What is your definition of success? Everyone has a different definition. A general way to define…success is measured from where a person starts to where a person is currently standing. How far you have progressed in your life and under which circumstances you have managed to create positive change are what decide whether or not you were successful in your endeavors. Forget what your expectations were/are.
Sure you may have failed to reach goals that you have aimed for, but if you made progress, a little or a lot, it cannot be said that you failed. Maybe you missed your mark, but saying you failed would be incorrect.
NOBODY WAS BORN WITH AN INNATE GIFT, AN ANSWER TO A HIDDEN SECRET OR ARE LUCKY ENOUGH THAT GUARANTEES SUCCESS.
There is only one difference between you and those who manage to make something of themselves…they work harder for longer. (Paul Hudson)
ANYTHING THAT IS POSSIBLE CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED BY YOU
(how long it will take is another story)
Okay, it is true that different people have different sets of abilities and different IQ’s and learning/processing speeds. For the most part, the things that we dream of accomplishing are completely within our reach. Most of what we want to accomplish can be accomplished as long as we stay the course. With time, you can do, create and build just about anything you can imagine.
THE AMOUNT OF FORCE THAT IS REQUIRED TO SUCCEED IS PROBABLY GREATER THAN YOU IMAGINED.
Luck does happen. It is rare, but it happens. Overnight success stories, winning the lottery, stumble upon a great idea and all the pieces seem to fall into place. Again, this is not the norm. Read on…
LUCK, IN REALITY, IS NOTHING MORE THAN AN OPPORTUNITY.
Opportunity is created, not found. However, it not entirely created by you. What you can do for yourself is create an opportunity for opportunities to present themselves, to create an opportunity for an opportunity. Put yourself there. Network. Meet people. Ask questions. Learn. Grow. Focus.
EVERYONE’S SUCCESS STORY IS A BIT DIFFERENT.
You can not possibly know when or how you will become successful until you get to that point down the road. Remember from earlier. Everyone has a different definition of success. You do not need to look to your left or right to see what other people are doing because the way that you are going to make it is going to be a bit different. There are always going to be countless factors, most of which are completely out of your control. How you handle these factors makes the difference.
YOU CAN LEARN A LOT FROM OTHER PEOPLE’S SUCCESS STORIES.
Just make sure to keep in mind that yours will be different (see above). You never know what will happen or how it will happen, until it happens. The one thing you can bet on is that you have a lot of lessons to learn, a lot of failures to get up from, and a lot of surprises to deal with.
Most successful people make it in life because they are relentless. They force themselves to get better, get smarter, become more diligent. They force themselves through all the barriers and unpleasantries. They work harder and they do for much longer than the average person.
That is what makes the difference. You have what it takes to be successful. Whether or not you will choose to be strong enough to actually do what needs to be done is a totally different story.
Start your path to success today.