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What It Takes To Success

Updated on January 16, 2014
Key to Success
Key to Success

What it takes for you to achieve what you want?

Money, contacts, opportunities, education, supports … and the lists go on and on (it's infinite).

Well, I don’t blame whomever who has the same list as above, I was (I don't claim that I'm a successful person now). We have been bought into this thinking since we were still very young, when we were still innocent and believing that the rules goes that way, but it doesn’t.

To make it worst, the education system that has been around for the last century never really tells us that we already have within us for what it takes to success. It was truly that great people like Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Napoleon Hill and most recently Ted Ciuba, Anthony Robbins, Joe Vitale, Deepak Chopra and many others that took the initiative to reveal the secret of success.

You might have probably heard of, “Rich men get richer because they have plenty of money” or “Successful people succeeded because they have plenty of contacts and supports.”

I believed it too, do you?

Or did you?

If you don’t, then you are on the right path.

By they way, what it takes for an extraordinary human being like you and me to success?

Nothing but Resourcefulness

Nothing. None of the above. We don’t need all the things in the list to succeed. It is just an illusion or a self-fullfiling prophecy that we have created for ourselves in order not to accomplish more than what we are. This same thought that we have impressed upon on our subconscious will become a belief; the belief that will stop us to achieving more.

Most beliefs last for a lifetime and the price for those who uphold it, is pretty enormous; getting doomed in the circle of ‘failure’ and ‘poverty’ or in Sanskrit, they call it 'Samsara' (dogmatically, it represents a different meaning) or in modern term, 'the rat race'.

It hurts that when even if you said that you have changed your old limiting belief, the belief that you have to have all what it takes to success, you still don’t progress.

Still stuck. Why?

Why changes have been made and life still runs the same?

The thing that stops you from achieving what you want is the belief that you uphold within, the unconscious belief. The belief that acts as the blueprint of your life. And believe me that once you've impressed the subconscious of any beliefs whether good or bad, you will find it hard to alter later on. It's not that I say it's impossible, but it takes lots of efforts and your willingness to discard the old belief.

Lastly, we are more than what we think we are. We are the only things that it all takes for us to move forward. If we don’t, nothing will.

Tony Robbins has spoken about this on his fast pace speech at TED and he named it 'Resourcefulness'.

Tony Spoke at TED


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    • Gregoryy profile image


      7 years ago

      Great Hub!!

    • metaphysician profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      Thanks emohealer for reading and commenting.

      Alex, yes I totally agree with you, the unconscious really does NOT like change because the way we have been living our lives has made it feel comfortable and any changes we try to implement pose a challenges to it.

      Well, DynamicS, success is not a define state and every body has a different scale and perhaps you have found yours and I feel happy for you. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Sandria Green-Stewart 

      9 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      metaphysician a great hub and well written. I agree success is not based on money, contacts or education. I believe it to be acceptance of self and the willingness for personal grow and to contribute to this world.

      A person can be considered a successful mother if she raise children who are considerate and respectful of themselves, others and the environment. In that respect success is attainable on different levels.

      I am going to listen to Tony now, maybe he'll shed some more light on that.

      Thanks for another great hub.

    • AlexK2009 profile image


      9 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      It seems to me that our culture, especially in the west is geared to lowering our self esteem and ensuring nobody feels successful. I have a feeling Christianity is a large part of this ("Lord we who are not worthy...."), not that other religions are blameless in this respect, I know of one religion where the claim isyou only do good if God makes you but evil isyour own doing. There is also the claim that if you succeed it is because "God" loves you so if you fail you are obviouly a bad person.

      The pointsyou make about deconditioning are important. You CAN overcome negative conditioning but expect it it to HURT. And expect resitance. The unconscious does NOT like change. The upsideis that if you change the unconscious will resist sliding back


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      Sioux Ramos 

      9 years ago from South Carolina

      Well written hub on success, only elusive if our definition is unknown to us. I appreciate what you have shared to lighten the path we all seek......success

    • metaphysician profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago


      That's a simple yet profound message. Developing the mind so that it is always crystal clear and calm like the lake water. Thank you.

    • msorensson profile image


      9 years ago

      Thank you Metaphysician.

      Success, as we difine it in this material world is arbitrary at best. As we are right here and now, the only gauge is how happy we are, moment to moment. When we are no longer swayed by the waves of change, when we are inwardly still regardless of what happens outside, then we are successful as human beings.

    • metaphysician profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      It doesn't matter what people perception towards us, it is how we look at ourselves that matters most. All the best, Brenda.

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      \Brenda Scully 

      9 years ago

      My son enlightened me when he told me that school, and one of my parents had told me I was a failure from the age of 5 and i have always believed it...... looking at myself in a different light lately, I am beginning to believe that maybe I am not a failure after all.......... Really related to that hub.......... thankyou xxx


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