So what is success and how do you define success?
I am sure that from time to time you may have thought about the question “What makes a person successful?”
Now I want you to ask yourself this question “What does being successful mean to you?”
- How much money you earn?
- How well your business is doing?
- Sell out Art exhibitions
- What type of car do you drive?
Let me demonstrate this point.
You’ve heard the cliche, success is a journey, not a destination right?
In most of the cases I tend to agree. The thrill for me is more in the chasing than in the catching. When I was young I loved catching dragonflies with my friends and our goals were to see who can catch the biggest dragonfly among us? So one day I caught a very large one and all my friends were cheering and one of them brought over a glass jar opened the lid and ready for me to put the dragonfly into jar. I turned around to my friends and set free to the dragonfly.
“Why did you let it go? it was the biggest one we’ve ever caught” my friend said.
” Well I don’t know, I just don’t want to keep it in the jar so I let it go” I said to them with a smile.
At the time I was too young to understand what success really mean. And now looking back success is just like that moment. I guess we all love the excitement of what’s going to happen, the thrill of seeking and chasing for the “what if” and desire come with it. However, the minute you’ve got to that level, you have to set different goals or dreams to experience those adrenaline and thrill again. Just like I reached my goal catching the biggest dragonfly and let it go so I can move on to something else. The issue is that many of us think success is to have it all, the truth is, success is about how you see yourself and how you’re able to enjoy your life and be happy.
Let ‘s look at some examples here:
A Hollywood actor may want to beat his Academy award record.
An Athlete may want to beat her “Personal Best”.
A Fashion Designer may measure her success by having her label ranged in a major department store.
I like this quote from Napoleon Hill.
If you quit then you’ll never succeed in your goals and you won’t reach your dreams either.
Successful people you know never quit and that is the whole reason why they end up successful.
Do you know what you want? Do you have what it takes to succeed – clear goals and focus?
And how are you planning to keeping yourself motivated?
Well, we have some tips you may find useful:
- Get help. Find a business coach or a mentor to work along side you and to hold you accountable.
- Set a clear purpose and goals for you to achieve. Display them somewhere visible so you can see them everyday.
- Create a vision board with images and quotes that inspire and motivate you to achieve your goals. Pin it somewhere that you can see it.
- Listen to motivational CDs or music that stimulate your mind and to keep you focused and motivated.