The first and foremost step for success is ‘UNDERSTANDING SUCCESS’
Define what’s success for you? Know your definition of success, because success has no generalized definition at all.It is all personal, everyone has their own personal and individual definitions for success.
Some people may feel successful, happy and fulfilled by just serving others with the best that they have (Example: – Mother Teresa) and some people may feel successful by owning the most luxurious things in the life (Example: – Donald Triumph) whereas some people feel immense pleasure and happiness by just maintaining their body, health (Example: -A simple farmer of any rural village: for him happiness and success is just to maintain health and to earn which can fill up his stomach until he lives) etc.
My basic aim of sharing all these examples and forms of success was to make it clear that ‘Each individual has their own definitions for success’ and that’s what it should be like. Everyone must possess their own definitions for success.
Yes, do you know what is success for you? Define your own success in your own terms. Find out that, doing what gives you immense pleasure? Ask yourself, What is that thing for you that after doing that you feel truly satisfied, fulfilled, accomplished?
Because knowing your own success would be the first step by you towards success. Know what is special in you, know what is great in you, discover your passion.
Discover what’s great in you:
Mr. Rahul ( name has changed, it’s imaginary ) working as an accountant with a reasonably secured job, but he always hated figures and felt trapped by them. He seemed always unsatisfied, unhappy & dejected. Rahul was not totally satisfied with his current job. He was always bothered by a question which many of us also come across in day to day lives, “Am I selling myself too short?” Day by day this small question which once arose in his mind started evolving. Unknowingly he knew deep down inside that this is not the place I deserve to be, I deserve something better than this. He was totally convinced that this is not just meant for him. This is not everything that he should have. He was really selling himself short. He deserved something better than this, something far more better than this. So now, what he did is more interesting. He thought, “Let’s make a list of things I like to do, and those which I do well.”
His list showed that he:
3. Do oil painting,
4. Gardening and
6. Sports ( Football )
4. Mechanical work.
Was good at:-
4. Playing Football.
He thought, “Seems COMPLICATED”
Then he went to his wife and explained everything. His wife went through everything and then after that, something sparkled in her mind and she asked him, ” When did you do oil painting …?”
” In school. Won few prizes too. But I feel it’s silly even to think of taking up art again.” he admitted.
But the spark in his eyes told his wife it was not silly. At her insistence, he became a ‘SUNDAY PAINTER’. He was never a great artist, but he was totally happy and satisfied with his ” daubing ” that he slowly began to investigate the ways in which his talent might also pay.Eventually, he found a spot in a commercial art studio. From there he opened a shop of his own.
And today he employs ten people who do silk screen and airbrush prints that sell commercially throughout the country. He often gets commissions to do originals for a chain of motels or restaurants. He works happily on these ten or twelve hours a day. His paintings may never hang in a museum but he is using and enjoying his talent, as well as getting paid for it.
My dear what’s better than that…? What’s better than that…?
My dear friend, today the saddest thing for us is the lack of purpose. Nowadays, people around, they just don’t know the purpose of their life. They don’t know who they really are…? Let me dig this concept deeper with this beautiful example, read it with utmost care…
“If you owned a piece of rocky unprepossessing, barren desert land but suspected it contained oil or gold, you would probe to its very depths to find your hidden treasure, you would dig out deeply to find it. Wouldn’t you…???”
Yes, I bet, definitely, you would.
My dear, that’s the same case with you, Let me clarify one thing here itself, ‘YOU ARE LIMITLESS’, ‘YOU ARE UNLIMITED’, you too have that treasure in yourself. It’s hidden and yet not discovered. Maybe you have not started the journey yet. But it’s never ever too late to start. The saddest part is most of us have yet not discovered our TRUE-HIDDEN-POTENTIAL. We have yet not discovered that for what are you passionate about? Hearing about what, thrills you up? What makes us feel energetic instantly if we imagine ourselves doing that? See, I firmly believe that we all are here for a purpose to be fulfilled, a purpose to be served, to make a difference and create something UNIMAGINABLE & INTANGIBLE.
I would like to link few lines of Og Mandino ( my favorite author ), here…
He says, “I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply all my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.”
I really love what he says… Whenever I read above lines, I feel fully energetic and awesome. ‘I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy’. Science proves that, ‘We only use our 10% of total potential.’ As said earlier we all are here with a purpose, some discover it at a too young an age, some discover it at middle age, some at old age and yes, there are also few great people who live their whole life wondering here and there ( just like an animal, eat, sleep, rave, babble ) and DIE- without discovering their purpose of life. They just LIVE and LEAVE, in between they ROAM and no one knows even a little bit about them after they have left.
“Find a purpose to serve, not a lifestyle to live.
Find your purpose and with that MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Start now, find your purpose; make it your PASSION, PROFESSION, VISION, MISSION & AMBITION.
CREATE A LIFE YOU DON’T NEED A VACATION FROM.”
You just need to find it that what’s special in you…??? What’s that work which will give you 100% satisfaction..? What is that work you would love to do 24×7 without expecting even a single penny..? What’s that work that you would do, no matter if anyone is watching you or not, if your supervisor is monitoring you or not? Do you know, what profession is best for you, or what carrier is best for you? ONLY THE ONE IN WHICH YOU WOULD CONTINUOUSLY WORK 24×7, FULL HEARTEDLY & THAT TOO WITHOUT EXPECTING A SINGLE PENNY. Now you would ask, ‘How to find that in me sir?’ You just need to do a self-appraisal, just as Mr. Rahul did.
“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.”
– Christian D. Larson
“if you don’t go after what you want, you will never have it.
It’s true, If you don’t ask, the answer would always be NO.
IF YOU WON’T STEP FORWARD, YOU WILL BE AT SAME PLACE FOREVER.”
DECIDE NOW, START SMALL, END LARGE, because it is only the end which is important…
YOU ARE UNLIMITED ( provided: – You must be with a PURPOSE, a very strong WHY )
Repeat it with me, I’m UNLIMITED,
Yes, I CAN WORK MIRACLES, I’m UNLIMITED SOUL with a DEFINITE PURPOSE…
DISCOVER IT-IMAGINE IT- DREAM IT-BELIEVE IT- & ACHIEVE IT NO MATTER WHAT IT TAKES…
Now, please permit me to end up here in my way…
Someone has truly said,
“MANZIL UNHI KO MILTI HAI, JINKE SAPNO MEI JAAN HOTI HAI…
MANZIL UNHI KO MILTI HAI, JINKE SAPNO MEI JAAN HOTI HAI…
PANKH SE KUCH NAHI HOTA YAARO, UDAAN TO HOSLO SE HOTI HAI…”
With these few lines, allow me to end up here, thank you so much for sparing your some time, lending it to me…
See you soon, till that, KEEP SMILING, BE INSPIRED, BE AWESOME, STAY HAPPY, STAY CALM, STAY GENTLE, STAY BLESSED, HAVE AN AMAZING LIFE AND A GREAT DAY AHEAD…
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