The only mystery to business and life success is that it takes perseverance, patience and creativity to succeed, other than that, if these factors are not admitted, success at anything is a genuine mystery. Sure, it takes more than those three things I just mentioned. But the two things I just mentioned are the core of the success process. Before you learn those three core things I mentioned, the road to success is the ultimate mystery tour. Hence the title of this article. Indeed, there is nothing magical about “the mystery tour” other than the sometimes seemingly miraculous results of applying the core three factors of perseverance, patience and creativity to the success process.
Sure, I could tell the usual “big lie” and say that “success happens to the few” and all of that. Indeed, success happens to anyone who properly applies these three factors, starts from these three factors and goes on from there. So, the dictates of life say that success happens at sometimes with consistent application with these three factors in any mix. It is only natural. The only question to this equation is the four “w” words with an “h”: where, when, what, why and how. When acting from the three factors I mentioned, the four “w” words are usually a given. But the “how” is the hardest and most important thing in figuring out “the mystery tour”. Once success is locked in, the tour is no longer a “mystery” and success is waiting to take you away, and take you today. But first you have to get there. That is what makes the how the hardest, because it takes the most perseverance, patience and creativity out of all the factors I mentioned, figuring out how to do it right and then applying the knowledge.
I look at it this way, hard work is only hard if you do not like the process and where it is taking you. Indeed, for something to be fulfilling, you must love the process as well as where it is taking you. (That is genuinely how I feel about my life and just about everything in it.) To again focus on the quote of a famous swimming athlete in the 1972 Olympics: “We all love to win, but who loves to train?” Let me break that statement down just for this article. We all love to achieve a goal, but when we love the process it makes success better and with the ability to multiply and duplicate that success. Sure, we all love to achieve a goal, but the mega success comes when we love the process of achievement and can duplicate the results with the same love of the results, over and over until we achieve genuine success.
With that, we have solved the mystery tour of success and failure, by exploring the core of both. When you love what you are doing, and love the results of it, you are a success. When you hate what you are doing, and the results of it, you are a failure. When you can duplicate the results of what you love endlessly, you are a permanent success. When you have not found “your calling”, you are an intermittent failure until you do find it. I consider that there is no such thing as a genuinely permanent failure. Because everyone at some level loves to do something, it is just something they have to find no matter what the path or how long it takes or what it takes. So, to end our little “mystery tour”, real winning is everything, from process to fulfillment. Real losing is nothing but a failure to find that which fulfills you.
My name is Joshua Clayton, I am a freelance writer based in Inglewood, California. I also write under a few pen-names and aliases, but Joshua Clayton is my real name, and I write by that for the most part now. I am a philosophical writer and objective thinker and honest action taker.
I also work at a senior center in Gardena, California as my day job, among other things, but primarily I am a writer. As a kid I did construction work with my Dad which taught me many things like plumbing, hard labor and electrical systems, and I took notes for my Dad’s home poker games at my Uncle Johnnie Gilmore’s house, so I have a lot of life experience, sure. But I went to Cal State Dominguez Hills College, UCLA, and El Camino Junior College and learned a lot, but never got around to getting a degree, just lots of money spent, good grades and some credits. So, here I am currently freelance writing and working at a senior center for a living.
But enough details of my life, what I do is not what I am. So here is what I enjoy, I enjoy reading, listening to all types of music. I am a very eclectic person. I am also a deep science fiction fan and as said before, a lover of books. If I were to go into everything it would take thousands of words and I only have about three hundred words here. So, I end with love. Happy reading.