Some people misinterpret the word “successful”. Everybody wants to be successful in their own way. The question is how do you really measure your success? If you have attained your goals and desires in life, do you consider yourself successful? If yes, does that mean you are content with your life? Sometimes being successful is easier said than done. Many think being successful involves having a lot of money, fame or status. Yes, these could contribute to your success but this is a faulty view of success.
Many people believe that “if only” they had the right opportunity, “if only” they knew the right people or “if only” they had the capital to invest then it would be easier for them to achieve their goals. You feel frustrated and all you can do is to wish you win the lottery. Success doesn’t work that way. It’s not about luck nor is success earned overnight. Stop living the “if only” life and start finding solutions to the excuses we so easily convince ourselves of.
We often think that to be successful we need to find the magic formula. We like “short-cuts” in life. Successful people regardless of their industry have been found to share similar traits. They have the ability to know their strengths and weaknesses. They work hard in the areas of their strength to become the best they can be. Too often we believe we must work on our weaknesses to become better. No, you will never become great in an area of weakness. You can only become great in those things you are already good at. Spend your efforts there and people will recognize your achievements.
The decisions you make today have a big impact on your life. Don’t re-live yesterday and don’t worry about tomorrow because today is all you have. Review your goals and manage your life by making important decisions daily. If you make everyday decisions important and you discipline yourself, then you are on the right path to success. Your success starts with today.