Do you have friends or family members who have achieved immense success in their lives and you find yourself wishing you could have that the same?
Are you filled with envy toward the people who have everything they want?
Most of us experience these feelings from time to time, but instead of allowing jealousy to make you miserable and negative, you can create your own success. After all, you are the only person who can control how you define “success.” So instead of spending your time feeling jealous, you can spend your time filling your life with success.
Creating Success for Yourself
Many people spend their lives wondering when success is going to magically appear on their lap but, of course, it never happens this way. If, instead, we spend less time dreaming and more time building, we’d be much happier and success will be well within our grasp.
Rather than waiting passively for success to whisk you away, it’s time to create your own version of success. When you are proactively taking steps every day, you have a better chance of realizing your goals. After all, it’s far more productive than watching other people achieve success.
A great way to create the successful life you have always hoped for is to set clear, actionable goals.
How do you want your life to be defined? What do you want to be doing a year from now, five years from now, or even ten years from now? What sort of goals can you set for yourself that will help motivate you and keep you going in the right direction so you can reach out and grab what you want?
You will want to make sure the goals you set are attainable.
The best way to do this is to start with short-term goals that help you work towards your long-term goals. This will help you move forward and build momentum without becoming discouraged. Besides, it’ll help to keep your eye on the prize. If you set goals that are too ambitious, you will be more inclined to give up before you even get started.
Building a “Success!” Attitude
Your attitude and thoughts determine your success, so make sure they are congruent. If you have some negative or self-defeating inner dialogues, it will be much more difficult for you to achieve your goals and build the life of success you have always wanted. That’s why it’s a good idea to use the power of positive affirmations to propel you forward.
Affirmations can help people from all walks of life reach great success, even if they started out in the lowest of low places. So remember that success isn’t limited to the rich and famous!
Having a list of affirmations on hand can help you overcome those moments of self-doubt, envy, or even anger that you may feel toward others. Affirmations are simple thoughts like, “Each simple, completed task propels me towards success,” or, “I am worthy of great success.” These affirmations help to remind you of what your goals are and, in turn, remind you that you are worthy of all you desire, and more!
Determination and Never Giving Up
Yes, there is a time to possibly stop and reassess, maybe even quit what you are doing and find a new strategy. But there is also something to be said for those who never gave up.
Even when things looked their bleakest, those who never gave up, at least some of them, found a way to succeed, and found another way to succeed, and another way, and another way…
And with this perseverance, they saw things, met people, and gained knowledge that made them know and more able to predict what works and what doesn’t. They not only got smarter, they were perceived as smarter and more experienced.
Some folks who stuck it out and persevered even became well-respected and perceived as a leading expert in their field, which, in turn, brought lots of business to them.
There may be something to not giving up, when others seemingly call it quits. Maybe they just needed to stay in their pursuit for another six months, or a year. No one ever knows.
But this is for certain, you will never see yourself succeed if you give up and cut your dream short.
The pursuit of a successful life can have many different avenues and many different endings. Every single choice in our life will lead us someplace.
But keeping to your passion and vision, never giving up, but also knowing what you need to get there and doing it could lead you to even greater success and fulfillment than you ever imagined.
No one has that magic crystal ball available to be certain. That’s probably what makes our lives so exciting!