SoldierAdvice 💂🏼♀️☝🏽 - What Is Success? What Does It Mean To Be Successful?
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Herman Cain
Everyone of us strives for success. People made us think that happiness comes with success and success is money, right? If we earn a lot of money, does it mean we´re successful? Or does being successful has a different meaning?
In my opinion is success a feeling. It has nothing to do with money or wealth. You could be successful without having a lot of cash but are rich in other things for example - rich in friends, ideas, healthy family members or anything that is important for you. For me the major key to success is to handle problems on my own. Everything that happens to me is my own fault and I dont blame others for it! Before you think about the success, define what fulfills you. I heard a great podcast of Tony Robbins the other day and he talked about fulfillment. People are striving for goals, but what if this is not the fulfillment of their lives? He often get calls from manager of diverse artists who won for example a grammy which was their life goal but they somehow do not feel complete.
Today I want to discuss what success means to you!
Only you can determine your goals!
Here are some of my thoughts about success. These following listing helped me to get to know my own "world of success". Maybe you find something that matches to your belief system as well.
I really like this word. After many years of learning, I found out that mistakes are great as long as you dont repeat the same mistake twice. You maybe often heard that mistakes exist to learn from it and this is actually very true. How would a world look like with people knowing everything? Exactly, this would be a total chaos. It wouldnt be life anymore. I have learned that success doesn´t consist in never making any mistakes. As long as you take advantage of it, you will receive success.
Know the rules
No matter which game you want to play, first make sure you know the rules and after that you can play better than anyone else. Following and understanding the rules is the key to win the game but sometimes you just need to create your own rules in order to own the game.
Bad things will happen to all of us but the things will only left those who hustle! Waiting will take you nowhere. If you want to achieve anything, work for it. Don´t wait for the right time. This will never happen, you need to make the moment perfect.
My past has shaped me. I was surrounded by negative people and I gave them a chance to push me down. After getting stronger, finding a new environment, hustling hard and changing my mindset, I have seen some of those people again. How do their lives look like? Some of them work at a checkout, in a discounter or retrying their high school/ college. This is totally fine, but I´m pretty sure they wished to get a better live. Maybe they will in the future but it doesnt look good for now. Hate really brings you nowhere. If you are fulfilled with love, love will come back to you!
Taking all we have
Am I meant to be? Well, everyone should use their full potential and doing the best they can. Success is not the doing as well as not the getting like Zig Ziglar once said.
"Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.”
The reason why most people fail is because they somehow stop doing with what they once started. Success means for me to never give up! Imagine joining a tournament - Only those who are holding on will succeed after those who let go. You learn more by losing than from winning. Learn to keep going to matter what will happen to you!
Think about what really makes you happy. Is it a big family? The job of your dreams? Or do you dream of doing a trip around the globe? Everyone strives for different goals therefore you can not define success.
Motivation is a great way to keep you energized! It gives me strength even when my mood is a little down.
Now I want to share some quotes with you that have the power to refocus my mind
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
– Arthur Ashe
“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.”
– Vince Lombardi
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”
– Herman Cain
I would like to know what success means to you.
Have you ever thought about it, without having people´s opinion back in your mind?
I hope you like this advice for success.
Thanks for reading