Success is a wide debatable topic. I think it's a personal thing. However, I'm going to discuss the success that brings value or meaning to someone's life. Some people need to achieve big to feel successful, while others just tackling the day to day obstacle can make them feel successful. I, myself, started out by dealing with my health on a day to day basis and felt triumph over my body's corporation to my method of management.
"Success is the sum of small efforts. repeated day in and day out." Robert Collier
But as soon as I was good at managing my health I aspired to bigger goals, bigger dreams which I call my life purpose. My dream is to be able to contribute to building schools in countries where they need it. Because I am passionate about learning and grateful for the opportunities I've had in my life, I would like young children to have the same opportunities, especially, girls who are marginalised in poor countries. I believe it's education that can lift someone out of poverty. It's easy to give money to the poor but giving them an education is more valuable, it's the equivalent saying "give a man a fish and he will eat for one day but teach a man to fish and he will eat a lifetime." So, that's my dream of success to be a part of all those who have already embarked on this journey, for example great organisation like PencilsOfPromise.
"If you can dream it, you can do it." Walt Disney
How do we move towards success? If we can conquer ourselves, meaning the battle that goes on in our heads about what we can or cannot do, then we will be half way there. Then we need to goal set, step by step i.e. breaking the end goal down into doable size so that we are not overwhelmed by the magnitude of the goal. A book that can help you with breaking down goals is called One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way.
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." Lao Tzu
Get all the help/advice you need. Be resolute and do not be fearful of failure or other's opinion of your goal.
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure." Bill Crosby
Learn from your mistakes, it's what makes us grow, without them we will never learn anything. Develop good working habits. Acquire knowledge that will help you will the success of your goal. Write down your daily objectives starting from the hard ones to the easy, even if you don't manage to cover all of them on that day, at least you have an agenda and a structured day. Don't give up at the first or even second obstacle, keep moving, problem solving. Even if you don't make it to your end goal, you would have learned something valuable through the process and your goal may turn into something better or you find yourself in a different path than what you've set out to do.
"Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit." Conrad Hilton
I think you get the gist of what needs to be done to attain success in any field, even mastery over yourself, which I consider to be the hardest. No one said it was going to be easy but by training ourselves like a soldier we should be able to take the hard knocks. So live successfully no matter what your goal is in life. Feel free to share your goal/dream with me. We are all on the same journey. Until next time, soldier on.
Get dress for success
You're a cut above the rest
If each time you fall
You get back up
And give it your all
There is no shame
In seeking fame
If that's your game
Whatever your art
Be determined to start
Give the world a star
No matter who you are!
S R Lore
I am a person who is into self development and I am always learning and striving to be the best of myself. I like to empower others to make a difference in theirs and others lives. I also like to express myself creatively through poetry. "I'm an architect, of myself...."