A SUCCESSFUL CAREERA person builds a successful career by choosing a field of activity that is in harmony with one’s temperament. The person acquires necessary skills and abilities, sets realistic but challenging goals that reflect one’s vision, follows up with plain hard work and attains what is desired. Such persons are eager to fulfill their responsibilities. They work with great zeal and passion. To them, work is an offering to God.

Success comes slowly, one step at a time. Nobody has enjoyed a career without all kinds of obstacles and problems. Crossing these hurdles gives a person a great sense of achievement and fulfilment. Just as one cannot appreciate light unless one has experienced darkness, or cannot experience true joy unless one has experienced adversity Every little experience in one’s career adds to the feeling of personal fulfilment.

R.W. Emerson said, “If a man can write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mouse-trap than his neighbour, though he builds his house in the woods, the world Will make a beaten path to his door.” However, Ben Jonson warns, “Success produces confidence; confidence relaxes industry, and negligence ruins the reputation which accuracy had raised.”

Addison suggests, “If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counsellor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius,” Herein is the great mantra to build a succe