Success on Our Own Terms
Defining our own success means knowing why we want it. For example, when we say, “I want success!” What are we really saying we want?
Taking ownership of our success means taking full responsibility for our direction.
If we are going to spend the rest of our life doing something, it might as well be something we really want to do.
Successful high-performance people look at what we want and move forward until it is achieved. The main goal is to live a life we’re proud of and to achieve a level of success that’s worth fighting for.
It doesn’t matter where each of us starts from, it only matters that we want it bad enough to fight for it when challenged. Only we know what we’re willing to fight for.
Our success is not defined by others, it’s defined by each of us for ourselves!
“The great secret of getting what you want from life is knowing what you want and believing you can have it.”
– Norman Vincent Peal, Author of The Power of Positive Thinking
Listen up: If success feels hard and challenging, wake up and walk away from what is not working, shift actions and rethink the situation all together. Set aside any personal emotions that may cloud judgement on why things may not be working right now.
Remove anything else that may influence false perceptions around our own level of success. In other words, start by getting out of our own way.
Step outside of our wants and get to the results we are looking for. This is the best way for us to get the true essence of our own personal success definition. Focus on the final outcome we are trying to achieve.