You can do it! -SUCCESS-By Isaac Moody Success is to fulfil a goal that you have set for yourself. Achievement of success involves five components: realisation, confidence, motivation, action and perseverance. Step one is to realise your goal and how to achieve it. Step two is to have the confidence to take the steps towards your goal. Step three is to find motivation to keep you on the path towards you goal. Step four is action, the first physical step you take in the process for success.

Step five is perseverance. On the road to success, you will most definitely come to setbacks and struggles. The only way to conquer those things and achieve your goal is to have strong perseverance. As David Brink said, 'A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.'s tep 1 - Realisation To start your journey to success, you will first have to realise what your goal is and what you will need to achieve it.

Ross Perot realised his goal was to start a data processing company. He realised he needed to borrow one thousand dollars to start it. I have realised my goal to become a great filmmaker. I realised to achieve that goal I needed to get experience in the film industry and needed to do a Film and Television course at university. A lot of people have failed to achieve their goal because they have failed to realise clearly what their goal is and what they needed to reach it.

You must not make hasty, unsure decisions. Realisation involves careful investigation. Step 2 - Confidence " Confidence is the door to success" (Mary O'Hare Dumas). If you do not have confidence in your goal and believe you can reach it, you will fail before you even begin. To achieve your goal you are going to need to depend on other people, whether it is for funding or moral support. If you do not show confidence in your goal, no one will have confidence in you.

They will not want to support you and you will not be able to accomplish your goal. You also need confidence in yourself. If you lack confidence you will become discouraged and this will make your goal impossible to attain. I am confident that my goal is achievable and am thinking positively which will keep me encouraged. Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson, Britain's greatest naval hero, knew confidence. His confidence in his ability to win any naval battle caused him to not lose a single ship in his ten years of admiralty and capture or destroy over forty enemy warships.

Step 3 - Motivation Motivation is the fuel to success. Without that fuel, you will go nowhere. Motivation can be a number of things. It could be family, money, fame, fear of failure; anything that makes you strive for your goal. My motivations are to: become famous, be able to live comfortably, and to be able to raise a family. I will hold onto these things and will keep moving towards success.

Nelson struggled with his motivation, "I felt impressed with a feeling that I should never rise in my profession. My mind was staggered with the view of the difficulties I had to surmount and the little interest [influential friends] I possessed. I could discover no means of reaching the object of my ambition. After a long and gloomy reverie in which I almost wished myself overboard, a sudden glow of patriotism was kindled within me and presented my king and country as my patron.

'Well then,' I exclaimed, 'I will be a hero and confiding in providence I will brave every danger.' " He found his motivation to be patriotism to his country to be known as a hero. Step 4 - Action Action is the first physical step you will take in success. Action is bringing together realisation, confidence and motivation. This is when all your planning comes together you start actually doing the things you need to get to your goal: putting your plan into action. I got into a group where we film rock concerts. I have also signed for a course on how to use professional video and editing equipment.

I am now on my way to reaching my goal. Ross Perot took action and borrowed $1, 000 to start a one-man data processing company. He named the company Electronic Data Systems. Today, EDS is a multi-billion dollar corporation employing more than 70, 000 people. Action is the deciding point between success and failure. Step 5 - Perseverance You are going to come across obstacles and setbacks and you will need to persevere past those to reach success.

Nelson knew perseverance. He lost an arm in 1794 and was told he could no longer fight in the navy. He persevered and got a promotion. He lost an eye in 1797 and once again was told he could no longer fight.

He persevered once again and led the British navy to victory at Trafalgar in 1805, decimating the French fleet and ensuring British naval supremacy until World War One. I came across a setback, which meant I could no longer film concerts. I held onto my motivation, however, and have found other ways to develop my skills. When you come to setbacks, you must persevere. When you come to an obstacle, you need to re-evaluate your plans to achieve your goal and consider revising them. The key of success is not to give up when you approach a problem, but work out a way to get past it and achieve success Realisation, Confidence, Motivation, Action and Perseverance are the ingredients for success.

You need to: realise what your goal is and know clearly what you have to do to achieve it; be confident in the fact that it is achievable for you; have a motivation to fuel your efforts on the path to success; put your plans into action; and persevere when you hit setbacks. If you follow these guidelines, you will achieve personal success. Bibliography Brown, J. 1996, The life and times of Lord Nelson, The Book Company Pty Ltd, Sydney Miller, N. 2000, Broadsides - The age of fighting sail, John Wiley and Sons Inc, New Yorkquoteland. com - Quotations on every topic, by every author, and in every fashion possible (online) retrieved via the Internet 18 February 2002, web '96 - Ross Perot: Biography (online) retrieved via the Internet 18 February 2002, web.