The Only one Responsible for Your Life is YOU
Despite a person’s lineage, genetics, environment, and financial stability, everything that someone can accomplish in life is ultimately in their own hands. Whether you agree with this sentiment or not, taking responsibility for your own life and what happens in it will make you a better person, and is the starting step in a journey that will bring about success and happiness. Although some things in life can’t be influenced directly or even indirectly, how you react to each of those obstacles and how you find your way over, around, or through them, will help build your character and bring you to a point in your journey where you actually will have the ability to influence some areas of your life in great detail.
What does Success Mean to You?
In order to chase this elusive creature known as success, we must first stop and think about its definition. What is success? How do you know when you’ve actually achieved it? Is there a set amount of money you need to have earned before you consider yourself successful? What do you need to have in life in order to feel fulfilled and happy? For me, success means reaching the goals you’ve set for yourself, despite the troubles that you’ve faced during your journey to reach them. The more difficult the goal, the greater sense of accomplishment you’ll feel once you’ve finally climbed that mountain of self-doubt and fear and conquered your aspirations.
For one to scale an impossible mountain of obstacles and claim success, you must first define a set of goals. Start small, but make the end goal one that you know won’t be easy. Failure isn’t the end of the line, but just another set of stairs in the climb toward happiness. Learn from your mistakes and failures in order to avoid them on your next attempt. Develop a game plan that contains smaller goals that we can call milestones. These should be kept tangible, concrete, and specific. Each milestone will measure your desire to achieve success, and upon accomplishment of each, your ambition and feeling of pride will swell. Feeling like you’re no longer bogged down by an impossible dream will help that long-term, far away goal seem closer and more obtainable than ever before.
Small Steps You have to take one step at a time, or else you might fall
Maintain your vision. Don’t allow things in your peripheral to deter or derail your ambitions. Put an emphasis on your milestones and goals, and be determined to roll with the punches if things don’t go one hundred percent according to plan. While this may sound like an impossible load of work, it’s more than that; it’s a lot of thinking. You can only fail at something if you stop trying, so keeping a strong mind and mental prowess will go a long way to helping you find success. It may become easy to feel overwhelmed and lost in a sea of uncertainty and confusion, but if you can mentally endure the waves and drift through this fog of obscurity, what else is there to hold you back? As human beings, our biggest failures come from giving up mentally. We tell ourselves we can’t accomplish something and leave it at that. Don’t let that be the mistake in life that characterizes you. If a milestone you’ve set becomes as difficult as your ultimate goal is, reorder these milestones and put the most difficult ones further near the end. The idea is to take small steps toward success while achieving feats that build and strengthen your character and resolve.
Began by laying down the groundwork. Formulate a blueprint for success. Start with the things that you are most passionate about. These milestones will give you a sense of fulfillment and accomplishment that will fuel the desire within you.
Believe in Yourself
Now, you may be thinking to yourself, this all sounds good and fine, but far from effortless. Well, you’re partially correct, but that portion of the discussion comes from within yourself. All you have to do in order to succeed effortlessly is to become the person that you need to be. Work on your confidence and accept the fact that your shortcomings and difficult circumstances are able to be overcome. When you believe in yourself and start off on the journey to obtain success by doing what you enjoy doing in life, this struggle to find happiness becomes less of a chore and more of a healthy challenge. There should be no more beating yourself up over things you can’t control, because there’s always something else that can be done to remedy the situation.
To sum it all up, be sure of what you want to happen in your life and what you want to eventually do with it. Develop a strategy, be it a mental blueprint or just some notes jotted down in a journal, and constantly work on finding the simplest way to reach each milestone on your journey to eventual success. Small things like getting in shape, passing a test, getting a part-time job, and feeling good about yourself all add up to help create the type of person that you need to be in order to truly find your happiness and reach your end game. Once you’re the person you need to be to succeed, obtaining the success you crave won’t be all that much hard work.