Achieving success in life is a journey, full of trials and tribulations, ups and downs, the good and the bad but most of all its one big learning experience. When you realize that you are not the only person who goes through bad circumstances or bad situations, things become a bit clearer. Everybody has negative impacts of some kind in life and that should help you realize that you are not alone in this world. Achieving success is largely about how you respond to those negative situations and how well you pick your self back up and continue fighting for your dreams. It is your dreams and nobody else is going to fight for them for you. It is up to you to define those dreams and fight to achieve them.
Defining Your Success
Your success story cannot be built by anybody else, it cannot be written by anybody else because you are the one with the pen. You must define your own success. Figure out what it is that you most enjoy in life, where you see yourself years from now and what you want to accomplish in life. These are the questions you need to ask yourself in order to define your success. Take time out to really find out where you see your life going and what direction you really want it to go in. Your life is much like a game of chess, checkers or even dominoes, you have to think head of time about what you want to achieve. Then you have to figure out how you can achieve that within your next couple moves. When figuring out what you want to achieve in life and what you view being successful in life really means to you, you can then use that as your definition of success. Once your success is defined then you make the necessary steps to attaining that success.
Knowing Your Value and Purpose
Every human being is created equally but also created uniquely as well. Do you believe it was just by change that you were born with the qualities you have? With the faults that you have? Or do you believe it was an accident that you were blessed with the family you were born into? I don't think chance or accident are words that cover my life and all the variables in my life and I don't believe you should denounce your life to chance or accident.
I wake up every morning and open my eyes, breathe fresh air and I thank the Lord for waking me another morning. After thanking God for another day I take a moment to appreciate all of his creations, the birds, the trees, the land and the sky. All of these things have a life of their own and they all play an integral part in this great universe that we live in. All animals, reptiles and insects play their part in the food chain, even when we think certain insects may simply be useless (i.e. mosquitoes) but in the grand scheme of things they play a part. Everything with a life force on this planet does what it is suppose to do effortlessly and harmoniously with the universe.
Man was made in the image of the Lord, birds weren't made in his image, neither was any other animal but we human beings were blessed and made in his image and placed here on Earth to rule over all his creations. We were made the most unique and complex of all his creations and we were made with a purpose. Everything else has a purpose and a reason for being here and so do we, it is for us to find out what that purpose is so that we can spend more time working to fulfill that purpose. Once we understand our purpose, our dreams will become clearer to us. How do you find out what your purpose in life is? You ask your creator. Only the creator of an invention can tell you what the function of that invention is. You are totally unique and like nothing else in this world, so stand out to the world like that, shine the way that you were made to shine, fulfill your purpose!
Accomplishing Your Goals
Since you were crafted to perfection by the greatest craftsman of them all and you were so uniquely made that there is nothing else like you on this planet, you should believe in yourself. I mean you are unique which makes you just as special as any other person out there. So why is it that other people should be allowed to enjoy the benefits of being successful and wealthy but not you?
There is no reason why you shouldn't be able to reap the benefits of success. You must admit to yourself that if you are no as successful as you want to be at this very moment you are probably doing something wrong. if you can admit that your own way is foolish and you are no longer interesting in living how you were living before then we can truly start to see some progress. Accomplishing your goals is a matter of discipline and determination.
"The reason so many people fail to achieve their goals in life is that they never really set them in the first place." - Denis Waitley
You first need to set your goals and understand the work it is going to take to achieve those goals. Even if you have no idea what exactly you are going to do to achieve them. Knowing what your goals are is a big enough step at first.
You want to set long-term goals for your self as well as short-term goals. Long-term goals for trying to accomplish your lifetime goals and short-term goals as progress points and milestones to keep you focused on achieving your lifetime success. You need to have more than just a good idea as to the amount of work necessary to accomplishing your dreams and goals. You want to make an effective plan. Your plan will be your blueprint to achieving success and accomplishing your goals.
"People don't PLAN to FAIL, they simply FAIL to PLAN."
Planning is an essential part of achieving success because no business, no corporation or no state was built without a plan. Many people have dreams, many set goals but without a plan to execute, in order to work towards those dreams and those goals, you merely have nothing. Action has to be taken in order to get through your journey to success.
Have a clear definition of what success means to you and have a clear vision of yourself being successful. Understand how much value you offer to this world and figure out what your purpose is and your vision of success will become clearer. With a definition of success and a vision, you only need to equipped yourself with a plan and take action by executing it. Your success is only just around the bend. Learn to be successful, live in success and empower others through your success.