Contrary to what you may have been taught about success, it is largely a process that begins and ends in your own mind. While your actions and outer circumstances undoubtedly have an impact on your progress, success is not so much about “what” you do, but HOW you do it.
It is possible to become successful at anything you do. The first step is to know what you want and more importantly why you want it. The ‘why’ needs to be strong to make sure that you stay on track when things get hard? Also it is MUCH MORE LIKELY that you’ll become successful at something that you truly enjoy!
The successful people in your life have developed a strong relationship with themselves, become very clear about their passions in life, and made the choice to follow them with enthusiasm. They don’t have to force themselves to work on their goals each day. They look forward to it!
With such attitude these people are open to abundance – abundance of wealth, opportunities, freedom. What they do to be successful doesn’t feel like work to them because they are loving every minute of it.
Take a moment right now to review your past endeavours. What goals have you set? Did you make them happen? How did they turn out? Were they hard work or did you love making them happen? Were you working toward something that wasn’t right for you because someone else was achieving success doing the same thing? Did you let your parents or teachers talk you into a certain career because it paid well or offered “job security”? Or do you follow your own path?
You may notice, as you complete your review, that you have achieved a level of success even if you weren’t happy doing it.
So how is it that successful people are raking the money in?
It’s Not About the Money
I have heard this many times from the likes of Tony Robbins, Richard Branson, Brian Tracy and the list goes on. As a single income earner for my family it was hard for me to see this for some time.
So I chased the money, I have been in high paying jobs for several years before I started my company. I remember the days where it became a struggle to get to work due to early mornings and the lack of time I had to spend with my children. Not to mention the frustrations I had making other people’s dreams come true that didn’t’ give a damn about me or the people that I was to hire, train and retrain. I realized that the money I was earning couldn’t justify the sense of emptiness and frustration I endured on a daily basis. It just wasn’ t worth it!
Perhaps you’ve had a similar experience? If so, you’ve quickly realized that money is nothing more than the icing on the cake.
The true essence of success is doing what you LOVE. Prosperity is a naturally-occurring BENEFIT.
If you want to be successful, take some time to get to know yourself. Figure out what you really feel passionate about. Don’t look only at the activities themselves, but the underlying essence of what they involve.
For example: you may love sports, but you’re not really sure why. Look at the various aspects of sports-related activities and consider which of them appeal to you most. Do you love the thrill of competition, the challenge of strategy, the spirit of teamwork – or perhaps the sense of accomplishment that results from honing your mind and body into a fierce athletic machine?
When you understand what you feel passionate about, what you really want, and WHY, you will be heading in the right direction.
The next important step is to plot your course and plan your strategy.
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