How do you become successful? What are the ingredients that make it up? These are questions that many people ask themselves. If you haven’t asked yourself this question you need a kick in the pants! Everyone should strive for success!
I am now 34 years young. For me I used to define success as how much money I made. My “worth” was defined by my pocket book. What a mistake that was. It took me making “enough” money before I realized I had misdefined success. I grew up in a family of 10 people! I have three younger brothers, three older brothers, and my sister is the oldest. We had a great family growing up, but because of so many siblings I quickly learned to provide for myself if I needed something. What a valuable lesson I was able to learn while I was young! To rely on ones self helps you grow and gives you satisfaction that you can’t get any other way.
Anyway, back to success… Define success, and then do everything you can to achieve that goal. When I look around at those I work with and others that are my friends I can tell who is on their way to “success” and those who have essentially given up and accepted life as it is. Success takes risks, and intelligent planning! Whatever your goals, give yourself the proper tools to succeed. Don’t set generic goals, of “getting rich”, or “getting in shape”. Instead, say I am going to achieve success by first preparing in this way, and doing this, and getting the proper education, and then specifically laying down a list of things to achieve your goal.
I talk to a lot of people that say if I only did “this” I could change my family life, or my “financial situation”. I then ask them why they haven’t done it, and what they are planning to do to get it done. There is usually no plan, just regret that they haven’t done it. These people will stay in their current state. I KNOW they will. Action is what moves you forward! Everyone of us is capable of bettering our lives. I truely believe that those ahead of the game are those who are simply willing to say, “I reject my current situation and WILL ACT to change it.”
I know this blog entry comes off as very presumptuous. I don’t mean it to be. I just firmly believe that we all have the ability to change our lives for the better if we will work hard and make the decision to do it for ourselves and our families.
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