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  1. 1. A report for internal assessment on PERSONAL SUCCESS STRATEGIES (BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES) In the guidance of Ms. Smriti Sethi Submitted By: 16008 - Divya Malhotra 16071 – Shobhit Tayal 16072 – Vaibhav Agarwal 19061 – Kritika Goyal 19066 – Ripunjay Yadav Sec – C4 B.Tech (CS & IT) Sem-VIII
  2. 2. What is SUCCESS????????........... To be clear about what success is must be the first step to achieve success. Before you can achieve success, you need to define what success means to you. Unless you have a clear vision of what success is to you, you cannot work towards it. Success means different things to different people. For some, monetary reward is a measure of success. Yet others have multiple definition of success. The best definition of success is:quot;Success is the completion of anything intended.quot; In other words success is finishing what you planned to do. Some other definitions of success could be quot;Achieving your goals” or quot;Fulfilling your potentialquot;. An interesting answer to our question could be success is quot;Making others jealousquot;. What’s the difference between those people who build successful lives and those who often fail? What do those successful people have that’s different from everyone else? Is it luck? …Or is it something else? What’s the key to success? Or what are the ingredients of the recipe called SUCCESS? The Different Areas They measure it across a few areas. It can be career, health, spiritual, emotional, time or financial. As an example, one can be successful in one’s career but not emotionally. Of course, this list isn’t exhaustive - so you can add areas that are relevant to you. To find your own definition of success you need to dig deep within yourself and question your values in life. What are your strengths and weaknesses? What are the things that are important to you? By answering these questions
  3. 3. you can then come closer to your own definition of success. Be aware that this can be a long process. You may not get the answers so quickly. But it is alright. Define your measure of success, one at a time. Let’s take your career as an example. What would your definition of success be for your career? To make the managerial level by a specified time? Then dig deep to see what are your own strengths and weaknesses. Which would help you achieve it. Which of your weakness is a barrier, and does it go against your values? It Is A Journey When defining your success, remember this important thing. Success is a journey. It has multiple peaks and not one ultimate pinnacle. One success builds on another. Setbacks and mistake will also help you build success. At different periods of your life, success is defined differently. In our career, at a more junior level, your success can be defined by exceeding your job requirements or getting a promotion. Or success can be defined in a few respects. They can be: 1. Your relationship with your boss; 2. Your relationship with your peers; 3. Your dealing with other departments; and 4. Your learning curve.
  4. 4. Components of Success…… 1. Happiness Happiness as a felt emotion is defined as feelings of pleasure or contentment about your life. If you are happy, then you feel warm and fulfilled, at least for the moment. When you feel successful, then that happiness is tied to the success and can thus be a long-lasting period of contentment. 2. Achievement Achievements are accomplishments such that goals we have set ourselves are achieved. As we socially construct our selves, they usually compare favorably against similar goals of other people. In particular we feel a greater sense of achievement when we have worked hard to achieve a stretching goal where we and others were not sure that it would be possible to meet that goal. 3. Significance We feel a sense of our own significance when we have made positive impact on other people we care about. The sense of significance grows
  5. 5. with the size of the impact and the number of people affected. Thus if I save the world (or maybe just the whales) I will feel pretty significant. 4. Legacy Our sense of legacy has to do with what we leave behind us. Most of all, if we can establish values that to help others find future success, then we will feel a strong sense of success. Personal success strategies…… Many people believe that success results from possessing a natural born talent. Natural talent never hurt anyone, but it is a mere drop in the bucket when it comes to why some people succeed and others do not. Let’s consider what really brings about success in life? Our society has an unspoken definition of success that tends to focus on external appearances. Yet, clearly success is a personal matter and resides in the eye of the beholder. For instance, one person might dream of becoming an Olympic star and could care less about financial security. Another person might want to become a medical researcher who discovers a cure for a troubling disease. For these individuals, success might come through physical prowess or through cognitive excellence. One has to follow a strategic approach to be successful. Success defines what we intend to achieve or the achievement of goal. So following parameters defines our path or our strategy to success. Goal setting •
  6. 6. Goal setting is the very first step towards success. Till the time we don’t know what we want to achieve, how will we proceed further to achieve it. Goal setting is the foundation for personal and business success. Goal setting enables you to achieve your dreams and achieve your resolutions. Goal setting is the framework for success. Goal setting is the fuel that flames your onward progress. But just to have a Goal is not enough. Our Goal should be definite. The Goal should be smart enough to achieve. It should be chosen according to our abilities, availability of resources, time-constraints, area of interest and various other features that define achievability of our goal. As we said our Goal should be smarter, it implies that our goal should be: S – Specific M – Measurable A – Achievable R – Realistic T – Time-Bound E – Emotionally Intelligent R – Resources Specific • Commitment Without a commitment to one’s dream, purpose, or goal, many people’s skills are wasted. We never even discover what we’re capable of doing unless we truly push ourselves. It takes a genuine belief in what we are doing and an unwavering commitment to obtain a feeling
  7. 7. of personal success. Too often, people give up for many reasons: it is too difficult, they are lazy, they lack a belief in themselves or their abilities, etc. Yet, all of these excuses can be addressed when an individual decides to commit. A commitment comes with a conscious decision to value one’s life. Sometimes faith in a higher power plays a role in helping people take this important step. Once a true commitment to succeed has been made, a sense of internal motivation causes changes to occur: difficulties become a challenge to overcome; laziness evaporates under the focus of following one’s dream; and a disbelief in oneself transforms through small, consistent steps forward toward a positive sense of self- worth. • Time Management Time is something that you can never take back. What’s done is done. Nothing in history can be changed. The most we can do about anything that has already been done is to take counter measures to prevent the damage from spreading. However, there is one more effective way to stop the damage and that is to prevent it. You must have heard it said that “Prevention is better than cure.” This quote is most often used in terms of illness; however, this can also be done for future mistakes. Time management is a form of prevention. Why is time management so important? Time is the most important commodity. Time never comes back. It never rewinds like videotape.
  8. 8. You can get more money but you cannot get more time! Here are the most common reasons why time is so important: 1. Time cannot be stored Everyone no matter how rich or poor spends time the same way, it doesn't speed up for the rich and slow down for the poor. Time management is equal to wise usage of time. This may be the difference between fame and failure. 2. Time is rare Yes, everybody has the same number of hours, but haven't you noticed that people are complaining that they don't have enough of it? There is just “so little time and so much to do” that people go out of focus. Time management means giving importance to priorities and nearer deadlines and these give you enough for the crucial activities in life. 3. Time is needed for everything Everything takes time; everything needs time to materialize. With time management, each task is given enough time to be finished. By giving a sliver of time for each of your goals and accounting for it wisely, you will be able to achieve them, plus make time for rest. Truth is, even little time produces work. If distributed wisely throughout the day or week, you would be surprised to how much you can accomplish. 4. Time management helps you finish more jobs with less effort
  9. 9. By allotting a certain amount of time for each activity, you don’t have to worry about the next thing that you will do. With time management, you become more organized and the things you do become more habitual than panic-driven. By making it a habit, you become more productive. As Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. ” In modern times, each product, place, or gadget has minute differences that make it very hard for you to choose. There are so many opportunities to choose from as to what to do with your time. By having a plan, you will be able to make intelligent choices. By becoming more conscious of the available time and the choices you've made so far, you focus more on your priorities rather than useless work. Time management is indeed a gem. Once it becomes a habit, it will be more beneficial than time-consuming.
  10. 10. • Optimism The principles of success require that we maintain an optimistic mindset. Negative life experiences take their toll, leaving us more conservative, fearful, and less trusting as time passes. This trend seems to worsen with age, causing many to lose the fresh and optimistic expectations that come more naturally to the young. As we grow older, more than ever, we will need to push ourselves to overcome negative thinking. This conservative and more fearful approach results in a need for predictability and habit. We see people choose the comfortable and known path, rather than venture out or attempt change, even when it is far less than they want..
  11. 11. Managed failures exist in relationships, in career, and in health matters. Fear of attempting something different, or even believing they can have something different based on past experience, causes people to hang onto undesirable circumstances. The conditions afford safety, if nothing else. And predictability and safety seems to become more of a priority as we age. Choose to learn from experience. With wisdom, alter self- sabotaging choices and behaviors that bring about failure. Then, armed with awareness and change, develop positive expectations for success. Expect the best outcome, and believe in miracles and luck with every risk and choice. No matter what has passed before, always expect miraculous change in your life. Risk success! If you feel you have waited too long to create effective and satisfactory change in your life in a particular area, you should belive that it is never too late to alter that trend. The only reason it may appear to be more daunting is because your patterns, most notably your thinking patterns, are more habituated. There is nothing more worthwhile than love, happiness and success, at any stage in life. Hard work • “It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and
  12. 12. sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat. Do we need to say more? This means that the one doing the pursuing WILL achieve. No, he may not reach what he aimed for ALL the time, but hard work does pay off. In fact, isn’t it true that what we aimed for at the beginning isn’t even close to what we end up at when we are done. Those who work hard will not always succeed in the world’s eyes, but they will always be successful. There is no alternative to hard work. Constant and smart hard work always ensures success. Very often we can come across people saying “Hard work never kills any one but why to take a chance.” But we should rather think that hard work never fails any one so why not try.
  13. 13. • Believe on yourself Self-belief and self-esteem are your secret allies. You've just got to be able to turn them on and boost them when you need them most. They are part of the armory of all people who achieve great things. To win at anything in life, your greatest battle is with yourself. Your most powerful enemy is within. Your greatest ally is there also. The person who has the weapon to make you win or lose is you. Your weapon is your mind. Your mental approach makes you strong or weak, tough or flabby. Conquering yourself is the ultimate challenge. Great self- believers have the edge. They carry within a formidable advantage over the average person. They know how to dig deep and muster additional resources and back-up when called to. They never lose. They always live to fight another day. They always come through. Even if you identify yourself as one of the great self-believers, you’ll still be eager to run a check on your current levels to ensure you’re in peak condition! Self belief is
  14. 14. your secret ally. You've just got to be able to turn it on, boost it when you need it most. So just follow the path shown. Always believe that never it’s too late. Today is the first day of your rest of the life. So give your best, try hard and believe on yourself. Success will be all yours. Success is creating what you want the way you want it to be.It is, in fact, a journey. And, like all journeys, your ship will sail through calm waters and buck in storms. If you stay on course, continually upgrading your navigational instruments and adjusting to feedback, you will reach your port of dreams. Everyone has had the experience of shipwreck. Their most cherished dreams collapsed despite their best efforts. The difference between those who succeed in life and those who fail are neither the number of shipwrecks nor the severity of the storms. The difference is in their persistence. It takes persistence to complete the journey. Some people choose to build one ship after another until they reach their port of call. Others abandon
  15. 15. the journey as soon as they run into a reef. Success, then, is a process. It is an incessant refinement of strategy until something finally works. Success starts with goal setting, and then goal setting is followed by action. Neither your goal setting theory nor your actions have to be perfect. A key to success is to start anywhere; over time, your vision will clear and your actions improve. Here is a simple but effective strategy. 1. Begin where you are with what you have right now. 2. Notice what is working and what is not working. 3. Keep trying out new things until you have better results. 4. Keep on adding what works and discarding what does not work. 5. Arrive at your goal. ALL THE VERY BEST…………………