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RE: What If Your Success Was 'Locked-In' At The Moment Of Decision, WHAT Would You Do? WHO Would You Be?

in #success8 months ago

Hi @stevenwood

I really liked your article as success is something I am too passionate about. A long read though!

I have recently written a series of posts on Project.Hope on similar subjects. In particular, I wrote about Steven Covey's #sevenhabits and the first three in particular really resonate with your article,

We need to have a clear vision of what we really want to go. The vision has to be compelling so that we can believe in our own vision. That becomes the goal post of our success. I believe we also have to worry less about what other people believe and should not live our lives in a superficial way. We need to learn to judge our success by the steps we have taken to meet our goal not by what others may perceive of us.

We also need to not talk ourselves out of reaching our goal. Too many people approach life with a "cup half full" mentality. We talk ourselves out of things from a young age, "I am not good at maths", "I have always been bad at sport". When in fact in most endeavours we can drive through continuous improvements if we just gave ourselves a chance.

We need to prioritise what we do and stay focused on the important things in life that will work towards our goal. Too many people have a goal but then procrastinate and waste their time on frivolous activities. We distract ourselves with things that appear to be urgent and we forget the things that are really important.

Finally, I believe we need to maintain positivity as positivity is infectious in the same way that negativity is infectious. Surround yourself with positive people who will help you move forwards rather than negative people who will always pull you back. It is like going into a perfume shop and even if you don't buy any perfume, you leave the shop with a smell of fragrance on your clothing. Being with positive people is the same, their infectious attitude will rub off on you.

So @stevenwood - I found your post resonated very well with my own thoughts and I enjoyed the read. Great post and upvoted. I will look out for your posts and hope you drop by Project Hope again.

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I believe we also have to worry less about what other people believe and should not live our lives in a superficial way. We need to learn to judge our success by the steps we have taken to meet our goal not by what others may perceive of us.

Absolutely my friend, this is IT!

Our success or failure, whichever it may be is our own to learn from, to study and only we may judge the things we have undertaken. It is far better to have put yourself on the line and reached for something you truly want than to hide in your home for fear of how harshly the world may judge. As you suggest I would rather Fail in the sunshine than stay safe in the shadows.

We talk ourselves out of things from a young age, "I am not good at maths", "I have always been bad at sport". When in fact in most endeavours we can drive through continuous improvements if we just gave ourselves a chance.

Amen to those words, spoken like a true educator. Just this evening my Daughter said something after she asked me to help with a simple task ((She was actually trying to think up 5 questions for a quiz)) I told her that although I would be happy to help I was not going to as this was something she could do incredibly easily to which she responded...

"You know I don't have an imagination!"

I told her that just because she used those words and tried to make that statement real I would not help her to make an excuse she can use for her whole life. I told her she had all the imagination she needed to complete the task easily and even though she chose to lie to herself I would NOT let her off the hook so easily ;)

Keep on reading those quality books my friend from authors with a message of positivity to share, keep on sharing the lessons you have learned, this is the path to greatness my friend and I already feel incredibly lucky and happy to have met you Take great care and thanks YOU so much for taking the time to share your amazing thoughts :)

I told her she had all the imagination she needed to complete the task easily and even though she chose to lie to herself I would NOT let her off the hook so easily ;)

It sounds like you taught her a great lesson and I hope that she reflects on it and learns. I am sure she will do you proud if you are teaching her these positive can-do tips.

Thank you too my friend for your great posts. Keep writing :-)

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