The Secret Of Business Success

The Secret Of Business Success

23 Aug 2021

The Secret of Achievement and Business Success 

There is another important trait that makes for management success-in fact, any kind of success. And that is the plain old habit of industriousness. I have yet to find a better prescription for getting ahead in this world. Marrying into the business, may still be the shortest route to the top, but few people stay there very long unless they are willing to put in long hours-hard hours to stay there. Business has no place for part-time executives. Let's look at the facts for a moment.


What makes geniuses tick? Why have they been able to accomplish such prodigious feats?

According to some authorities, it is not necessarily because they were gifted with phenomenal intelligence or mental powers. In fact, Dr. George Stoddard of New York University, an expert in the field, has asserted that many children with near genius I.Q. scores are actually of mediocre intelligence. And according to a Stanford University study, many famous geniuses have not had unusually high LQ.'s.

What is the secret of their accomplishments, then?

No one knows for sure, but you will notice that industriousness-the capacity for gruelling work plus the ability to immerse himself in whatever he is doing is a common thread that is woven into the fabric of each and every top leader and owner I have ever heard of.

Geniuses themselves don't talk about the gift of genius; they just talk about hard work and long hours.


As Edison said: "Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration."


Others have said much the same thing in different words,

Michelangelo: "If people knew how hard I work to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful after all.“

 Carlyle: "Genius is the capacity for taking infinite pains."

Paderewski: "A genius? Perhaps, but before I was a genius I was a drudge.“

Alexander Hamilton (considered a financial wizard): "All the genius I may have is merely the fruit of labour and thought."


Well, there you have it, laid right on the line the value of hard work. While hard work alone won't necessarily make a genius any more than it will make a successful executive, it is clearly the sine qua non  (the "without which not") of success -any success. And I would like to warn any embryonic executives right now that unless they are willing to drench them selves in their work beyond the capacity of the average man, they are just not cut out for positions at the top.


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