Success is a subjective concept which is often desired by many to achieve. Since the definition of success is varying from people to people; it is counterproductive to measure the achievements of others based on your description.
Society often praises and adore the successful businessmen, moguls, celebrities, entrepreneurs, and business savvy techs CEOs while there is nothing wrong with this dream. It somewhat undermines the simple success that might be harbored by a good number of individuals. It creates an environment that based success regarding the amount of money in your bank account, the lavish lifestyles you lead, the cars you have, etc. Whatever your goals in life may be, fight for it and reach for it hopefully through these few tips given by fellow dreams and go-getters.
Self-awareness is the ability to formulate a summary of our behavior based on past and current thoughts and emotions. It allows us to understand what’s going on in our heads and why. — Todd Deutsch, MFT
Self-awareness Is The Key
The first step to success is to know yourself and what are you capable of doing. One needs to understand what are his motivations, emotions, Waterloos, passions, core values, and ultimate end goal. It is through self-awareness where the definition of success is formulated depending on the person’s yardstick of success. This vital step also helps a person stay focus on what he wants rather than reaching for the carrot at the end of the stick. It is heartbreaking to spend your life reaching for goals that means nothing to you.
Focus On Commitment
When it comes to long-term goals, it is essential to focus on responsibility. It is wise to ask yourself these questions:
- How essential is this to you?
- What are you willing to sacrifice to achieve this?
- Are you in it for the short term or long term?
Seek Knowledge, No Results
The focus should always be on the excitement of discovery, exploration, improvement, experimenting, and development; the motivation will not wean off, but if you focus on the results, your motivation will die the minute you encounter challenges. In short, dwell and savor the journey. The destination is just a bonus.
Instead of identifying with the incessant chatter in our heads, we can bear witness to it. In doing so, we create awareness and separate ourselves from it, rather than get caught up in it. — Laurie Leinwand, MA, LPC
Enjoy The Journey
Make the process enjoyable. Don’t take it too seriously. Be prepared to fail and accept defeat graciously. You can always recuperate, develop another newly improved goal and go at it again.
Filter Your Thoughts
Always be mindful of your thoughts. Thoughts can affect your feelings and feelings determine how you see your tasks ahead. You as a person have the ability to decide on which thoughts to linger on. Will it be doubts and fear or excitement for the new things ahead?
Use Your Imagination
Imagine good things even though you are experiencing troubles or having a rough patch. At times, people foresee the worst possible scenarios while doing so also, try to imagine if good fortunes come your way. Practice the powerful law of attraction.
…what became clearer to me overtime was that my purpose and passion lay in the know-how of creating oneself. I have learned much about this process. — Deborah Khoshaba Psy.D.
Don’t Baby Yourself
Motivation should lead to action and action will yield results. At times, efforts can fall short of the consequences one foresees. During these instances, don’t be too kind to yourself and allow excuses and accept stagnation. Force yourself out of your comfort zone.
Stand On Your Own
Be willing to do all the necessary steps to achieve your goals. Don’t expect others to help you out. They will also be busy reaching for their dreams.