What is Success for You?
What aspects and achievements do you have to accomplish for you to be able to call yourself “Successful?”
Is it winning the lottery and becoming a billionaire?
Or achieving your dream body…
becoming the most famous public figure…
marrying the love of your life…
achieving your best recipe…
getting your book published…
building your dream house…
“I feel that my life is successful if I can live each day with a positive outlook, have a feeling of contentment with my circumstances, have balance in all the important areas of my life, and have the time and resources to pursue what I am passionate about.”Marcia Becker, PhD, senior director of Adult Rehabilitative and Rural Services
Each of us has different perspectives and definitions of success.
Success is not something that others will define for you.
As Christopher Connors said,
“Your success should never be determined by the approval or recognition of others. If so, you’ll live a highly disappointing life.”
Your success determines the level of satisfaction.
Even if that means building a small house that you dreamed of, regardless of other people dreaming of a bigger house.
Even if someone you know has achieved something that you wanted for yourself, but not for him… he’ll never call himself successful, or at least enjoy the achievement.
Success is the feeling of contentment we get when we accomplish a goal, rather than what we actually attained.
Real prosperity is when we “feel” the meaning of accomplishment.
No matter how big of an achievement we attained,
success is never a success if we aren’t feeling the essence of satisfaction.
And no matter how seemingly small to other people the goal is,
it is real prosperity if it’s making you genuinely happy.
It does not mean that if you’re already satisfied, you don’t aim for bigger things anymore.
It means you embrace every achievement from small to big.
It means you enjoy the small steps and small victories.
Success is Celebrating Small Victories
Success doesn’t have to be a one-time event.
It doesn’t always have to be something big or something that you work for long, long years with sweat and blood.
They can be made a habit through our daily accomplishments.
They can be small things in your monthly, daily, or hourly goals.
Mini Victories Are The Road to Big Victories
I learned to value the beauty of small actions.
To form a habit, you have to do it consistently every day for it to embed in the subconscious mind.
They are molded over time by repetition, so they need to be small and too easy to fail.
Reading one chapter in a book daily is minified into 2 pages daily.
Running 5 kilometers daily is minified into walking half a kilometer or doing 5 sit-ups daily.
Thinking positively all the time becomes thinking two positive thoughts daily.
If you want to exceed your small requirement on days when your motivation is good, feel free to do so.
As long as you don’t skip a day, you’re good.
Even if there are days when you’re unmotivated and you don’t exceed them, they will begin to become a habit if you do them daily.
Those daily and small victories will become a habit.
“Doing a little bit every day has a greater impact than doing a lot on one day.”Stephen Guise
When you successfully incorporate small victories in your daily routine,
you will then make SUCCESS a habit –
which will eventually lead you to bigger successes –
which will then create the success you truly want in life.
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Failure Is Not the Opposite of Success
Big successes are built up with mini successes…
As much as mini failures.
Failure is not the opposite of success.
It is part of success.
Your failures are also stepping stones just like your small victories because they give you lessons.
They make you learn and grow.
Feel your fear of failure, but do it anyway.
“Once we push through the curtain of fear, we find our dreams on the other side.”
If you fail on your current strategy, change it to something that works better.
We all have a part of us that want things to be perfectly done.
But sometimes things and perfection can’t be achieved right away.
If you want to be good at something, you have to start with something small and fail a few times.
You have to start taking small actions, and the mini failures are not the end of it but an opportunity to step another stone.
If you want to be good at speaking English…
start speaking the language regardless of grammar pronunciation until you build up fluency.
If you want to be good at approaching women…
start talking to women and get rejected a few times until you build up your confidence.
If you want to learn driving…
start the engine, drive daily regardless of how slow you drive until your instincts make it easier for you.
No matter what your big goals are, they are built up with both mini successes and mini failures.
Start taking action.
I’m a big believer in the Law of Attraction.
Journaling your big and small successes daily can make a big difference.
Even if that means doing your laundry or making someone laugh, they are worth the ink.
When you make it a habit to feel the essence of mini victories in your daily activities,
You will attract the bigger ones in your life.
Besides, it’s great to read those journals at the end of each year to look back on them.
What one mini victory have you done today?
Let me know in the comments below. 🙂
Have a great, successful day!
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