Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Difference Between Success and Failure

This past week we had very different outcome with two of our students.  Both were master’s graduates, both seemed motivated, both attended every class.

Sindu (Name changed) got a job this past week and Saran has given up completely and is going back into his original field of Mechanical Engineering.

What are the habits of the successful student and the unsuccessful student?

Successful Candidate:

1) Scared of failure!
2) Worked 8-10 hours a day
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5) Worked every day, because she said that the material is volatile and she did not want to forget it
6) Sat in on the 2nd SAP SD class, even after completing the first class
7) Even after getting the job she will sit with the teacher and get ready for her project by being as through as possible and covering what the client is doing currently.

Failure Candidate:

1) He did attend every class, but would sit like a log and never asked questions
2) He claims that he worked 2-3 hours a day, but my guess is that he worked 1 hour a day at most
3) He needed money so he was working at T-Mobile as a sales rep to make money while he was studying with us.
4) Never asked for the online video classes that we have available.

To me the basis idea of success and failure was very simple.  You MUST work 8-10 hours a day on the subject you are trying to master.  You MUST NOT be working at another job while trying to master something else that you want to work in.

You MUST be scared of failure and work so hard that you are bound to succeed.  You MUST, LIVE, DRINK, EAT, and DREAM only about the subject you are leaning from us.  You must be engrossed in the subject and nothing else.  Nothing else should matter to you.

So what is the difference between success and failure, as far as financially?  Sindu is billing in the low 3 figures per hour and in the second year she will make around $150,000 per year.  Saran, the failure, so far has experience as a T-Mobile sales rep and his future is still undetermined.

That is the difference between success and failure.

So, yes even with all our hard work and support that we provide we still only have a 90% success rate, and you can never tell who will succeed and who will not.  But to ensure your success, follow the example of people that have succeeded.