By Dr Charles Margerison
President, Amazing People Worldwide
Shakespeare, Marie Curie, Mozart, President Lincoln, Gandhi and Harriet Tubman are all exemplars of people who achieved a great deal during their lives.
Irrespective of the country in which they lived, or the cultural challenges of their time, they achieved success in their work. Today, Shakespeare’s plays are attended by large audiences, Curie’s advances against cancer continue to save lives, and Tubman’s call for equal rights lives on. These are all important examples of inspirational leadership that has influenced the way we live today.
To help students and those who wish to develop their careers, I have created a Self-Development model to guide their achievement efforts. This is based on a study of over 500 amazing people who made major contributions to our world.
Self-development is one thing that all those who achieve results have in common. By developing a plan based on the key factors in the model, it is possible to improve student’s success rate in education and work.
Achievements are based on one’s determination and effort to convert ideas into successful action. In the process, there are four key areas of focus:-
To improve your level of achievement, as the inner aspects of the model show, you need to find and develop the following –
Challenges – Make sure you look for activities that will stretch you as that is the way to learn.
Plans – Focus on realistic plans based on the time, money and effort it will take to achieve your objectives.
Projects – All those who have succeeded developed practical projects to which they applied their skills and abilities, so what will you do?
Experiences – Rather than doing the same thing each day, look for a range of experiences to develop your career.
Amazing achievers succeeded because they acted on the points outlined, to develop their skills and abilities through challenges and experience.
We can all learn how to improve our abilities and become more amazing. A start point is to study the lives of amazing achievers and learn how their experience can guide your own life.