N4 : Success is a number game

99U has the most amazing quote in all their communication.

'Genius is 1% inspiration & 99% perspiration.' 

That 99% play crucial role to decide what we know as success. Few best examples are 

  • Edison bulb invention - 10000 prototype  
  • Sylvester Stallone for Rocky pitched to 100+ producers
  • Sander's KFC was rejected by more than 64 hotel chain & was food truck before it became retail store
  • Rovio, company behind Angry Bird made 51 not so successful games
  • James Dyson, created 5100+ prototype before Dyson vacuum cleaner final design 
  • Picasso created some 100+ masterpiece s but created 50000 plus art pieces. 
  • Malcom Gladwell Outlier advise - one need to put 10000 hours of practice for being the best in world  

Seth Godin has advised to poke the box as much as one can. One must know what don't work. Right efforts on right thing will trump everything. They are key ingredients to recipe of execution. 

In nutshell, the number of efforts is directly proportional to success rate of anything. 

Do more than expected, required, asked. There is no harm in it. An extra mile will only take you further & farther. 

Hence always focus on perspiration part, but this time make  it 99.99%

N3 : DO - The best advise ever

There comes a time when we need advise, suggestions, support, guidance, mentoring, master, so on & so forth. For those times, whether you have access to all these facilities or power people, do remember & do provide the greatest advise....

Do, Do, Do, Do, Do, Do,  

in spite of fear, doubts & troubles,  

Do, Do, Do, Do, Do, Do,

fail more, have more right hooks, stand up &  

Do, Do, Do, Do, Do, Do,

don't ask for permission, validation for right things

Do, Do, Do, Do, Do, Do,

small, big, impossible or unimaginable task

Do, Do, Do, Do, Do, Do,

Cause results will not come unless you act on them. If they come, assess & move on. If you accomplished what you were trying to & now find something new , bigger, better meaningful & ship it, deliver it, make it happen. And then 

Do, Do, Do, Do, Do, Do.

Thats the only way.  

N2 : Exceptional Execution

Only 12% of innovative & radical ideas gives progress.

Rest 88% success is recorded on the name of  ordinary ideas when clubbed with Exceptional execution. 

There is a secret sauce to success in anything. It's the work you need to put to make something to make it exceptional. 

There are countless examples but famous & obvious are  

  1. Google - where search made simple
  2. Facebook - Connections made global
  3. Whatsapp- Chats become emotional
  4. Instagram - Images shared intelligently
  5. Snapchat - Messages shared secretly
  6. Uber - You can own the car when you require

There are many more. So idea is think about in what ways you can execute things exceptionally. You don't need permission to make things exceptionally functional, useful & thoughtful. 

N1 : Courage is essential

If anybody analyses the effects life is producing in life and giving it again & again. You will easily realize that they are the same type of mistakes that you have been doing in some way or another. The best way to redesign yourself is to find those 5 strong negative emotions that you have accumulated and have defined you. Be it anger, jealousy , shame whatever it is. If you are not able to figure out then look at below chart this will help you understand yourself better & moreover your emotions. 

One need to go back, ask, & feel the trauma. That's the blockage that is stopping you from being truly who you are & live up to it. 


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Most of the time anybody will not go beyond fear or they will stuck at anger.  

The best way to alter things is to start from Courage . That's the most innate nature that has been given to us by nature. I have never seen a kid without courage. They are arduous at every moment, come what may. One must start by those steps only. 

Be courageous in small ways. Start buildings momentum. Don't be so harsh on yourself, when you are beautifying your own life. Make it fun, enjoy mistakes, laugh out a little.

Courage is MVF ( minimum viable FEATURE)  of the product we call 'Life'. There is nothing new about it, you know it, you have it & you have lived it. It's just an forgotten language. All you need to do is to find ways & means to redefined decisions, talks, communication etc. you need to raise your standards. No body is going to do it for you. 

Do something daily that will scare you.  

The rest strong emotions will start automatically. It's like education system, one need to pass one emotion to feel the stronger one, in similar manner. You gotta be graduating, sooner the better. There is no substitute. It's the base rule.  

I am writing this post just to remind myself that this is the skill, I want for the rest of my life. And practice it day in day out.  

Thank you for your attention !!!