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  • Now here’s a question I hear often; what are the secrets to success?

    As per my other posts it depends on the outcome you want to achieve.

    The definition of success is the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.

    So ask yourself what does success mean to you?

    Forget the dictionary meaning and what it may mean to your neighbour, teacher, parents, siblings etc; and just think about what success means to you and what you are hoping to achieve

    A piece of advice I received once was start with the end in mind. To me this piece of information is vital for success, as if you do not know what you are aiming for then how will you know if you have succeeded?

    I do acknowledge that sometimes we don’t even know the desired outcomes, which can be challenging when it comes to success. In cases like this that’s where I will contradict my last statement and say just go with the flow, you will know the correct path/destination when the time is right.

    Life is a journey and one big adventure; there is no need to have everything planned. Sometimes the best things in life are the surprises that pop up out of no where

    So how to achieve success when life at times seems to be a MAJOR contradiction?

    To me there are various degrees of success and what you may deem successful others may not.

    Everyone is successful in their own way. You are successful if you managed to get through one day without stressing without getting mad, etc.

    Even the little things matter and we seem to overlook the little things in life. It’s like what Herman Cain  said “Success is not the key to happiness – happiness is the key to success”.

    This is very powerful and to me means that when you’re happy with your life and you enjoy every moment of each day, it’s easy to feel the joy of success in the smallest accomplishments. Live joyfully and your positive attitude will attract greater successes

    Acknowledge when you have succeeded at something. Every day you will have succeeded at something; sometimes you may just have to look deeper and carefully at your day to be able to determine what you have achieved.

    Be willing to open your mind to all the possibilities and you will see how successful you actually are.

    As I don’t believe in failure to me you have no option but to succeed in anything and everything you do. Take a curious approach to everything you do and you will find you are more successful than you realised

    Don’t put limitations in place. I find we often try to aim for the moon but only reach the clouds as we have put rules and limitations in place which prevent us from reaching our optimal goal of touching the moon and the stars.

    The most important one is no matter what others say or do; believe and know that you can and will reach the moon. Do not let anyone stand in your way and don’t let their beliefs slow you down and not allow you to reach your full potential

    You are in charge of your life, so take control and live the life you want. Don’t let others drive you around. Take control and point that car in the direction you want to go.

    Your success is up to you and you alone. Sure life happens and things can get in the way and if you keep making excuses and reason as to why you are not successful and here’s the hard truth then you won’t find what you are looking for.

    Be responsible for you and your actions.

    Be willing to break down walls and think;

    How can I make this work?

    What do I need to do to achieve this goal?

    Focus on what you want and act like you are there already. This approach will help guide you towards the desired outcome. If you are uncertain of which way to go and have your mind set on something my advice is to look for someone to model or get a mentor whom can help guide you in the direction that you need to go.

    If you don’t know what it is you want and you as just going with the flow my advice would be open your mind to the possibilities; they are everywhere you just have to be open to them.

    As stated above to open your mind start acknowledging yourself for everything no matter how small. If you have taken the garbage out, managed to stay calm in a situation where you usually get fired up, if you take a break etc. No matter what it is you can always acknowledge yourself and your success.

    Seeing your success in everything you do will help you live a more fulfilled life as you will feel happier. Acknowledging the small things opens your mind to see success and therefore will allow you to feel more successful. It can also help you see that success is within your grasp you just have to reach out

    Being successful isn’t as difficult as you initially thought?

    It is as simple as viewing yourself as being successful, of course you have to believe it. I’m not saying it will be easy to believe you are successful, if you start acknowledging everything you do especially the small/everyday things than slowly you will start believe that it’s true as you now have the evidence as proof.

    Remember a belief is what we perceive to be true and if we have the evidence that we are successful then who are we to argue with the evidence.

    Have a Successful day and remember:

    YOU ARE ALREADY SUCCESSFUL!!!