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6 Proven keys to success worthy of your consideration | Ep 23
18th August 2021 • Victory in Mind • Waceke Wambaa
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Sometimes, doesn’t it seem like success oozes so easily from some of the people who surround us, whether they occupy a place of national or international recognition or are found in our own communities?

We might wonder and marvel at the picture perfect lifestyles they must have judging from all the trappings of success we see and perceive occurring in their lives. The truth of the matter though is that they are 100% bona fide human beings just like the rest of us - experiencing those highs, lows and in-between life whatevers we all face… it’s part of humanity. 

In today’s Victory in Mind Podcast episode, I thought to share some keys of success gleaned from some of the lives of these said individuals, that are worthy of yours and my consideration as we press on towards successfully achieving our life goals. 

Be encouraged as you live with victory in mind!


[00:00:00]Intro music and voice over narration for the show

[00:00:43] Introduction to the show and today’s focus, highlighting some real keys to success.

[00:01:13] General ways we define success today, like the Elon Musks of our world versus that teacher that all the students love.

[00:01:50] Let’s keep in mind that the very key ingredients that got them to where they are are not unique traits per se.

[00:02:24] Nor do all the successful people we know come from a background with silver spoons in their mouths.

[00:03:04] The truth is that we each walk our own journey so what an external observer sees in reality, never quite meets the expectations we set up in our minds.

[00:03:55] Perhaps instead, we can glean information, keys to their possible success and work on those areas in our lives. Here are six keys to success to consider.

[00:05:30] Number one, facing fear.

[00:06:52] Number two, tenacity.

[00:08:01] Number three, failure, is part of the journey.

[00:08:54] Number four, strengthening yourself with what you have built up form the inside.

[00:09:43] Number five, being humble.

[00:11:00] Number six, being willing to learn.

[00:11:53] Here’s one of those comfortable, uncomfortable questions…

[00:12:19] Conclusion: keys to success that are worthy of consideration. Thank you so much for listening. Be sure that you subscribe to this podcast. That way you can automatically receive episodes and share the link. People share the link and the episodes with your social networks. You can go to our website for show notes as well as links to download and subscribe. Thanks for staying tuned to Victory in Mind. We appreciate you. I'm your host, Waceke Wambaa  thanking you for joining me on our podcast today. Remember you have a future. You have a hope.

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6 proven keys to success worthy of your consideration | Ep 23


[00:00:43] Hi guys, and welcome to another episode of Victory in Mind Podcast, your guide to living each day with purpose. I'm your host, Waceke Wambaa. So on today's podcast, we're highlighting some real keys to success. This is in keeping in mind that yes, [00:01:00] there are tangible ones and those that are intangible too. I was thinking about this, that, especially during the Olympics and just with how everyone is focused on success.


[00:01:50] We do applaud their successes, but let us not think that the very key ingredients that got them to where they are are [00:02:00] absent in us. True, circumstance, opportunity and timing have a role to play that many of us feel might place us at a disadvantage. But we also forget that there are those who have come from difficult backgrounds and become the very people that we might look as being successful.


[00:03:04] The truth of it all is that we each walk our own journey. We each carry the grace and capacity for our own journey. Thus for an observer, what might look like someone having an easy life with all the external trappings that make up the reality of their life, that we see, the actual reality, what their life might actually be like behind closed doors, never quite meets the billing of our imagination.

Each one of us goes through our own life with victories and challenges that we alone can define, regardless of other people's perceptions of what our lives may be. In other words, only you know what happens behind closed doors in your house.


Maybe instead we can glean some knowledge, some wisdom, some key components and attributes from the keys of success that have been mapped out from the results of the successful people we see, we recognize and want to emulate in some shape way or form.


[00:05:23] Here are six. Keys to success that are worthy of consideration.


We talk about paralyzing fear, being fearless. Fear this, we fear that. Fear seems to have its own personality, its own entourage following it that only makes the stated objective seem so far away. But being successful is finding a way to face fear, even when it is yet to be [00:06:00] overcome. Whether, for example, it's in those famous people who once feared public speaking, but found a way to do it anyway, because it was part and parcel of who they needed to be to get to do what they needed to do.

So we marvel like the Abraham Lincoln's and the Thomas Jeffersons of this world. Or even Richard Branson who just recently had that space flight who dislikes public speaking immensely, but he does not shy away from it.

Because when you think about it, you want to overcome that bridge that will take you to your intended destination. You have to find a way to cross that bridge. And that's all about facing our fears.


In episode five of Victory in Mind, we talked about "four key pillars to being [00:07:00] tenacious" - where you and I have to dig deep to find the courage, the mettle, the spirit and resolve to go the course of that thing that we're trying to achieve.

It's similar to that bloodhound trait, that dog, the bloodhound. Where, when they have a scent, they don't deviate from it. They keep at it until they have found the object of their search. That is confidence in what you bring to the table. Even when you can't immediately see it, you know it. You keep going until you achieve that goal. That's the tenacity.

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[00:08:01] Number three, failure, is part of the journey.

Think of Walt Disney, who was told he lacked creativity. Or Vincent van Gogh, the world famous artist who failed at multiple jobs, I mean multiple jobs, whether it was a pastor, an art dealer, a teacher, he worked in a bookstore before he became an artist and he still had to deal with mental health challenges during his artistic career.

And he barely sold a handful of his plethora of created paintings and artwork before his death. But now, his artwork is some of the most valued artwork in the world. He kept on failing, but he kept at it because he knew there was something more.


Think of Nelson Mandela, who was in prison for 27 years on Robben island. He believed that his life was created to fight the end of apartheid regime in South Africa. Strength is not just defined by external musculature, but by internal fortitude to stay the course, to go the distance, until the goal is ultimately achieved.

Yes, you have perseverance, but that inner strength to bolster yourself. That is an intangible.


This, this is a tough one. We talk about those who are so successful, that the ooze confidence, and then there are almost those who are brash, confident, sometimes arrogant. [00:10:00] Therein lies a problem for the successful one.

You don't know who is a friend for being a friend's sake or who is around, based on what they can get or make off of you. Being genuine is a hard trait to have, but it is key once the decades of our lives come and go and you find yourself in your sixties and seventies and eighties and beyond. Who will you have attracted or pursued as long-term friends and companions that you can be your genuine self with? Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the US and Mohandas Karamchand “Mahatma” Gandhi, come to mind as successful leaders whose character fuel their success and impacted those around them even still today, based on that humble quality. Humility is another intangible.


In our ever evolving world yesterday's knowledge is the foundation for tomorrow's high-rise. But to be able to build for today and tomorrow, you have to be willing to learn new concepts, ideas, to flow with the world that is advancing in exponential ways that previous generations could not have fathomed. Think about it.

If you told someone in the:

[00:11:53] I've got to ask you, what is your vision? It's not crazy. Keep [00:12:00] at it. Maybe there are things that you need to still learn for your vision to have the tools to be implemented, that it can become a reality. And maybe, we have just not yet caught up to that fabulous vision that you have.


[00:12:47] Guys that wraps it up for today's episode. I really appreciate the time that you have taken to spend with me today. I'm your host Waceke Wambaa, thanking you so much for listening to Victory in Mind podcast. Be sure that you rate [00:13:00] review and subscribe to this podcast. That way we become discoverable to more listeners. Thank you so much for continuing to share this link and the episodes with your social networks.

You can go to our website, www.victoryinmind for show notes, as well as links to download and subscribe. We're looking for people to live out their full potential. Come, join the tribe! Remember you have a future. You have a hope.