All of us want to become successful in life! But the question is, what does success look like? I believe success is based on progress and trying to live up to your full potential. Success for one person may not necessarily be success for you and vice versa. Becoming the best you that you can be in all areas of life will determine if you are successful or not. So how do we get there? How do we become successful at life?
With so much going on in life, it is very easy to get distracted. Without a clear plan it is easy to get way off course from where we want to be. Whether in our finances, our health, our relationships, our career or our family life, we need to make conscious and deliberate steps toward progression in each area. When you know what you want and strive to get there, that to me is being successful.
Ask the right questions
The reason many of us are not successful in certain areas of our life if not many areas can be because we don’t ask the right questions. What do you want your home-life to look like? How much money do you need to have freedom and be able to contribute to helping others or just be stable in your finances? What is ideal health to you? What kind of relationships do you want or need? Be very specific in your answers and dig deep into asking further questions. Many of us never know what we want because we dont ask ourselves the right things.
Write it down
Once we start asking the right questions we will eventually come up with the right answers. Makes sense doesn’t it? Once you have these answers , they become your goals. So write them down! Words on paper tend to sink in a little better and will be a permanent reminder. God instructed Moses, ” Write this down on a scroll as a permanent reminder”(Exodus 17:14). Having a clear vision for what you want is the best way to get what you want. Proverbs 29:18 says “where there is no vision the people perish.”
See it first
Now visiualizing what you want before you actually have it, is an extremely powerful tool. Everything is this world began as a thought. Picturing or seeing yourself in any area of your life as successful will not only keep you focused on that goal but will also put out that energy to attract what you see. So stay focused on your goals and see it happening before it actually does!
As I’m writing sometimes I think about who I am writing to lol. Sometimes its just my thoughts getting typed. I know it’s rare to see a thank you in the middle of a post but that is just what I want to do! So thank you for taking out the time to read this and hopefully it is useful and can be passed on to someone who needs to see it. I greatly appreciate any feedback and comments. So please feel free! Not only does writing these things hopefully benefit someone out there but it benefits me as well. I am on this journey of life as well and have had some rough experiences and gain knowledge through overcoming things. I feel it is my duty to pass on any positive information I gain and hope it is useful. Stay Amazing!
Many times when I am with my son or family and friends, I tend to not be present in the moment. I now find myself consciously catching myself and having to take a few deep breaths to get back to the present. It is hard to have strong relationships when you are not fully there. Understanding being present was a huge first step for me to becoming a better dad, son, brother and friend. Being present also keeps you focused on what you really want so just try. I’m still a work in progress but I tell you being conscious of when your not in the moment is a big first step. Because, being conscious puts you in the moment.
Now once you know what you want, you wrote it out and have been visualizing the things you want, have a plan of action. Having goals is awesome but not having a plan to achieve them can devastating. Without a map to show you where to go, you can wander aimlessly through life. I know for a fact how detrimental this can be. When I had no plan I used to dread the next morning. I never knew where I was going so I had no motivation to go anywhere. When you know what you want in all areas of your life, each day is an oppurtunity to progress in ant area if not many or all areas. Somedays may be tough on your finances but you can always call a friend or family member and make progress in a relationship. Or you can good a great workout in and eat healthy that day. Making progress in every area everyday I feel is unrealistic. But I like to say life is a marathon and not a sprint. So don’t beat yourself up because you didn’t progress in a certain area that day but start becoming conscious of it. Becoming the best you is a daily grind for sure. I know firsthand. Life will punch you in the face some days. Taking action and being persistent is definitely success to me. Do I fail? YES! But learning anything I can from that failure and constantly trying to move forward is the best I can do!
Many people give up because they don’t see immediate results. Don;t fall into that trap. Progressing a little each day is an amazing accomplishment. You will not be perfect in every area of life every day! Face that and accept it! But if you move 1 degree in the right direction and stay persistent, in time there will be a very noticable difference. Putting my focus on one area a week and recycling I felt took a lot of pressure of me to be perfect. As long as you don’t stay complacent I feel you are progressing. Even if you aren’t, become aware of it and get back up. Tomorrow is a blessing and gives us an oppurtunity to better ourselves. So don’t beat yourself up and get your butt back in the game. I have failed a lot but one thing I will never do is give up! I want to leave a legacy for my son and my family. Some days will be more challenging than others but moving forward is the key. Life will challenge you everyday so we have to accept it and keep plugging! Never stop and you will find the success you are looking for.
Get alone with GOD daily
Getting alone with GOD everyday is very important. There are things he needs to tell us and also prayes we have for him. I believe prayer is us talking to GOD and intuition is GOD talking to us! So trust your intuition. Speaking with GOD daily brings us closer to him. He can reveal things to us that we would never get on our own. Asking or telling him what you want can ensure that success. Tell him all your worries and concerns and ask for guidance and wisdom. The power of the Lord is like know other so let you concerns be handled by the Most High!
There are many ways we can define success! I hope we all find it. Never let what success is for someone else determine your meaning of success. We all have amazing capabilities and it’s time we tap in. I suggest the book The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson. It explains about making progress in your everyday life and seeing the benefits down the line. Have patience and persistence. Being successful is our personal definition and don’t judge or get judged on that definition. Remember You are Amazing and as always Be the Blessing!