Secrets to Success from January Born Achievers

Secrets to Success from January Born Achievers

January, the month of hope, gives an option to restart and aim for success.These success tips from January born achievers will motivate towards your best.

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Success tips from January born achievers like Oprah Winfrey, AR Rahman, Jeff Bezos, Rahul Dravid and Michelle Obama.
Success tips from January born achievers like Oprah Winfrey, AR Rahman, Jeff Bezos, Rahul Dravid and Michelle Obama.

January is the month of hope, giving you the option to restart and aim for success. Whether it is on a journey towards your first job, an impending college graduation, or the great wide road of life, these success tips from January born achievers will motivate you to do your best.

A R Rahman

AR Rahman at the NH7 weekender in 2015. (Wiki Commons)
AR Rahman at the NH7 weekender in 2015. (Wiki Commons)

Birthday – January 6

The ‘Mozart of Madras’, A R Rahman, has mesmerized music audiences not just in India but also internationally. With a career spanning almost 30 years he has won acclaims including the Oscars and Grammys! As he turns 50 this year, you can take this advice from one of the most humble and successful musicians ever –

When you do something with a lot of honesty, appetite and commitment, the input reflects in the output. Success comes to those who dedicate everything to their passion in life. To be successful it is also very important to be humble and never let fame or money travel to your head

The maestro had shared these pearls of wisdom during an interview with NDTV, during his 2013 multi-city tour, ‘RahmanIshq’.

Rahul Dravid

Former Captain Rahul Dravid, brought a sense of restraint and dignity to cricket.
Former Captain Rahul Dravid, brought a sense of restraint and dignity to cricket.

Birthday- January 11

Stability and dependability are what Rahul Dravid introduced to the cricketing vocabulary. ‘The Wall’ is one of the greatest cricketing batsmen in history having stellar career records not just in Test cricket but also One Day cricket. He proved his evolution as a T20 captain and here is something you should learn about building your own unique brand from him –

All of us have our own unique set of skills and the important thing is to not copy other people. Build on your strengths and keep improving to get better at what you do!”

Jeff Bezos:

The lynchpin behind Amazon's success - Jeff Bezos.
The lynchpin behind Amazon’s success – Jeff Bezos. (Poets and Quants)

Birthday – January 12

Setting up the world’s largest online shopping retail store, Amazon, has been no mean feat and Jeff Bezos is the idol for millions of entrepreneurs across the world. From starting up in his garage after quitting a great job to becoming one of the world’s richest persons, his story has been a roller coaster ride. He would be the right one to take advice from about taking the right steps to success –

You can’t skip steps, you have to put one foot in front of the other. Things take time, there are no shortcuts. But you want to do those steps with passion and ferocity.”

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Michelle Obama

Former First Lady Michelle Obama knew how to connect with those around her.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama knew how to connect with those around her.

Birthday – January 17

FLOTUS- First Lady Of The United States was a decorative role but Michelle Obama transformed this role into one of power and influence. A well-educated woman herself, she has always supported health and education issues and created impact across the USA. Striving against race and class, she has always been applauded for her confidence and she rightly attributes it as a main contributor to success –

Whether you come from a council estate or a country estate, your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude. It won’t be easy, that’s for sure, but you have everything you need.”

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Oprah Winfrey

Television personality, entrepreneur and philanthrophist Oprah Winfrey at an interview at Stanford. (Image courtesy: Stanford)Television personality, entrepreneur and philanthrophist Oprah Winfrey at an interview at Stanford. (Image courtesy: Stanford)
Television personality, entrepreneur and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey. (Stanford)

Birthday – January 29

Media Mogul, Billionaire, Philanthropist, Oprah Winfrey dons many hats successfully. Shaking off an abusive childhood in rural Mississippi and rising to a position of influencing the presidential candidate (Barack Obama during his campaign) Oprah has traveled a long way. Popular for her talk show, she today owns several media outlets and successful businesses. Here is what she advises about luck as a part of success –

I don’t believe in luck. For me, luck is the preparation of meeting the moment of opportunity.”

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