(Health Secrets) Are you a success? Everyone has a different vision of success in life. Your greatness can be defined as anything you wish; you simply need to do some self-reflection to decide what is most valuable to you. Yes, there is a stereotype of a successful person that we are all too familiar with — we know how that person looks, dresses and talks, and we know his/her education and income levels. We even know where he/she lives. But remember, that’s a stereotype! That vision does not have anything to do with the real you, or your true vision of yourself. It does nothing to help answer the question Are you a success?. Here are some questions you might ask yourself to help you discover your own definition of success:
* How important is financial wealth to me?
* What’s the most important thing in my life?
* Are there certain skills or gifts that I would like to master?
* What’s the legacy I’d like to leave behind?
It doesn’t really matter what you’ve set as your true calling, maybe it’s becoming a millionaire, living on the beach, or having a large family. The most important thing in answering the question Are You a Success? is that you have found your definition of greatness, the definition that personally applies to you. This is a very individual perspective, everyone’s idea of success is different, and that’s a beautiful thing! Remember, we all don’t want the same thing in or out of life.
Your next step is to form an action plan on how to achieve this goal. It may take a lifetime, but the only way you’re going to get there is with a plan! It’s easy to get lost in your thoughts and plans, but you won’t achieve greatness by daydreaming alone. You need to take some powerful action to get there! Greatness won’t just fall into your lap – you need to do some work in order to get there.
Your definition of greatness is probably a lofty, multi-year goal, which can be a very intimidating and daunting task. But it doesn’t have to be so bad when you plan things out day by day in small, manageable steps. It’s vital to take life day by day and, at the same time, keep the bigger picture in mind. When you set and achieve your small daily goals, you’ll build momentum without getting too overwhelmed. I’ve heard it said; if people aren’t laughing at your goals they aren’t lofty enough!
It’s always great to be in the company of good, positive people. When you have someone you can look up to and model, you’re bringing yourself one step closer to greatness. It’s also a good idea to be surrounded by people who can inspire, motivate, and encourage you. My most meaningful insight for you is to keep the negative, complaining type out of your life. Those people won’t bring you anywhere good! Who are the five people you spend the most time with? They will be a direct reflection on the type of life you are creating. Hmmm, think about that and see where you are headed. Is it time to change direction and find 5 different people?
It’s common to run into setbacks on your way to greatness. Things are not always going to turn out like you expect, but that is part of the journey to your success! When you hit a snag in the road, you need to pick yourself up, change course, and forge on. Of course, you’ll want to maintain a high level of enthusiasm toward your goal. If a setback has got you down in the dumps, take a short break, then get going again! Don’t allow anything to get in the way of your goals.
Every once in a while it’s important to take a step back and reflect on your life. Are you enjoying your life and your journey? The magic of life is in the joy of the journey! If so, then you’re actually already living your dream. Remember: All you’ll ever have is the present moment. If you like where you are and where you’re going, greatness is already yours!
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Published with permission from Alignlife. Original article is here.