What is SUCCESS?
WOW!!! This is the first article I am writing in my whole life and I am writing about SUCCESS. Why am I writing about SUCCESS? It’s because I am successful? Or is it because I am an expert at this topic? The main reason I am writing about this special topic is because I believe every one of us is a successful person in one way or another. Let me explain to you why I think so.
Have you learned how to speak, read or write in more than one language? Have you lived in two different centuries? Have you gotten married? Do you know how to ride a bicycle? Have you run a marathon? Have you graduated from school or college? Do you have your own home? Have you started a blog? Have you helped someone in need of help?
Have you become a father, mother, aunt, uncle, grandfather or grandmother? Have you lived in a foreign country or state? Do you know how to cook? Have you done something that scares you? Do you know how to drive a car? Do you know how to swim? Have you read a book or magazine from cover to cover?
If your answer was YES to one or more of these intriguing questions, in my opinion then you are a fully qualified successful person. It’s all perspective of our own beliefs. We go day by day judgeging or comparing to others and the results create in our minds an idea of superiority or inferiority.
Remember, “Energy flows where attention goes.”
So lets turn on the switch of getting into the habit of counting and being more aware of the little baby successes and victories that we experience during the day. Is that OK with you? Say YESSSSSS very loud and let’s move forward…
I decided myself a few years ago that I will focus my energy and my attention on the little successes that I am achieving in order to increase my self-confidence, self-image and my self-esteem. I came across a great and very insightful exercise that I found in one of my favorites books called “The Success Principles: How to get from where you are to where you want to be” by Jack Canfield (Best selling author of Chicken Soup for the Soul) and this is how it works.
Do you want to increase your happiness, self-esteem and self-image? Are you serious?
Well, this is what we need to do. Grab a pencil and a blank sheet of paper. Start by dividing your life into three equal time periods – for example if you are 30 years old, your three time periods would be from birth to 10, 11 to 20, and 20 to 30. Then list three successes you have had for each time period. To help you get started, I have listed my own below:
1. Went to Disney World
2. Learned how to ride a bicycle
3. Learned how to walk and run
1. Got 9 A’s in twelve grade to be able to graduated in high school with honors
2. Learned how to drive a manual car
3. Learned how to plow the land
1. Got married
2. Learned how to speak, write and read English (I now fully understand English & Spanish)
3. Graduated from college with a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering
CAN YOU LIST 100 SUCCESSES?
That’s my challenge to you. But not now!!! Later…To really convince yourself that you are a successful person who can continue to achieve and experience great things complete this exercise and list 100 or more of your life successes and victories.
Finally, I been reading about personal development for over 5 years now and I found some very unique statements about SUCCESS from best selling authors, great athletes, entrepreneurs and other great minds. Here is the compilation of all the thoughts from these amazing individuals.
What is SUCCESS?
SUCCESS is determined not so much by size of one’s brain as it is by the size of one’s thinking. SUCCESS means many wonderful positive things. SUCCESS means personal prosperity: a fine home, vacations, travel, new things, financial security, giving your children maximum advantages. SUCCESS means winning admiration, leadership, being looked up to by people in your business and social life.
SUCCESS means freedom: freedom from worries, fears, frustrations, and failure. SUCCESS means self respect, continually finding more real happiness and satisfaction from life, being able to do more for those who depend on you. SUCCESS means winning. SUCCESS is knowing your purpose. SUCCESS is planting seed of greatness in other people. SUCCESS is constant developing of your maximum potential. SUCCESS is a journey.
SUCCESS is the progressive realization of a worthy GOAL. SUCCESS is a never ending journey. SUCCESS is your constant progress toward your highest purpose, your vision and the life of your dreams in all areas.
SUCCESS is a direction you choose to go. SUCCESS is something you attract by the person you become. SUCCESS is not a matter of chance is a matter of choice. SUCCESS is a marathon not a sprint.
What’s your best definition of SUCCESS? Share it in the comments section below.
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