We all have our definition of success, but not all of us have the confidence to strive to achieve it. By making a conscious effort to explore what success means to you, you can help set your plan on how to achieve it, in motion.
Success is accomplishing either one or a combination of your values, needs, and goals. We can all achieve success if we have confidence in our ability to do so.
Therefore, you will need to carry out an effective plan that can help you prepare for the path ahead. Here are three things to take along for the journey.
1. Embrace the process
Experience, good or bad, makes you smarter. Make effective use of time by being genuinely involved in every second you spend on working towards your goal. Make an effort to make clear distinctions on the various ways you spend your time, and how you would rather want to spend it. The longer the process, the more time for learning and growth.
2. Handle resistance effectively
Any path towards reaching your goal will be met with some resistance, either from within, friends, family, or society. Effective self-disclosure can work in times of resistance. By revealing open and honest information about yourself to the people around you, you might be able to break down the barriers standing in your way.
3. Avoid the comparison trap
Our constant comparison to others is by far one of the hardest hurdles to overcome. If you compare yourself to other people all too often, then self-doubt can creep up. Remember, we live in a so-called filter generation, where most people’s lives aren't what they seem. Start by evaluating your inherent problems when comparing yourself to another. Ask yourself: What am I missing or longing for within myself and then act on it. Change what you can and find peace with the things you can't.
“You’ve gotta keep control of your time, and you can’t unless you say no. You can’t let people set your agenda in life.” - Warren Buffett
No matter how outrageous or ordinary your goal might be, the important part is that it sets you on a process towards achieving it. Even the smallest achievement amounts to something big within.
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