July 15, 2024

Dear Destiny Friends,

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer

There is no problem without a solution. Any problem that seems to lack a solution is simply because the person with the solution hasn’t arrived. The key to solving any problem is by looking at the root cause of the problem. As generally stated, once a problem is identified, it is fifty percent solved.

From my little knowledge and understanding of the legal profession, before any case is decided, one must understand the issue, the rules, application of the rules to the facts of the case, and conclusion.

Why is this important? If the litigant or defense don’t understand the issue at hand, they may argue something else which might be detrimental to their client’s case.

Just like there are many ways to kill a rat, there are many ways to attract success. Among some of the ways are self-discipline, perseverance, consistency, confidence, social connections/network, hard work, preparation and knowledge. Others are prioritization of goals, learning from mistakes, learning from experts, investing in quality relationships, taking smart and strategic risks, having a good mindset and developing good habits.

Despite all these qualities, one must know which attribute can be the game-changer. The ability to discover this inherent quality, and maximize it to the fullest, lies the key to your success.

One may be wondering how this key activates success. It’s quite simple. Imagine having a bunch of keys and you are trying to open a door. When you use the wrong key, the door will definitely not open. But when you have the right key, the door must surely open no matter how big it appears to be.

The same is applicable to any academic discipline. Every academic discipline has a language and formula it works with, once you miss the formula or language, it will be hard to pass the major/discipline. Your ability to follow the process can be the game-changer. This is a universal principle.

Human beings are not exempted. We are all wired differently. What works for one person might not work for another person. According to Gary Chapman, in his book “The Five Love Languages”, there are five love languages namely: physical touch, services, gift, time and words appreciation. Any man who knows how to use the love language won’t have a hard time winning over any lady.

If you will agree with me, success is relative, most people consider success as having a great career, wealth, respect from peers, family, academic achievement, healthy, personal achievements, spiritual success etc. From all these principles and attributes mentioned above to see the light of the day, one must prepare.

Preparation is a foundational key to success because it determines the process, and shows how intentional a progressive mind desires success or any other thing.

Some uninformed minds however, think success is limited to only money. They believe when they have money, they’ll be happy. They fail to understand that there are things money can’t buy such as peace, happiness and joy.

To truly succeed in life, you must love what you are doing. This is because success has some spiritual elements attached to it. Success in life comes with a certain level of energy. You can make money, and not love what you are doing, but you can’t truly and genuinely succeed in life without loving what you do.

According to Albert Schweitzer, “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” When you love what you do, people will see and feel it. It’s just like an applicant looking for a job; the hiring manager can ask the prospective employee to speak on why he/she loves the job. The applicant can speak on volunteer opportunities, academics, events and causes he/she has supported to show interest in the industry.

In summary, despite all that has been said above, it is important to know how each sector/industry, person or association/organization works.

Your ability to know trade secrets can be likened to the secret to success.

Henry Ukazu writes from New York. He works with the New York City Department of Correction as the Legal Coordinator.  He’s a Transformative Human Capacity and Mindset coach. He is also a public speaker, youth advocate and creative writer Design Your Destiny and Unleash Your Destiny.  He can be reached via info@gloemi.com

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