Tips for success

Oprah, Raymond Ackerman and Sol Kerzner are successful in their own right. And you may dream of following in their footsteps. You may desire to build a successful business, write a book or get a degree. And it’s possible for you to achieve your dreams. Because you have the same …

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Game plan

  As a student, you’ll juggle your studies, social life and maybe a part time job. And you might find it hard to find a balance. Which is why you need to learn to plan ahead.  There is a direct link between your preparation and level of performance. Planning ahead …

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Eliminate fear

  What would you accomplish if you knew you wouldn’t fail? The answer could be climbing Kilimanjaro or starting a new business. But the problem is you’re too scared to take the leap. Fear paralyses people and stops them from achieving their life goals. And they end up not reaching …

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Chocolate chip cookies

  Ruth Graves Wakefield, who was an American chef, invented chocolate chip cookies by mistake. She wanted to make chocolate cookies, so she put chocolate pieces into the cookie dough, thinking it would melt, but they didn’t. And because of that little error in judgement, we now have chocolate chip cookies.

Potato chips

  One day a customer walked into a restaurant and ordered fried chips. But the customer kept sending them back because he wanted them to be thinner and more crispy. The chef got tired of having the plate sent back. And he eventually cut them into thin slices and fried …

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Practice discipline

  What you do today will greatly impact on whether you’ll fulfil your dreams or not. And the best preparation for your future is to practice self-discipline. When you’re disciplined you’ll be able to make a few sacrifices in order to get the desired outcome. You could use the out-of-sight, out-of-mind approach. …

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Comfort zone

  They say real life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Most people fear trying something new because they’re scared of the unknown. If you’re a person who likes to play it safe and always do the predictable thing then you may miss out on opportunities.

Learn from failure

  In the words of Rocky Balboa, “Every champion was once a contender who refused to give up”. In life, you’ll come across hurdles which may momentarily cause you to fall. But the goal is to pick yourself up instead of staying down. Your greatest lessons will often come from …

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Be optimistic

  Two people who are facing the exact circumstance can have opposite perceptions. For example, If two people look at a picture one may see a storm brewing and the other could see the sun coming out of the storm. Your perceptions of the challenges you face in life could …

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