What You Don’t Know about Success

Success is a word gets thrown around a lot. It’s become meaningless. We all want it and the definition of success is different for everyone.

Some of us want a beautiful family life. Some of us want a successful business. Some of us want lots of money so we can exchange it for goods and services.

To make matters worse, society has developed a set of tools to help you become comfortable. To have what you want, when you want it, which is right here, right now.

We have lost track of who we are supposed to be. Life and success are harsh. Unless you are will to fight like hell for what you want, then you’ll never be successful.

Consider this your wake up call!

It’s time to stop fantasizing and do what you have to do to get what you want.

Whatever your definition of success is, you’ll need to have the following 10 elements:

1. A mindset that reflects abundance in your life.

Most people live out of scarcity. They are self-absorbed, selfish, scared, and tired. The moment you treat every person you meet as a means to get something you want, that’s when you’ll continue to fall short of your goals and dreams.

Coming from a place of abundance is how you win at life. Expectations are ugly and we can all see them from a mile away. Expectations are filled with self-interest, self-promotion, huge egos, and a general lack of wisdom and knowledge.

Stop thinking about what’s in it for you, and focus on what you can give.

2. Invest in your mindset.

That brain of yours is controlling everything you do and all it wants is to keep you alive. Just that.

But I believe that we are meant to thrive, not just to survive.

What do you want? To survive and call it a living, or to genuinely, passionately live life on your terms?

Your mind will keep fighting against your best interests unless you program it to function in an effective manner. It takes time and often money to teach yourself how to think.

Most people never take the time to refine their mindset, to choose only the beliefs that serve them, but you must if you want to be successful.

3. Embrace life’s uncertainties. Become comfortable with being uncomfortable.

Everything worth doing lies just outside your comfort zone. Period. Everything you want is on the other side of fear.

If all you do is bask in the comfort of the activities and people that you know well, you’ll never go to new heights.

Success is partly about exploring the unknown.

“Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis of Assisi

We live in a society that advertises instant gratification. I get it. Everything’s a swipe away. You order something, and it arrives on the same day.

But there are two things you can never, ever get instantly: life satisfaction and meaningful relationships…

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  1. Success, in my mind, is longevity.

    As in, how long has something survived? That’s the key question.

    Therefore, if one replaces an already implemented system with a new one, of a different foundation, that new system will have to outlast the previous one through that longevity. It would have to be more successful. If that new system were to disappear after only a few years, versus the hundred year or so years that previous system lasted, the new one would be considered a failure.

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      1. Foundations only work through two scenarios, and each link up with a nostalgia factor of “what worked”. If the previous system worked, and is now considered more a success over the newer system, then such a society will revert back to that original system.

        “Two scenarios”, as in, what works versus what doesn’t work. You can only have foundations that use those two categories.

        It’s only natural that a society will utilize what works so that stability and order are maintained.

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      2. To add:
        Sometimes, people want to create a “more successful” system simply to “improve” upon something, which is fine, if that is all you’re doing. But, there are times when creators of newer systems do not use the older ways at all, so thus they scrap them, and ignore every benefit that system had created.

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    1. Don’t listen to them. You listen to your heart.

      Do you think anyone believe in my dream of becoming a writer? No one in my immediate family reads, or speaks English. They all told me to do something else.


      1. Thanks. I will try but my family affects me a lot . I also site poems in hindi and english but no one in my family read them because no one wants to waste their time in reading poems for them it’s just waste of time.

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  2. “But there are two things you can never, ever get instantly: life satisfaction and meaningful relationships.” Amen to this. And everything you wrote. I am learning more and more that the ticket is to focus and just DO IT. If I don’t believe in me, who will?

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  3. This is such a great motivational post. I was all out of gas this morning, wondering what the hell I was doing with my exams and everything without really enjoying any of it to the fullest. Thank you!

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