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…