Four principles for business and personal success


4 principles for business and personal success business administration certificate

Whether you’re striving for personal success or achievements on a business scale, you might find that the fundamentals are the same. Although a business administration certificate can help define these in a clear and logical way, there are some that don’t have to be contextualised in order to understand them.

If you’re considering pursuing a business administration certificate or if you’ve got your sights on success, you might want to take in these principles and business practices.

First, start with your goals and purpose

Simon Sinek believes that the heart of anything you do should always be your why. Majority of the time, your reason for doing something will ultimately impact whether or not you are successful. Being able to define your purpose will help you establish the interests, belief and ownership necessary for bringing your goals to life. So ask yourself what your goals are and what your reason for being on earth is. Do the two meet somewhere and find common ground? If the answer is yes, then you’ve got the first box ticked. We recommend writing down your aspirations so that you’re even more aware of how much you want them.

Strengths over weaknesses

Another key to succeeding is learning to focus on your strong attributes rather than those that make you weak. Now we’re not saying ignore areas of weakness that could derail you. We’re talking the celebration of what makes you unstoppable. Why? If you’re fixated on what makes you inclined to fail, you might never get started on the journey towards your goals. If you draw inspiration from what you do well, you’ll have greater self-confidence. This is especially true in instances where people are starting up their own businesses. Many find themselves plagued by the thought of failure and that their own weaknesses will be their demise. Don’t even go there. You have it in you, you just need to believe that you do.

Make sure you set a few short-term goals

We’ve all heard the saying about not forgetting the journey on the way to your destination. The same can be said for achieving success. By having several milestones on the way to your end goal, you can ensure that you stay focused, motivated and passionate about what you’re doing. Don’t get so caught up in your master plan that you lose sight of the blueprint. Plus, smaller achievements will help you feel like you’re still on track.

Never stop growing

With the world changing at a rapid pace, it makes sense that we should all be committed to our own growth. In order to feel fulfilled in a business and personal context, you should always keep learning as you go along. Learn about news, people, trends and new areas that might open your eyes to things you once knew nothing about. Growth also lives in learning from your setbacks, something that only the most successful people know how to do well.

The right qualification can take you places

At The IIE’s Varsity College, IIE qualifications prepare you for the working world so that you can take life to the next level. For more on the IIE Higher Certificate in Business Principles and Practice, please visit our website here.

Varsity College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE). The largest, most accredited private higher education provider in South Africa, that’s also accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC).