How to achieve career success

Post date: Jul 02, 2011 11:49:28 PM

You cannot find success on the road. Sure, there were such cases, but believe me, they are not yours (they are unique). So, if you really decided to achieve success in your profession, you need to find your path. How to determine/find it?

Many people stopped to develop only due to obstacles they came across. Obstacles such as indeterminacy, when you do not have a person, who can advise you something, help you find a better way with their wisdom. And there you face the problem of finding answers by yourself. Of course, this is a great honour – to be able and to have an opportunity to work and to live in your own way, to be self-determined. In this case you have a freedom to make decisions, to have your own point of view, to be right. But also this is a state when you cannot be relaxed. You live your own life, but you live in society, in specific culture, with specific needs. You are connected with world anyway, that’s why you cannot be absolutely free from it even in your mind. So, how to be wise when judging things you haven’t answers for?

The first thing you should remember is that you need to remain calm in any case. Being ready to decide is better than being disappointed. So, you need some kind of psychological therapy, like mental therapy John Nash noticed in one of his interviews when telling about his strive to use computer in work instead of many of his colleagues who didn’t use computer. This therapy should give you constancy in directing you to your goal despite the difficulties, constancy to move forward when other people think that there is no way forth. You will face a powerful psychological stress, emotional and moral pressure, dependency on a variety of resources. You need this training to do things right, to think reasonably, to be able to find a solution no matter how much time you have and how much stress. Being calm and focused is more important even than just being in action (no matter how it sounds), because if you understand the situation, if you fit it in memory, then you are able to act, to act right and to gain a success. Just being in action is nothing without being deep in subject area.

The second point is a continuation of first one. If you are able to stay determined in the avalanche of stress then you should learn how to win in such a situation. What does this mean? This means that being on the peak of stress you should be able to produce winning combination. No matter how you compel yourself, how you concentrate, but you should, you must do this. Only such a way can bring you the victory. Only after passing through this fence, through this barbwire you will move to a new stage. And everyone, who wins, does not use any other technique, just this technique of strong will and unceasing self-control.

Last, but not least, the third component is your ability to superpose, to arrange things, to make combinations of objects in your mind, producing new, innovative, creative solutions. This can help you to leap ahead, to find appropriate and optimal solutions. Someone call it Memory Readiness (for example, Charles Darwin once wrote that he was able to remember required information when needed, or at least remember, where he could find it), others – Abstract Thinking. This force is widely graduated, but good news is that you can train it – with your experience and knowledge, when trying to solve complex tasks, like famous “Iron Samson” Alexander Zass, who developed his own training system, Isometry, and in due time was called a strongest man on the Earth by The Daily Telegraph and The Manchester Guardian for his tremendous strength which he demonstrated in spite of his unimpressive physique.

        Surely, this is just psychology while success requires much and much more to being real. But before getting any other power in your hands, you need to be ready, to be mature. Only ripe kernel can give you a shoot of wheat. And then you will find right opportunities by yourself.


by Kirill Sorudeykin

The paper is published at the IEEE GOLD Rush newsletter, September 2011, p.3