What is a successful life?
We all want to live a successful life - and we can. Success comes as the result of our actions. So, we need to know, what actions lead to success. What do we have to do in order to be successful? In the following pages, I’d like to answer this vital question by explaining the Seven Secrets of Success. They are indispensable principles and practices for living a successful life.
First, let us define what a successful life is. To me, it means being constantly at peace with yourself and benevolent toward others. It doesn’t necessarily mean having a lot of money or prestige, but being a person who is happy and fulfilled from within, who has self-knowledge, and who creates resources for the welfare of others. When you attain this inner success, it will show in whatever you do, it will manifest in your relationships and your work. Whereas if you’re not at peace with yourself, even though you may be rich and famous, you won’t feel fulfilled and truly successful. These secrets, that you are about to learn, are the “inside-out and all-around” approach to success.
You may wonder why they are called "secrets". Actually, there is nothing mysterious about being successful. It comes from knowing what you want and taking action to attain it. The challenge is knowing what you really want and then taking the right actions. As only very few people have this knowledge, it is called “secret.”
The purpose of this book is to explain the secrets of success, and to encourage you to put these secrets into practice. Once you understand them, and enrich your own life with this knowledge, you can then share it with others – family members, friends, colleagues, and neighbors – and help them to overcome their problems and to increase their success.