Contrary to what you may have been taught about success, it is largely a process that begins and ends in your own mind. While your actions and outer circumstances undoubtedly have an impact on your progress, success is not so much about “what” you do, but HOW you do it.
If you begin by changing your thoughts, your actions will be more focused and your results will be in line with what you want.
The first step is to figure out what you want to be successful AT. You may think it doesn’t matter which path you choose, that you can be successful at anything. You’re not completely off the mark with that belief.
It is possible to become successful at nearly anything you do. In fact, you may know people that seem to have a magic touch practically everything they do is a roaring success.
– They seem to effortlessly attract amazing opportunities, while you brood jealously from the sidelines.
– They have no trouble making loads of money, while you agonize over paying your basic expenses.
– They have a genuine zest for life, while you feel lost and confused much of the time.
How do they do it? What do they have that you don’t?
The answer may surprise you.
They know who they are and what they really want!
Even though I just confirmed it’s possible to become successful at anything you do it is much more likely that you’ll become successful at something you truly ENJOY.
The successful people in your life have developed a strong relationship with themselves, become very clear about their passions in life, and made the choice to follow them with enthusiasm. They don’t have to force themselves to work on their goals each day. They look forward to it!
The results speak for themselves. These people automatically attract lucrative opportunities, wealth, and even more passionate endeavors to dive into. It doesn’t seem like work to them because they are having the time of their life!
Take a moment to review your past endeavors right now. What goals have you set in the past, and how did they turn out? Were you successful?
Were you working toward something that wasn’t right for you because someone else was achieving success doing the same thing? Did you let your parents or teachers talk you into a certain career because it paid well or offered “job security”?
How did it turn out for you?
You may notice something important as you complete your review: even if you were able to achieve a certain level of success at something, it didn’t matter if you weren’t happy doing it!
The true essence of success is doing what you love.
Prosperity is a naturally-occurring benefit.
If you want to be successful, take some time to get to know yourself. Figure out what you really feel passionate about. Don’t look only at the activities themselves, but the underlying essence of what they involve.
For example: you may love sports, but you’re not really sure why. Look at the various aspects of sports-related activities and consider which of them appeal to you most. Do you love the thrill of competition, the challenge of strategy, the spirit of teamwork or perhaps the sense of accomplishment that results from honing your mind and body into a fierce athletic machine?
When you understand what you feel passionate about, what you really want, and WHY, you will be heading in the right direction.