In your quest for success, do you ever feel lost or paralyzed because you don’t know what to do next, or because you’re afraid you might make the wrong decision?
If you want to see success, you must keep moving forward, even when you’re afraid. There will always be challenging or confusing moments in your life, but it’s what you do after that matters.
Making the decision to be happy and move forward despite your circumstances is important – and it’s a conscious decision. You can make it, right now.
One of the main things you’ll notice about truly successful people is that they’re happy. Most people assume that their happiness comes from the success they’ve achieved, but it’s actually more likely that their success was borne out of their happiness. Because they found joy in life and believed in great things, they drew those things to them.
By choosing happiness over despair, you’ll be able to draw the good things in life to you, as well. While not difficult, choosing happiness takes practice.
You can focus on things like:
- The positive aspects of your work
- Helping others
- Enjoying your mate
- Past successes in your life
- Places you’ve visited
- Starting your own business
- Anything that brings you joy
Understanding How You Measure Success
Ask a person what success means to them, and they’ll often say it means being filthy rich. But, does it really? It depends on the person. Not everyone equates success with great wealth, and you don’t have to, either.
Maybe your dream is to be a missionary. Perhaps you want to stay at home with the kids, or teach school in an underprivileged area. If you do those things, and do them to the best of your ability, you’re a success!
Having financial security is nice, and great wealth might be enjoyable to the majority of people, but there are other dimensions that need to be fulfilled that are of even greater importance.
What kind of legacy you leave behind, and how much joy you get from your life, can have a lot of significance for the world in which you live. One of the surest ways to see success in your life is to focus on what you can do for others.
Following Your Dreams
Instant gratification is one of the biggest obstacles you’ll need to combat in your mind. After years of instantaneous satisfaction of food, entertainment, and pleasure, you may think that your dreams must be fulfilled as easily and quickly, too. But what if it doesn’t happen? Well it’s awfully disappointing, isn’t it?
It’s easy to get discouraged when your dreams don’t come true as quickly as you’d like, but keep working toward your goals anyway. Avoid letting other people in your life talk you out of success. Most importantly, avoid talking yourself out of your dreams.
Success should always be measured by what you feel in your heart. You can listen to the opinions of others, but the only opinion of success that matters is the one you create for yourself.
Pay attention to how you really feel about your dreams and keep yourself focused on your pursuit of great success. When you achieve what you set out to, you’ll experience a triumphant joy like never before!