Do you consider yourself successful? Or are you still working towards your success?
When we imagine our successful life, it has components of our work, or our personal life, perhaps lying on a beach somewhere with a drink or a good book. Or with our family, and we are happy.
People can have a skewed view that their future life reflects their inner self, not their present life. Right? “when I’m able to fully express my inner self, I will be successful”.
Wrong! Your life right now reflects the inner self, its a mirror, and the goals and dreams of the future are your potential. But how do we get from here to there?
One of the greatest problems we have is suffering from “future living”, or “destination disease” (terms by Rich Schefren from the Hidden Obstacles to Success) – meaning we are waiting to be happy and successful at some future point in time. All the little things in your life add up to your life, so every decision and every action is building your life now and your future life. If you don’t change your thinking and actions now, your future life will look the same as your present life, because you are creating it now.
The Greatest Secret to Success is to be Passionate about your Life!
Success is simpler when you enjoy the process. So find things in your life that you are passionate about, and it will become much more than you thought it could be.
And remember, SUCCESS is reaching your goals without fear, failure or frustration. (by Kathy Kolbe, love that phrase!) Which means, it doesn’t have to be a hard, or grueling uphill battle. We can enjoy each step along the way if we choose to. But we have to build it each step in our journey, so that means today.
And being successful is a state of BEING. Its not like an emotion that is fleeting, today I am happy, tomorrow I’m not. So focus on BEING SUCCESSFUL, and what that definition is for you. And Build the Life of Your Dreams!