Published on Wednesday, 11 September 2013 00:00
Inspired by David Copperfield’s interview
where he spoke of his secret to success to be passion, preparation and persistence, I decided to delve further into the message he was trying to convey and how you, myself and everyone else can apply it to our own lives.
David Copperfield stuck to his passion for practicing magic despite other people, including his mother, trying to bring him down, his strong belief and undying persistence for applying what he knew made him into one of the greatest magicians in the world.
We all want to change the world in our own little way. Don’t take no for an answer, take what you know, and know that you can do it. If you are truly passionate about something, go for it. Don’t retain the mindset that you “think” you can do it because when you are so passionate about something, you will know it. All it takes is passion, preparation and persistence.
Successful people who continue to last in their industry doing what they do best instead of fading away into oblivion is attributed to them staying hungry. Not in the literal sense of staying hungry of course. These success legends continue thirsting for more to achieve. They retain their passion for their line of expertise and excel in what they know after much preparation and persistence. Even when life sets them back, they pick themselves up and keep going.
“Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live." – Mark Twain
Ultimately, the secret to success is not really that much of a secret. When you discover the value of your dreams, you can transform imagination into reality. David Copperfield is not the only one who is capable of performing magic, we all have that special little something inside just waiting to manifester. We have the basic instinct to dream. So dream away, act on it, hold on tight and never let go because that is the moment when the magic begins.