Thursday, July 4, 2013
SECRETS OF SUCCESS - FROM BRIAN LARA - THE CRICKETING LEGEND
Today’s Corporate Dossier section of Economic Times features Brian Lara – and his phenomenal success story in cricket. So, what are the lessons to learn from Brian Lara, for Success. Economic Times summarizes the lessons for our benefit. These are nothing new – but coming from Lara, they are highly refreshing – and pointing to the ESSENTIALS OF SUCCESS.
Here are the lessons from Lara :
Ø Set small goals, achieving those goals will give you confidence.
Ø When you get the opportunity, be prepared to make the most of it.
Ø Tough times are Great Opportunities to showcase your mettle and create a track record.
Ø Use the rough patches to reorient, re-size opportunity, re-skill
Ø Humility pays, it allows you to see what arrogance blinds you against
Ø After every win, start from Zero
Ø Respect the competitor but bring the war to him
Ø Often the level of preparedness and mental toughness decide the outcome, not the resources
Ø Study your success more closely than your failures
Ø Commit to the Goal completely
You can see the full interview in the ET today (CD section).
I think, our own Sachin Tendulkar would say much the same thing.