For as long as I can remember, man has been ever ready to discover the secrets to success and men also have been ever ready to exploit man's weakness and hence, the birth of "secrets to Success".
Before you go on, be reminded these are my personal opinion and I have no idea why I am discussing it sef.
Life is a journey and only the "well-equipped and favored" are able to make it to the end.
There are the strongest who everyone thinks will make it but they never even get to leave their cradle before they are cut short, while there are those who are tagged the "weakest" but go on to make it farther than the date outlined for them.
Truth is, no one truly completes the journey on earth because they get to live abruptly at one time or the other, but the moments and memories created during the sojourn is what counts as being successful.
It is a scam.
"Secrets to Success" being traded by many is another way to push through their hustle and there are really no tailored made manual for how to be successful.
What works for John may not work for Smith, so why will John package his exploits and sells to Smith asking him to follow the same process?
I once was at a seminar where the hist was telling us of how he turned $100 to $100,000 selling candies and he didn't stop there, he even had it in a kind of book that he was selling at the seminar and asking everyone present to buy it and read so they too can be successful.
I happen to know a Mr. X who sold Candy right outside my Primary school gate and he was never successful like the man who turned $100 to $100,000, but he was so loved and known around the neighborhood. he was everybody's friend and was always punctual to his business.
More than 20 years later, when I visited the school, he was still there selling candy and was a father to the school children who patronized him. He was old and frail but he still was selling candy and I think he is successful. He may not have turned $100 to $100,000, but he sure has turned his 1 shilling to 100.
Now, don't get me wrong. He may be talking about his strategy and wants the attendees to buy the book so they too can adopt same right? Well, what if that strategy was designed for that one man?
I mean, there are some thing like success and destiny that is specific to an individual and no one can live exactly as the other.
If it is a secret, why would you tell someone else>
Success is a secret and it is particular to the individuals involved. My secret to success cannot work for you and vice versa.
There were more than 100 websites that sprung up after Facebook and they made sure to study mark's life and even went on to take up more fancy names so that they can be as successful as he, but we all know how that story ends.
I think the major problem we have is our inability to think differently and always thinking, we have to conform to the dictates and scope of work as outlined by nature and everything therein.
Do you really think a successful man will tell you his "secrets?" Really? It is his secrets and secrets are secrets.
No one has the key to your success. You may need them along the way to be able to get ahead in life and become a winner, but you have to identify your own success strategy and then, go on to apply it and refine it constantly so it stays profitable for you.
Do you know there are successes that are worse than poverty itself?
Don't try to be like Smith if you are a John. Be a John who is a John and learn to be better at what you do.
Read books and attend seminars. Take advantage of every successes strategy you hear, but never forget that, it is simply moronic to think because it worked for someone it will work for the the exact same way.
Success strategies are not bought, they are developed overtime.
Buying a book that says, "10 Guaranteed Secrets to Success" doesn't mean you will be successful. If you like, buy every book that talks about hot to be Successful, without a strategy tailored to you, you will have just bought the books in vain.
One man's meat is another man's poison?
You are your own strategy maker and when you fail to know your own secret, you will spend your lifetime chasing after someone else's.... in vain.