Sometimes, when taking advice, we don’t take things one step at a time. Instead we jump right in head first and then find ourselves in a different kind of trouble. Taking something from one extreme to the next is not an improvement. Change is best done at a steady pace. Remember: you didn’t become who you are in one day, so you shouldn’t try to become someone new in one day either. And no, the solution is not to sit on your couch for life ha ha.
What is the measure of success? Is it Happiness? Reaching a certain point in your life? Achieving your dream or a dream? How do you know when you’ve finally become successful? Sometimes it feels like a fleeting moment when suddenly you’ve noticed that things have changed or are changing around you and you think to yourself “finally”. Is that success?
Perhaps success is merely growing up and not being who you were yesterday.
There is an article in Entrepreneur that talks about this and it was interesting some of the points they had. It was an article called “20 Signs You’re Succeeding In Life Even If You Don’t Feel You Are”. Instead of placing success at a single moment it is more about an abstract growth. Here are some of the “signs” that I liked (I kept the original number so you can see where they fall on the list).
3. You have raised your standards.
You don’t tolerate bad behavior any more – from other people, or even yourself. You hold people accountable for their actions. You don’t spend time with the “energy vampires” in your life anymore.
9. You can celebrate others’ successes.
Just because other people succeed, that doesn’t make you a failure. Applaud the people who rise to the top. The more positive energy you give to other people’s victories, the more you will create your own.
11. You have things to look forward to.
If you don’t have exciting things going on in your life that you are eagerly anticipating, then you are slowly dying inside. Successful people create goals that they are passionate about pursuing. They let this excitement drive their life.
15. You refuse to be be a victim.
You know that life doesn’t always happen toyou. Many times, you are a co-creator of your life experiences. Successful people know this and refuse to be kept down by life experiences. The rise up and conquer anyway.
Ever have that feeling where you can tell something big is on the horizon, that things are about to change. It’s that feeling you get right when you graduate from college or when you accomplish something big. Or in my case when you’ve been pushing towards something for so long but suddenly something rises up within you and you just know that things are going to change.
You don’t know what is going to happen or how or when you just know something is going to happen and when it does it’s going to be big.
Do you know why that change is coming? It’s because day in and day out you have push, strived, willed, and wanted it to come. Success is built one step at a time and a big step is coming. I can feel it everyday.