Personal Development Self Growth

The five D’s of Success part 2

In part 1 I talked about Dreams and Desires. I will now focus on the 3 remaining D’s of success that is Diligence; Determination and Discipline.


To me diligence is a very important factor to my success. In every thing that I do I try as much as possible to be as careful as can be. Remember that my dream is to help someone out there to help change their mind into a more positive one. To do this I use my own personal experiences and through spiritual growth and reading. There is no way you can grow personally without spiritual guidance. Personal development is no easy task and requires that you do things diligently and articulately. There is no personal success without being diligent in what ever you do.

To secure the desired results, it is necessary to know and diligently comply with the law of success.  A proper compliance with the law  of success will be found to produce the desired result with invariable exactitude.  Growth is attained through an exchange of the old for the new, of the good for the better. It is a conditional or reciprocal action. We cannot obtain what we lack if we tenaciously cling on to what we have.


We all know that personal growth does not come on a silver platter. If you have been to school you know very well that to get good grades you need to have determination. Yes you will come across temporary set backs. Notice that I use the word “temporary” these are not permanent unless you decide to make them. The decision is entirely up to you.

We cannot obtain what we lack if we tenaciously cling to what we have. We are able to consciously control our conditions as we come to sense the purpose of what we attract, and are able to extract from each experience only what we require for our further growth. Our ability to do this determines the degree of harmony or happiness we attain. I liken determination to the vehicle of success without which you cannot reach your destination.


Perhaps the most important of them all is Discipline without which I would not be posting blogs on a frequent basis. We all possess some discipline of some sort. It is the degree of it that determines our success or failure. I have not come across a successful person who is indisciplined. Most successful people are disciplined with what they do. It is by discipline that we achieve our intended desires. Discipline coupled with determination is a recipe for success.

Naturally life requires us to be disciplined in order that we achieve that which we desire to be in our lives. There can never be full success without discipline.


I would like to conclude by reiterating that personal development is no mean achievement. It takes time and patience. Let me remind you that personal development is not a destination. There is day you will say now I have arrived at the destination of personal development. There is always room for improvement. The above five D’s of success have worked for me and I continuously strive to improve on them. Remember to always “standout tall and be counted“.

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The five D’s of Success part 1

This is a 2 part series talking about the five D words of my life; Dreams; Desire; Diligence; Determination and Discipline. Life is not for the lazy our creator engineered us to live a very fulfilling and enjoyable life on this earth. He further gave us all the implements and apparatus needed for it. It is entirely up to us as individuals to tap into and know what those implements are. I personally do not believe that living an empty life is the desire of our creator no no it is an individual’s choice. If you are living a mediocre life it is the choice you have made. There are two things in life, either you make the correct choice or decision and live a very fulfilling and pleasant life or you make the wrong one and be on the other side of the good things, that’s entirely up to you. At the time am writing this article I know that am on my way to living a very fulfilling life and have come up with a guide I am living by.

It is very important that you derive yourself a set of standard to follow. I have a dream and that dream is to help change the future of most of the young people in my neighbour hood and society at large. To do this I will not give them money but help change the way they think about life and help them become what they want to be in life. Most of the people I have come across so far indicate that it is their thinking or rather their mind set that is a problem and nothing else. I want to be the change I want to see in the world before I can reach out to helping others. I have outlined below 5 very useful characteristics to help me achieve my goal.


Remember I have a dream. This is what keeps me posting these blogs to help someone out there to change their thinking and perhaps their attitude towards life in general. Dreams are very important they are tenets of success. Whatever, you want to be in life starts with a dream. Am sure we all have dreams at least I have mine.? Dreams are your aspirations and therefore, it is very important to keep them alive. Write them down so that you can have a very clear idea of them and read them very often to keep them alive in your mind. There is power in writing down your aspirations. I mentioned about helping to change people’s minds and notice that dreams are made from our minds. We visualize them in our minds. You must dream big. Fill your mind with your dreams and begin living your dreams even when they are not yet, fully actualised. There is no successful person without a dream. It all starts with the mind.

Only those who become “success conscious” ever become very successful. Success conscious means that the mind has become so saturated with the desire for success, that one can even see themselves already successful. If you do not see great success in your imagination, you will never see it in reality. The world requires practical dreamers who can, and will put there dreams into action. Remember that practical dreamers do not quit even when they meet with temporary defeat. The greatest achievement was, at first, and for a time but a dream.

Remember that dreams are the seedlings of reality they are not born of indifference, laziness, or lack of ambition. Always keep your dreams alive and put them into action so that you do not rob the world of your gifts.


They say “desire” is the starting point of all achievement. People will see you in the days of your triumph, without investigating the cause of your success. Desire is the driving force to success. If the thing you desire to do is right, and you believe in it, go ahead and do it. Remember that all who succeed in life get off to a bad start, and pass through many challenges before they ?arrive?.? No one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as reality. Desire is a very strong emotion that is always transmuted into reality.

In life I have noticed that the things we desire most we usually accomplish. Ask yourself what you desire to be or achieve in life. Put the emotion of desire to work and you will see what results you can accomplish in your life. Desire causes us to think and behave in certain ways in order that we fulfill our desires. If you have a dream and plan turn them into a desire to achieve them. Desire backed by faith knows no such word as impossible. Remember that every adversity brings with it the seed of an equivalent advantage. You must realize that all who succeeded in life first did a certain amount of dreaming, hoping, wishing, DESIRING and PLANNING before they actually succeeded.

Continued in part 2

Remember always to “standout tall and be counted“.

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