Most of the people want to be successful in their lives, however only few among them can explain what success is to them. And this obscure picture of their goal makes their goal remain elusive for years and years. I am not going to bore you by listing out salary packages and accomplishments to tell what success is; rather I would like to generalize it so that anyone can relate him/herself to it. Success is to ameliorate the lives you touch and including your own, and leave the world better than as you found it. Success is not just a lopsided growth or momentary happiness rather it leads to sustained happiness and a multi-pronged growth.
All those who have been successful at any point of time were not just lucky to be born with a favorable set of resources; in fact, they created success with dedication and discipline that most of us miss to see. Just as a Swan moves effortlessly and gracefully along with the flow of the water, successful people appear unperturbed or Lucky! to have achieved all that they have, but what we do not see is the effort they had to put in to reach where they are, like a swan has to paddle(effort!) below the surface of the water to get herself going.
It takes effort to get lucky. It takes discipline to do things that we know are boring and painful but important for us to do in order to achieve what we want. Successful lives just don’t happen serendipitously, it takes effort, courage but consistent courage to have it. Doesn’t matter if you are tired, as winners like to do what’s right than what’s easy.
This can happen only if our mind and body is in harmony with each other. As they say a healthy mind resides in a healthy body, it becomes inevitable to have good health in order to achieve what we want. Also not just healthy body alone would fetch results it ought to be corroborated with a healthy mind too. Just as it takes nutritious food to nourish a healthy body, it takes nutritious thoughts to nourish a healthy mind. So it’s important to be at peace to make your brain think creatively. It has been said that ‘Necessity is the mother of Invention’ but here comes my version: A dream is a mother of Invention. A Person may not have a necessity to do something but his dream to be or achieve something in life would make him manifest what he wants. We all are blessed with a power to manifest what we want and all we need is to be aware of it and then use it effectively. And that power is the power of thought; our thoughts have the power to control and channelize our actions. But it is onto us to capitalize on this power or let it go flailing aimlessly. Intuition is another manifestation of a healthy mind and for that to work for us, it takes discipline to exercise control over our thoughts.
People around us are the resources that can help us reach closer to our goal. Rather than picking holes one should seek good in everyone. Now this isn’t an Idea from any sermon but for sure a mantra to success. Only few people wake up in the morning and say “How can I mess up someone’s day today and alleviate my credibility?” If people make mistakes they do so because of lack of their awareness not intentionally. Even we make mistakes, so how can we expect others to be perfect when we ourselves are not. When we expect others to forgive us for our mistakes why do we become stingy when we are expected to do it to others? Let Go! When we hold on to a grudge, it eats up our energy and causes leakages. Don’t let that happen. Preserve your energy for productive purpose; do not waste it on trivial and unproductive activities. Stay placid, because only if you are at peace in your mind your mind will be able to show up its tremendous powers that can work miracles for you. See good in everyone and synergise and then see the amazing outcomes that synergising can bring to you. Motivate people around you so that they can work at their best and create an environment of positivity and productivity. And there is nobody who don’t know this; what goes around, comes around. Wait for miracles to happen in your life.
Make improvements in your life on a daily basis. Form habits of things that most people don’t like to do, instead of knowing that these things are important to get them closer to their goal. Every day we need to nourish our thoughts only then would it produce flowering results. Spend at least some time on a daily basis on improving your skills, knowledge, behaviour, personality, relationships, and health. Invest time in self-improvement and thinking supplemented with deeds will manifest things. Think about your goals and take actions that would take you closer to your goals and your actions and thoughts will take you to them.
Don’t over-complicate! We think things that we believe, others would think, when they actually do not. If I do this, s/he would think this and that and Bla! Bla! Bla! Why not just keep it Simple and not extrapolate issues hyperbolically. Let’s not bring in a series of Ideas that is nothing but a result of our own apprehensiveness.
Drop those limiting beliefs. Most people consider the limitation of their vision to be the limitation of the world, failing to realize that there are opportunities beyond. They live false assumptions in terms of what they can or cannot have, do and be? Their thinking impossible stuff dominates their minds as a self-fulfilling prophecy. Their false notions about limitations of their lives keep them from the greatness they were meant to be or achieve. Remember, we see the world not as it actually is rather as we are. We become oblivious to the fact that we are the creators not victims of our destiny.
We have heard hundreds of time in millions of different ways that we become what we think about. So we will have to eat this fact that we will never go higher than our thinking. What you focus on expands and what you dwell on determines your destiny.
Give yourself some time, listen to yourself, and help yourself. One of the primary traits of successful people is their ability to detach from the noise. Each day, noise such as daily challenges, minor interruptions and interesting distractions beg for our attention. To get to your own unique form of greatness, it’s essential to detach from the noise and stay focused. Each of us – I suggest you – must find time for ourselves. Only in silence do Ideas prosper and when your mind is at peace it is able to think rationally and create ideas that are necessary to create a fulfilling future.
Embrace change as an opportunity to grow. Learn something new. See every challenge as an opportunity. Try looking at brighter side of everything. This nature is perfect in its acts and everything that happens has a both positive and negative side to it. It takes courage to see the positive side but only those who do can bear the fruit of success. We grow the most during our toughest times. So why do we judge them as bad – when they bring such good? And they always bring tiny miracles, but only If you are awake to them.
As I said in the very beginning that success is never lopsided, It has to be exhaustive. If we are satisfied professionally but facing hassles personally then you will not be termed completely successful. As your thought process in one area would affect your thought process in the other area. So you should be striving to achieve a balance in all the areas of your life. Ever noticed that it’s the people we love most that we take most for granted? Odd isn’t it. It’s easy to spend less time with your family because they will always be there for you (or so you assume). It’s easy to delay expressing your love to your loved ones as there seems to be no urgency but it takes courage and discipline to not to miss that. It’s easy to let home-relationships slip by as you assume there are more pressing things to deal with, but it takes power to hold on. So I wish you to exercise control over your thoughts and harness the immense power that lies within you and aim for an all-round success as there is no wisdom in being successful, yet alone. Wish you SUCCESS!