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You have to follow the rules for you to be successful


I was browsing the internet and I saw a caption “the road to success isn’t easy, you have to follow the rules for you to be successful”. I meditated on the caption and I was convinced that it is true. One of the things that human beings hate is following rules because rules condition us. Rules are like restriction placed on one’s path and we don’t always resonate with anything that can make us conform to a certain status quo. There is this common attitude which is “let me do it the way I know it best”. This kind of attitude is not the kind required to get the desired result. Gravity is a law and there is nothing that can be done against it, we can only use it to our favor.

1Corinthians 9:25 – 24 “And every man that strives for mastery is temperate in all things…, I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beats the air”. This verse explained to us what Paul did to obtain a set goal of his. Paul puts himself under such condition to achieve a certain goal. He understood the rules and he played it.

What you need to know on your way to success:

The road to success isn’t easy

The uneasiness of the road is the first truth you must acknowledge. This simple truth would have got your mind prepared as you journey through the road to success. Nothing is as deceptive as saying success is easy. It can be easy when you understand the rules of the game and you are willing to play by the rules. The demands you must meet that may not be natural to you which you must do to get to where you are going. I prefer knowing that something isn’t that easy, later to discover that it is difficult after I was told that it was easy. Knowing earlier would have gotten me prepared before setting for the journey.

The rules and principles guiding every road

Nothing that you want to set to do that doesn’t have rules guiding it. If you want to go into business and you want success, there are some tips to success that you must abide with. If you want to be a leading doctor, engineer, lecturer, etc. there are rules you must abide with before you can achieve such height in life. Imagine a student that refuses to study or attend classes, such student is already embracing failure. Such is applicable to all spheres, there are requirements you must fulfill before you can be a candidate for success. Success will be far from you when you failed to obey the rules or the principles.

Some years back, I had issues securing a job with a big company; I was not offered employment. The recruitments were transparent and on merit. I discovered that those that got employment knew the rules and how to play by the rules. Until you meet the requirement you can’t get anything meaningful in life. Although, this statement may look harsh but it is the truth.

“The road to success isn’t easy; you have to follow the rules for you to be successful”

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