shoulder more and more responsibility in order to improve your position and acquire the necessary experience?
Do you make yourself a daily schedule and have a properly organised system of working?
Are you punctual about keeping appointments and other important working dates?
Do you tactfully ration the time you have to spend in idle conversation?
Are you a good influence, in the sense of encouraging others to make the best use of the time?
Can you be brief on the telephone without giving the impression of being curt and unfriendly?
Are you quick to seperate essentials from nonessentials?
Do you get straight on with the jobs without wasting time?
Do you dislike having to put things off for tomorrow?
Can you speak up with courage and conviction?
When it comes to making decisions, do you make up your own mind?
Can you remain calm in a crisis?
Do you, at such times, inspire calm and confidence in others?
Can people rely on you to do what you promise to do?
Have you a sense of humour which includes the ability to laugh at yourself?
Give yourself five marks for every " Yes ". It should be possible for you to score 95 but a total of 70 may be considered satisfactory. A score of under 70 is not satisfactory.
When we want something urgently, our push-ahead qualities quickly develop. To be successful, we have to be really keen.