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What are the Secrets to Success?


What are the Secrets to Success?
“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” ― Colin Powell


What is the secret to success is a very common question among many of us in the world. Various factors can be considered as secrets to success. However you, the reader must understand that these secrets to success are never shortcuts to success.

Remember, there are no shortcuts to success and the secrets that we are going to mention here are not really secrets but just things we know but unaware and exactly neglect only because we do not want to toil longer.

What are the Secrets to Success?

The secrets (Not so secret) to success that we are talking about are acknowledgement, preparation, hard work and the ability to learn from failures. There is no way except this. Consider your life to a 100m sprint race. Then you will understand that you cannot win without running hard and sweating. Chances of you winning your first professional race is always slim.

However, that does not mean that you are never going to win. With constant practice, hard work, dedication and picking yourself up and learning from each failure in life is how every single sprinter has succeeded in their career and that is exactly how you are going to succeed in your life.

Natural talent may help you to a certain extent however, it is not enough to take you all the way. No matter how gifted you are, your talents are going to be wasted if you are not ready to put in the required efforts for it. The pining to be victorious is very necessary in life. However, that is not the only thing that is required and can help you on your own.

Prepare your mind and body to put in your 110% and still see the possibility that you might fail. Failures never mean you are not good enough. Failures only mean that the effort you put in or the hard work you did was not enough for success and work harder and harder until you taste victory.

Being victorious does not mean that you should stop working because if you want to be victorious and successful throughout your life, you need to work more and more each day and strive towards your goal each moment of your life.

How to Learn from Your Failures?

Learning from failures is an ability we are all born with! Do not trust me on that? Have you ever seen a baby walking on the very first attempt? NO! We have always learned from our own experiences that we need to take lessons from our failures in order to succeed. However, as we grow up most of us forget this lesson and start to lose hope and give up after a few failures.

What we need to understand is that each time we fail, we are given an opportunity to learn something new that we did not know yet. Each time we should rectify a mistake and try again our new lessons taught to us! Keeping on trying and holding on something that we target will make you better person than you were yesterday and sooner you will taste the success.


We would like to conclude this article with this very special quote from Colin Powell which should be made your mantra for life to succeed. Here you go “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”

We hope you folks achieve all the success you are looking forward and that we have been able to provide at least a tiny bit of inspiration for that.


Written By: Govind Gopinath



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