Pause for a moment and think about how you would describe success.
If your description is dominated by money or status, then your image of success is faulty.
For example, there are countless people who have these assets but don’t feel successful. Some of these people have enormous amounts of disposable income, but work so many hours during the day that they have no life beyond their work.
Would you regard these people as successful?
At first glance, I likely wouldn’t.
And, then there are the endless celebrities who go from fame to failure (think bankruptcy, addictions and worse).
Are they successful?
In truth, success is about happiness and fulfillment in life.
But, there is more than one definition of success. Just look at the above example of the person who worked too hard to spend their money. If they’re happy with their life, then we shouldn’t criticize their version of success.
So how about you? Do you have a clear definition of what success looks like for you?
If you don’t, you’ll be constantly chasing someone else’s idea of success, and could find yourself totally unfulfilled and miserable.
The good news is that over the next few minutes, I’m going to give you the tools you need to build a crystal clear picture of YOUR SUCCESS.
With the right attitude, anything can seem possible.
For instance, if you’re fed up with your job, but do nothing to change it, then you’ll likely be stuck there for years to come. But, if you see the job as a stepping stone to something bigger and better, then not only will you enjoy your work more, but you’ll have something positive to aim towards (e.g., a promotion or new job).
The example above demonstrates a little-known factor of success… suffering!
Yes, suffering may be a negative thing that most people go out of their way to avoid; but successful people use suffering as a springboard to big achievements. Mindset really does separate the losers from the winners.
Another thing you can do, is to gradually build up your positivity and confidence by tracking your progress towards your goals. And, each time you accomplish something – however small – be sure to celebrate it!
This is a great way to propel you towards success.
The Purpose of a Purpose
What is your purpose in life?
These are questions I suggest you spend some time thinking about. To help you find the answers, consider the following:
Oh and by the way, I don’t want you to miss this FREE guide, which can help you break free and design the life you want:
This guide will help you break your limits and overcome any challenges you have in order to live your best life.
If you just seek a career, all you will find is a career.
But, if you seek a purpose, you’ll find something much more than a career – you’ll find your calling. And when you’ve found this, and you begin following it, you’ll be firmly in the middle of the happiness, satisfaction and success zone.
This is backed by science, with research showing that people who have a purpose and meaning in life have an increase in:
- Overall well-being
- Mental and physical health
But, don’t mistake seeking happiness and success as your purpose. These things are a natural result of following your purpose – but shouldn’t be your focal point.
Austrian Neurologist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl said it well:
“It is the very pursuit of happiness, that thwarts happiness.”
Read more: https://www.lifehack.org/840380/beliefs-about-success-holding-you-back