Striving for success


In striving for success, we will need the following factors of success :
• Desire
• Will
• Effort
• Progress
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
-Poet Tennyson
DESIRE means : a strong wish to have or do something; DESIRE also means a passion or a passionate want to have or to do somebody or something; DESIRE can also mean a heart’s longing for somebody or something. DESIRE can be in forms of sensual or carnal desires for form, sound, smell, taste or touch/contact. DESIRE can be in the forms of HUNGER or THIRST. DESIRE can be POSITIVE or NEGATIVE. To be positive or constructive, a desire should be carefully bred with awareness or heedfulness and wisdom or insight. Some motivational authors like Napoleon Hill are very fond of describing desire as a BURNING DESIRE or a TREMENDOUS DESIRE in relation to a very strongly chosen GOAL or OBJECTIVE. In such a very passionate case, DESIRE is usually preceded by a strong adjective like COMPELLING DESIRE, CONSUMING DESIRE. The most important point in desiring to have or to do somebody or something is that the object of the desire MUST be very DEFINITE, CLEAR-CUT AND ACHIEVABLE. In other words, the OBJECT of the DESIRE must be SMART:
• S for Specific
• M for Measurable
• A for Achievable
• R for Realistic
• T for Time-bound
WILL, here means : the ability to control your thoughts and actions in order to achieve what you want to do; a feeling of strong determination to do something that you want to do; to have a strong will, to have an iron will / a will of steel, i.e, her decision to continue shows great strength of will; in spite of what happened, he never lost the will to live; the meeting turned out to be a clash of wills; she always wants to impose her will on other people to get what she wants. WILL is, here, used as WILLPOWER.
A strong will can be described as : Indomitable spirit; undefeatable mind, unremitting effort; unrelenting resolve; relentless fight, etc. A strong will never gives up and never gives in; a iron will always goes all-out; a winning will is always strong inside; it permits no defeat, and it fights all it can. A strong will is the master of its fate and the captain of its soul. A passionate will is never a quitter; it is always a winner. The test of a strong will is the fight it makes and the grit that it daily shows.
EFFORT means : (1) the physical or mental energy that you need to do something; something that takes a lot of energy; e.g. you should put more effort into your work; a lot of effort has gone into making this event a success; It’s a long climb to the top but well worth the effort; (2) an attempt to do something especially when it is difficult to do : a determined/real/special effort; to make an effort; I didn’t really feel like going out, but I am glad I made the effort to do something : the company has laid off 150 workers in an effort to save money; the local clubs are making every effort to interest more young people; we need to make a concerted effort to finish on time; I spent hours cleaning the house, but there isn’t much to show for all my efforts; with an effort of will, he resisted the temptation; the project was a joint/group effort : (3) a particular activity that a group of people organize in order to achieve something : the Russian space effort, the United Nations’ peace keeping effort (4) the result of an attempt to do something; I’m afraid this essay is a poor effort. Synonyms are ENDEAVOUR, DILIGENCE. In order to urge people to make an effort, it is usually said : “No pain, no gain.” Nowadays, it is more proactive to say : “More pains, more gains”. It is usually said to encourage people to make more effort : “Going beyond the call of duty;” “Doing over and above due diligence”; “To have a habit of going the extra mile” ; “To have a Can-Do-Spirit”, “Do or Die”, “Swim or Sink”, “A quitter never wins and a winner never quits”.
PROGRESS means : (1) the process of improving or developing or of getting nearer to achieving or completing something : to make progress ; slow/ steady/ rapid / good progress ; we have made great progress in controlling inflation; economic / scientific / technical progress ; They ask for a progress report on the project. (2) Movement towards a place; movement forwards ; We watch his slow progress down the steep slope : there wasn’t much traffic so we made good progress.
There are a few modern words usually used in the matter of progress in the quality of the products or services, such as KAIZEN, DANTOTSU, TQM, WOW or WOWOW Factor, Six Sigma, etc.
KAIZEN means : Continuous Quality Improvement ; or in plain language : Everybody can improve anything at anytime.
DANTOTSU means : You can better the best. You can be best of the best.
WoW or WoWoW Factor means : The quality something has of being very impressive or surprising to people. If you want to sell your house quickly, it needs a WoW Factor.
Six Sigma or Sigma Six means : Error or defect is allowed only 3.4 per million.
TQM – Total Quality Management – means : Error-free ; Zero Defect ; Right First Time and Right Every Time.
Striving for Success will usually require :
• A Burning Desire
• An Indomitable Spirit
• An Unyielding Effort
• Insight Wisdom
And, every striving for success should be done in the following manner :
• Drive, Strive, Thrive, Arrive, Revive.

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