Friday, July 27, 2012
Measure of Success
For some reason, people tend to equate success with fortune, fame and notoriety, when in fact, everyone is a success in his or her own way. How many of you reading this ever reached a goal, be it long or short term? Secondly, how many of you made it through one or a series of life’s challenges? Do you see where I am going with this? You have to recognize smaller successes before reaching your peak, in order to appreciate it when you reach it.
I encourage you not to compare your level of success with that of someone else. If you stop using others as a point of reference, the level of disappointment when you do not reach an intended goal would be lessened, and you will be able to bounce back. That bounce back effect in itself is a small success, leading to a more heightened level of success. It is all in how you prepare and condition your mind when you are working toward a goal, and in how you execute your plan of action. You cannot expect miracles, instead, you must be armed with diligence.
Regarding your plan of action, do so according to your wherewithal, and watch how humbled and appreciative you will feel once you have reached your pinnacle. I have said it before, we as humans are never satisfied; we always want to be something greater than what we are or want more than what we have, because our cultural identity politics. Practice reconditioning your mind people, and I guarantee you will go further than you have ever imagined.
Cheers to Success,
Author of Heads or Tails? Geminis Don't Choose