What is Success?
There are countless guides, tips and steps available all offering some guidance and direction; truth, however, remains that the road to success is one that is unique and tailored for each traveler.
Before I attempt to embark on sharing my version of what success may require of you, allow me to share the most satisfying definition I have ever come across.
a) Success is achieving that which you have purposed/set out to achieve. b) It is the simple act of setting a goal and achieving it. c) Doing that which you intended doing
1. Do What You Need to Do
In order to get where we need to in life, we are at times required to Push through and do things that we are not particularly excited about. Often than not, we are required to do mi-nude and mundane tasks to get by. Do What you need to in order to get where you need to be. as the saying goes, “Do what you have to do before you do what you want to do”
2. Do More
“In order to have what no one else has, you will need to do what no one else is willing to do.” Learn early on to always put in a little extra. If and when asked to do something, always put in a little extra above and beyond what is expected. Small actions ultimately lead to big results. For the purpose of this point, More can be anything from a smile when a smile was not expected to a Random Act of Kindness. DO MORE
3. Find Your Passion
Find something that you enjoy doing, it can literally be anything. If you enjoy playing video games… Good. If you enjoy watching movies all day… Perfect. Enjoy hanging out with your friends, Excellent. The catch to finding your passion though is to learn something while doing whatever it is that you enjoy doing. Find your passion, but learn something each and every time while doing that which you enjoy doing. make it a concerted effort to learn something new each time.
4. Ask Questions
Question everything. Do not simply accept the norm or status quo. The world was changed in shaped into the cosmos of answers and explanations we enjoy today because people like you and me asked questions. If you wish to make your mark, you will need to provide answers to questions that do not exist yet. And the only way to come up with answers would be to have a question. So start asking.
As simple and easy as that may sound, more often than not we overlook this simple fact of life. We have but this one life to live (depending on what your views of the after life are), and we all share one common destination which is death. Best to enjoy the ride right. Live in the now, what ever it is you are facing, find the joy in it. Life is but a combination of up’s and down’s, curves and bents, highs and low’s. Best to find the joy amidst each season.