What is the definition of success? Success can be having a million- dollars bank account. Success to some may be a wonderful family with 2 kids and a spouse. Success can mean living in a third world country as a volunteer who saves lives. The main determinant of success is your own personal satisfaction with your lifestyle.
Don’t let someone else’s definition of success guide your meaning of success. Everyone’s level of achievement is different but there are some recognizable categories that can help shape your thoughts of success. If everyone on Earth has the same amount of levels and thoughts of what success is, the world would be stagnant and boring. There are three main categories you should recognize to monitor your level of success.
Category #1: Dealing with Life’s Challenges
Regardless of the career, job or lifestyle pathway you choose, you are only successful when you can overcome the challenges that you face along the way. Many people want many things but you cannot acquire anything successfully without the strength, persistence and stamina in place to break through every day barriers that are a natural part of the life-cycle. Develop the know how to deal with life’s common challenges.
Category #2: Treating Others with Respect
Internally, you feel successful when you have treated others respectfully. You can have the perfect lifestyle but if you lack meaningful relationships, the success will exist in a vain manner. If you respect others, you will have respect for yourself and the success you have acquired. If you cannot coexist with others mutually and humbly, you will not enjoy your success and feel useless, hopeless and conceited.
Category #3: Investing in Yourself
True success depends on how you value yourself. Investing in yourself shows a desire to remain successful by continuing to grow and develop in areas to get you to the next level. Take a class or workshop to learn new skills or enhance the knowledge that you already possess. Buy yourself a new wardrobe so that you look professional and ready to receive your gift of success.
What does your level of success look like? Remember you cannot determine what success is for you based on what someone else is doing. Be comfortable with your actions, gifts and purpose that you have access to. Develop strategies to defeat the issues that come your way. Show high regard for others to be able to freely enjoy your wins. If you are not intentionally functioning at your highest potential, your accomplishments will feel obsolete.
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