SUCCESS IS - ACHIEVING THE LIFE YOU DESIRE
The ‘Life you desire’ as opposed to the ‘Lifestyle you desire’. Lifestyle is about materialistic possessions. Life on the other hand is about experiences, learning, stretching and growing. Being happy, fulfilled and also contented. It's about living a good life that you can feel proud of, in retrospect, when your time here is finally done.
SUCCESS IS - CHOOSING YOUR OWN PATH, THE ONE THAT FEELS RIGHT FOR YOU
Mediocrity is deeply ingrained in our society. Almost everyone seems to be doing the same things, in much the same ways, but expecting a different result in aiming to be more successful. Isn't it paradoxical, they are competing against each other but unfortunately it's for much the same-sameness. Don't follow the herd and be slaved into living the life that others want you to live, instead create your own path. You are unique and you have a destiny to fulfil.
SUCCESS IS - A CONTINUOUS JOURNEY OF LEARNING AND GROWING
Nothing great was created overnight, so be patient. Success gained overnight is called 'luck' and isn’t very fulfilling. Most successful people that have achieved anything noteworthy in this world have had to work their socks off and have failed numerous times before they succeeded. Understand that failing is part of the process to being successful.
SUCCESS IS - BEING HAPPY WITH WHAT LIFE THROWS AT YOU
Enjoying the journey called life and not being constantly obsessed with the final destination, because the final destination is death and unfortunately nobody gets out alive. Life is about enjoying the ups and also the downs. Success is the resilience to keep going when life knocks you down. Falling ten times but having the courage and the mental strength to get back up the eleventh time.
SUCCESS IS - NOT FEARING FAILURE
Failing is ultimately the path to success. Every failure tells you what didn't work and gets you one step closer to succeeding. Failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might not have lived at all in which case you fail by default.
SUCCESS IS - NOT LETTING YOUR PAST DICTATE YOUR FUTURE
Let go of the past as it has nothing new to say. Firstly, learn to forgive, yourself and others. Let go of all the regrets, because we are human and we all make mistakes. Not beating yourself about it is the best gift you can give yourself. Learn from your mistakes and avoid repeating them.
SUCCESS IS - SHEDDING YOUR OLD SKIN TO REVEAL YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF
Take the time to understand what you’re good at and what you have to offer others to help them. Someone out there needs and wants what you have to offer. Know the value you bring to the world, by embracing your gift and talents. Cherish your uniqueness, harness your potential, work hard, believe in the possibilities and present the most authentic version of you to the world.
SUCCESS IS - WORKING ON YOUR STRENGTHS AND NOT ON YOUR WEAKNESSES
Most people want to be all things to everyone and so our generation is trying to work on their weaknesses to get themselves on par with others so that they’re not left behind. You can’t be good at everything. Instead believe on honing in on your strengths and your true gift and aim to excel at the thing you're most passionate about.
SUCCESS IS - NOT TRYING TO PLEASE EVERYONE
Once you’ve decided your path and your journey, you’re only answerable to the man or woman in the mirror. It will drain your energy and tire you, if you’re trying to please everyone around you. Be okay with judgement and open to criticism. Just because others can’t see your path doesn’t mean they know whats best for you.
SUCCESS IS - NOT LETTING YOUR CURRENT NET WORTH DICTATE YOUR SELF WORTH
Success is about believing in your own abilities and not letting your current situation deter you from where you’re going, regardless of how dire your situation gets. The school of hard knocks is what prepares you for bigger and better things. Nobody had personal development and growth when everything in life was smooth sailing. The greater your storm, the brighter your rainbow.
SUCCESS IS - ABOUT DIRECTION AND NOT SPEED
Every single day choose to take baby steps in the right direction rather than running in the wrong one, only to realise that your life journey wasn’t the one you hoped it would be. You don’t want to get to the finish line and wonder, what could have been possible? Remember, it’s never too late to start fresh and choose your new direction in life.
So now, back to you. You’re the captain of your ship, steer it in the direction your heart desires.
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