The 5 P’s of a SUCCESSFUL Life
We all want to succeed in life – in fact, we want to succeed in everything we do. But the secret to success lies not only on your skill but on the comprehensive alignment of five components – PASSION. PATIENCE. PERSISTENCE. PURPOSE. PRAYER. Kung akala mo kaya mo lahat daanin sa galing o sa angas lang, nagkakamali ka. Kailangan mo pa rin lahat nang nabanggit ko para talagang successful ka.
Today I would like to speak to you about these components that would make you a truly successful individual, no matter where you are, no matter what you do.
When we talk about your passion – we talk about something that you love doing – come hell or high water. Harangan ka man ng sibat, walang makakapigil sa iyo. Dahil yan ang gusto mo – yan ang passion mo – ito ang nagtutulak sa iyo na gumawa – upang maging maligaya. In a world that is driven by passion, you must have one thing you are truly passionate about. You need to be able to align your actions and your decision based on your passion. This would be your underlying motivation – your burning desire to keep things going. Kung di ka passionate, laging me kulang sa ginagawa mo – laging mayroong nawawala – hindi buo ang naibibigay mo. Hindi ka satisfied, hindi ka contented. Whereas when you are passionate, you would give everything to make sure it is going to be successful – your time, your effort, your resources – everything will be lined up for you. And more importantly, you will be happy in what you are doing.
We keep on hearing – patience is a virtue. Yes. It is a virtue that would allow you to succeed in life. Walang overnight sensation na nagtatagal – ang nananalo palagi yung may sipag, may tiyaga at may pasensya na mag-adapt sa lahat ng mga nangyayari sa inyong buhay. There will always be a good time to act – there will always be a great time to decide. You do not succeed when you make impulsive decisions – you succeed when you make patient decisions – you wait out everything before acting, you make sure of everything first before you commit. It’s not cowardice, it’s not indecision – you are simply making sure everything is in place before you move. There lies the difference. Hindi naman maganda ang ora-orada di ba?
Just because you didn’t get the desired result, you would give up? This is not a winning attitude. Winners do not always start as winners. Some falter, some take a knee, some take a fall or two before really being successful. Hindi lahat ng panalo, nagsisimula sa panalo – minsan sila ay natatalo muna pero laging bumabangon. It’s comparable to the frog that was being told to stop by his colleagues. He didn’t stop until he reached the end. His colleagues were astonished to find out he was deaf! We must be stubborn sometimes – minsan, may patutunguhan ang pagiging matigas ang ulo – kung kakayanin mo lahat ng dumarating sa iyo, you will undeniably find success. You just have to be positively persistent – you need to be making the right decisions.
You have to make sure before you begin to do anything to ask yourself, what is my ultimate purpose? Is this going to be for the common good? Is this going to be for the betterment of others or just for myself? Normally, ang mga nagtatagumpay inuuna ang kapakanan ng mas nakararami bago ang kanyang sarili. Sabihin mo nang napakaidealistic ng statement na yun, but it is real – it is what really happens. Yes, you may profit from your venture, you may get money from everything you do but the most important thing that you have to consider is if it will positively affect the lives of the people around. Always make sure that anything you would do would uplift the lives of others – because if that is your purpose, you would easily meet with success – because your purpose is truthful, pure and is undeniably for the common good.
Of course, no one really becomes successful without the guidance from the Heavenly father – or upon whomever you call for guidance. Lahat tayo need ng divine inspiration, need natin ang divine intervention – kasi we have to be able to see the hand of the Almighty. Prayer is not only a plea for guidance, it would also be a silent commune with ourselves. During our time of reflection, our time of prayer, we contemplate and we seek the balance in everything we do. And in this time, we get clarity – we get the guidance we need to make things happen. Nakikita natin ang ating dapat gawin, ano ba ang ating dapat tahakin, nang mas malinaw? Prayer not only leads us closer to the Almighty, it also gives us an avenue to look for the solutions that we need – the path of enlightenment, the path to success.
Success is worthwhile when it is founded on the 5Ps – PASSION. PATIENCE. PERSISTENCE. PURPOSE. PRAYER. These things make it possible to be a balanced individual – make it possible for you to be as good as you can be. This would be a good balance – a good foundation for someone who seeks to make his mark in this world, in this society that is thirsty for people who would continuously shine so that others would also shine in his light.