I cannot really give a specific meaning of success, but I would say success is simply reaching where your dreams point to, getting what you really want, and triumphing over the obstacles and barriers of life. In one word, it can be stated as a progressive realization of a worthy goal.
However, to be successful in your life, you need to overcome some obstacles:
- Lack of self-esteem
- Negative outlook to life
- Lack of focus
- Lack of planning
- Lack of vision
- Fear of failure
- Lack of proper education
To be successful, you must strive for excellence, and not perfection.
Anything in the world can be done better or improved, and striving for excellence is progressive.
It’s not about improving 200% or 300% in one area, but improving 2% or 3% in different areas.
People who try to overcome their obstacles and fail are still one step ahead of those who never try to face their obstacles in life.
Tom Watson Sr. once said, “If you want to succeed, double your failure rate.”
It’s difficult to succeed the first time, but if you do not succeed, always try and try again until you succeed.
In reality, the obstacle confirms that you are doing what you should be doing. The obstacle is there to test you—not to stop you. It is up to you to create ways to maneuver around the obstacle.
There is a lesson to learn from every obstacle. When you don’t complete the task, the obstacle appears elsewhere in another form. In life, we have tests. You will keep taking the test until you pass it. Not meeting the obstacle head-on only buys you time until you meet it again. What will you do the next time?
Take a few moments, and think about an obstacle. If you were to be confronted with it today, how would you handle it?
Create a powerful day!
Cherry A. Collier, Ph.D., MCC, CNLPMC, RCC, CPCC
Chief Collaboration Officer, Master Certified Executive Coach & Inclusion Strategist
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