Aristotle was a Greek philosopher, student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. How to become successful? Wise thoughts about loneliness, friends, courage, performance, and perfection.
Aristotle was a Greek philosopher, student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His works cover many subjects, including: physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, rhetoric, linguistics, politics, music, logic, government, ethics, biology, and zoology. Today we are honored to stand next to Alexander the Great and absorb the seeds of Aristotle's wisdom.
1. Loneliness is priceless
"The one who is delighted with loneliness is either a wild beast or God."
Everything I write is a product of loneliness.
Loneliness is the secret of geniuses and the main key to personal success. Ideas that will lead you to success will be born only in peace and quiet.
… I love loneliness … the door to loneliness opens when you have absolutely nothing to occupy yourself with, you have nowhere to go and you have time to travel according to your own dreams and desires.
Alone, in peace and quiet, when the mind is free of unnecessary thoughts, you have a chance to ponder everything that is holding you back from making significant progress. Alone, you can think about the necessary steps to take. Everything significant in my life was conceived in peace and contemplative silence.
Learn to love loneliness, even if you are not a wild animal.
2. Friends are precious
"Without friends, no one could live, even if they had everything they needed."
When you finish contemplating the space of the universe, in the context of providence, you will remember that without family and friends, neither the wealth of the king nor the wisdom of a thousand people will bring you satisfaction. Let these words serve as a reminder to appreciate the real riches of life.
3. Courage equals potential
"There is no great genius without an admixture of madness."
I've said this before and it is still true, so I repeat, you have to be "a little crazy" to be successful. Genius and madness are two sides of the same coin.
Aristotle formulated this idea in a slightly different way:
"You will not achieve anything in this world without courage."
As already stated, courage is not the absence of fear, but the ability to act in spite of fear … in the face of fear. I would paraphrase it by saying that the courage is a kind of madness to think that you are the only person who can emerge victorious, overcoming any obstacles.
Show me your courage and I will share your potential. Only a courageous person ultimately achieves success.
4. Action must be appropriate
"We are a reflection of our actions."
"To do is to be."
Your daily actions determine your final result. Are you taking bold action on a daily basis? What are you doing to be better?
While everyone is asleep, you must act.
By acting boldly and consistently, you yourself will become bold and consistent. Start acting today, because your future depends on it.
5. Perfection motivates
“We are what we do all the time. Striving for perfection is not an act, but a habit."
The habit of improving gives birth to countless possibilities. A person, or a group of people who consistently strive to improve, is an extremely rare phenomenon. This scarcity creates value, value creates demand, and demand leads to success.
Striving for excellence in everything you do will unlock your highest potential, which will lead you to success.