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10 Rules of Success that Will Better Your Life and shape Your Future

10 Rules of Success that Will Better Your Life and shape Your Future
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No one is born to fail, so anyone can be a success. What it takes is to know sGod’s principles and rules for success and obey them. As a Christian Ghost writer I have earned some dollars from the comfort of my bedroom without stepping out of the country. So I can authoritatively tell you that you don’t need to leave your country and travel to America, United Kingdom, Malaysia, or Russia before you can succeed. Success is everywhere because people and opportunities are everywhere. You can make it wherever you are in the world today regardless of your race, gender, culture, academic qualification or nationality.  In this post, I want to share with you 10 Rules of Success that will better your life and Shape Your Future. Read it meditatively and prayerfully, taking note of vital points that speak dearly to your heart. A wonderful experience awaits you across the lines of this post. Now let’s get started.

1. Believe in your Dreams

And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and behold, the sun and the moon eleven stars made obeisance to me.  Genesis 37:9

To succeed in life in all ramifications, you must believe in your dreams. Your Dream is your mental picture of your colorful future. Just like Joseph and his brethren, many people won’t believe in your dreams. But it doesn’t really matter who doesn’t believe in your dream. Your dream does not depend on other people to succeed. It depends on you and God who gave you the dream. One of the reasons many people fail in life is because they allow the opinion of their family members, friends and neighbours to make them doubt their dream. 85% of people you will meet in life may not believe in your dream, they will try to talk you out of it. But if you want to succeed, you’ve to believe in your dream, even when everyone doubts it. Who could believe that man will fly in the air some centuries ago? Who could believe that you can stay in Nigeria and speak with someone in America in a matter of few seconds many centuries ago? Every true dream always look impossible in the eyes of others, but only the one who received the dream and the God who gave it can see the possibility of the dream. Believe in your dream and you will achieve it in due time.

2. Choose Good Friends

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He that walketh with men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed. Proverbs 13:20

If you want to be successful in life, choose good friends. The association you keep determines the inspiration and direction you will get. Many people are successful today because of the kind of friends they have and vice versa. Don’t follow people who are going nowhere.  If you want to be successful in life, you have to carefully choose good friends. Friendship is not by force, it’s by choice. Don’t have a fool as your friend, else he will lead you to destruction. Pick friends who can inspire you, motivate you, challenge you and encourage you to improve your life. Choose friends who can correct you when you go off the track. No one will meet you and leave you neutral; some will increase you or decrease you, build you up or break you down, make you successful or turn you into a failure. Some friends are either an asset to your life or a big liability. To succeed in life, please separate yourself from unhealthy and ungodly friends. Refuse to be in the company of those who mock God and scorn at spiritual things that have eternal value.

3. Earn Respect

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold. Proverbs 22:1

To be successful in life, you have to earn respect for your name, personality and brand. Respect is not forcefully demanded by the producer, seller or entrepreneur; it must be deliberately and intentionally earned through efforts and integrity. People will only trust you to the level they respect you. If buyers don’t respect your brand, they won’t buy your products. If Clients know you to be a dishonest and unfaithful Customer, they won’t do business with you. The main reason people keep patronizing certain top products and services is because they respect them. How do you earn respect? It’s by being honest with your customers. It’s by being known as a brand with integrity.  You can’t earn respect by selling fake and substandard goods. Bribery and corruption will wash your respect down the drain. A good name is better than silver and gold. Learn to sacrifice temporary pleasures to protect your good name and your brand identity in the eyes of the public. Earn respect and success will follow.

4. Be a Student for life

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A wise man will hear, and will increase learning, and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels.  Proverbs 1:5

One of the rules of success is continuous learning. Learners are leaders and continuous learners will become continuous leaders. Don’t stop learning if you want to become successful in what you are doing. Always remember that learning has no end. Statistics reveal that the smartest of all humans doesn’t use up to 5% of their brain in their lifetime. Your brain can become an endless well of knowledge and information. The human brain is one storage device that has endless space and unlimited storage capacity. Never stop learning. Old age is not an excuse to park in ignorance. To retire and not aspire to inspire yourself is to expire without knowing. Keep learning and you will never stop growing. Invest on books, seminars and online courses. Thank God for the internet, with your computer, mobile phone or ipad connected to the internet, you can virtually learn anything on YouTube. You can’t be static in a changing world. Continuous learning will keep you ahead of your competitors and those you are called to lead.

5. Enjoy what You Do

For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office. Rom 11:13

To succeed in life, you must enjoy what you do and do what you enjoy doing. One of the major reasons many people fail in life is because they keep doing what they don’t have passion for and keep working where they don’t like to work. Any job, career or business you don’t like, please don’t go into it. Sometimes, parents complicate their children’s life by forcing their children to study courses and go into careers they don’t like.  What do you think those children will become in the future? They will become who they don’t want to be. On this premise, my advice to our parents is this, find out the talents and areas your children are gifted and encourage them to develop their potentials in those areas. But allow your sons and daughters who have come of age to choose their own career by themselves. I love my job as a preacher and I am having fun doing it. I don’t wish to become anything different. Writing to me is both a talent and passion. I enjoy writing the same way a new born baby enjoys sucking her mother’s breast. Writing is a fun for me. I can’t imagine spending a whole day without writing. That’s how you should enjoy your job, career and business if you want to succeed in it. No one is permitted to succeed where he doesn’t love. To succeed in ministry, you must love and enjoy doing ministry. To succeed in music, you must love and enjoy doing music. Anything you don’t love, you can’t succeed there. Psalm 122:6 says, “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee”.

6. Ask for Advice

By wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counselors there is safety. Proverbs 24:6

Success is like a road you have never been before, so you need to ask questions from those who have gone through the way before you. No one is as frustrated as the fellow who is always wise in his own eyes and never asks for advice. You need wise counsels and intelligent advice from mentors and Spiritual fathers who know the way you want to take. Whatever you want to achieve today, there are people who have already achieved it. You need their advice to get what you are looking for on time.  A mentor helps you to limit your mistakes and enhance your profits. A God-father gives you the feather to fly. You need the shoulder of a father to go far in life and destiny. To live without a mentor is to exist without relevance. In this kingdom, you need only one Spiritual father but you can have as many mentors or counselors as you want.

7. Learn to say No

My son if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.  Proverbs 1:10

If you want to be successful in life, you must learn to say no. It is not a sin to say no when relatives, friends or neigbours ask you for money and you don’t have enough to give. Learn to say no to any business proposal or opportunity that will contradict your Christian values and faith in God. Not every open-door is a good door. Some are traps of the enemy to rope you in. Learn to say no to any business opportunity that will not make you profit, no matter the pressure or the people involved. Learn to say no to any habit that contradicts your better self and make you sin against God deliberately. Learn to say no to impulsive spending. No one is as frustrated as the fellow who cannot say no when he ought to say no. Don’t forget that every man is a free moral agent, with a mind and will of his own to make a choice and accept responsibility for it.  Deuteronomy 30:19 confirms that you do have a choice.

8. Create the Best Products

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And God blessed them and said unto them, Be fruitful, multiply and replenish the earth and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Genesis 1:28

One universal rule of success is productivity. Check around the world, anywhere you see a successful person, he has one or more products he made. Bill Gates produced Microsoft, Mark Zuckerberg produced Facebook, Dangote produced Dangote cement, Mike Adenuga produced Globacom and Damian Alamba produced the Mystery of Prayer Book, including this article you are reading now. No one can become successful without being productive. When God said, “Be fruitful”, He didn’t mean you should bear children every year. It means to be productive or creative. And God won’t ask you to be productive if he hasn’t wired you with the ability to produce. There is no bird that cannot fly, there is no fish that cannot swim, so there is no man who doesn’t have the seed or ability to produce. Don’t just create inferior and substandard products, to be successful, you need to create best products. Only quality and excellent products will bring success.

9.  Create the Future you desire

The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom ruleth over all.  Psalm 103:19

Even the almighty God had to create His own throne by himself, and then we heard his kingdom ruleth over all. Thrones or colorful future are not given to men for dash. You can’t fold your hands into your legs and sleep from morning to night and wish to have a great future. Every man’s future is created by him, God only directs his path. You have a role to play for your future. The future you don’t prepare for will not prepare for you. Take responsibility for your future. That’s the rule of success in the kingdom of God. The four lepers 2 Kings 7: 3-10 took action and God amplified their steps. Until you work, certain things will not work by their own accord. Take action, do something with your life that can better your tomorrow. Don’t wait for your uncles to pity you. You are not in the pit. You are created to be a wonder, not a child of pity.

 10. Walk in the fear of God

Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed. Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.  Psalm 112:1-3

Walking in the fear of God guarantees generational blessings and success. Departure from iniquity is an adventure into prosperity. The wages of sin is death but righteousness exalts a nation. Sin makes a failure out of a champion. If you want success in this kingdom, you must stay away from sin. The mother of poverty, failure and frustration is sin. The secret of Job’s success was his fear of God. The fear of God is to hate evil and depart from it. You can’t be cheating people and expect to succeed. You can’t sell fake drugs and expired products and expect to wake up in the realms of supernatural success and prosperity. Every sinner is a slave of the devil. Jesus Christ is the cure for sin. Make up your mind to honour and reverence God in your business and career and success will never elude you. You will succeed in Jesus name, Amen.

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