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“The common denominator of success – the secret of success of every man who has ever been
successful – lies in the fact that he formed the habit of doing things that failures don’t like to do.” – Albert E. N. Gray.
Many people say hard work is the key to success. If this were the case, there would be many more successful people in the world. Hard work may be a big part of success, but real success comes from working hard at the right things.
“Of course, like most of us, I had been brought up on the popular belief that the secret of success is
hard work, but I had seen so many men work hard without succeeding and so many men succeed
without working hard that I had become convinced that hard work was not the real secret even
though in most cases it might be one of the requirements.” Albert Gray
The Common Denominator Of Success PDF
Download The Common Denominator Of Success PDF here. Albert Gray also cites the reason that makes people successful as not only in what they do, but in the reasons they do it.
“The common denominator of success — the secret of success of every man who has ever been
successful — lies in the fact that he formed the habit of doing things that failures don’t like to do.” – The Common Denominator Of Success
Gray also shares another valuable insight here too. He says here that there are those who make habits out of doing things which unsuccessful people refuse to do. That it is the results which drive such people because they are focused on the outcomes they want. On the other side of the coin, the people who choose not to do these things are more focused on their methods – the things they prefer to do. They are more likely to accept the results of their lives based on this preferance.
“But if they don’t like to do these things, then why do they do them? Because by doing the things
they don’t like to do, they can accomplish the things they want to accomplish. Successful men are
influenced by the desire for pleasing results. Failures are influenced by the desire for pleasing
methods and are inclined to be satisfied with such results as can be obtained by doing things they
like to do”
In terms of Gray’s message, he is targeting life insurance sales men, but this can also apply to anyone, whatever business they might be in. The work of an insurance sales man/woman is to persuade people into purchasing insurance. This is definitely something many people would find distasteful – especially life insurance. Most people don’t want to talk about, let alone purchase insurance for the purpose of alleviating some kind of disaster or problem which might befall them! This is especially true if it relates to their own death!
Purposeful Actions and Intentions
Whether your purpose is strong enough and deliberate enough to make you do things you otherwise wouldn’t do, is a testimony to how much you can accomplish. Gray points out that it is a purposful desire which pushes people into making the decision and taking the actions which they do, despite their natural preferances.
“Why are successful men able to do things they don’t like to do while failures are not? Because
successful men have a purpose strong enough to make them form the habit of doing things they
don’t like to do in order to accomplish the purpose they want to accomplish.”
He also points out the need for a strong sense of purpose in order to achieve more than an average life:
“…it is easier to adjust ourselves to the hardships of a
poor living than it is to adjust ourselves to the hardships of making a better one.”
We must want more from our lives than we currently have, in order to push ourselves out of the comfort zones in which we currently reside. Otherwise we come to accept our fate. Convenience and poor habits, take priority over the discomfort of difficult and uncomfortable actions.
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Is This Really The Common Denominator Of Success?
So why was Albert Gray so sure of his findings? Is this really the common denominator of success – simply forming successful habits?
“And so I set out on a voyage of discovery which carried me through biographies and
autobiographies and all sorts of dissertations on success and the lives of successful men until I
finally reached a point at which I realized that the secret I was trying to discover lay not only in
what men did, but also in what made them do it.”
“I realized further that the secret for which I was searching must not only apply to every definition of
success, but since it must apply to everyone to whom it was offered, it must also apply to everyone
who had ever been successful. In short, I was looking for the common denominator of success.
And because that is exactly what I was looking for, that is exactly what I found.” – Albert Gray
I don’t believe just forming successful habits is the full journey to success. It has to be founded in the desire to achieve the outcome at all costs. Habits have to made in the right activities and over a long period of time. You can become successful at keeping fit by making habits of eating well and taking regular intense exercise, for example. But this won’t make you successful financially. Similarly, you can become a financial success but at the same time be lonely and miserable.
What Is Real Success?
Real success is success in many areas. For many, success is being wealthy, happy and healthy. Many times financial success comes at the cost of family life and/or that of your health. What does success mean to you? Have you accepted your life because you haven’t found the right vehicle for your success? Attempting to ‘be’ a success can very easily take you away from your happiness too.
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – MahatmaGandhi
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