“Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.”
— Zig Ziglar
Today, I asked a classroom full of college students what success meant to them and how will they know when they are successful. The answer ranged anywhere from finding their soulmate to living in a huge house and driving a fancy car. One student said laying in a hammock on the beach and being fed grapes by a beautiful girl was his idea of success. Many of the students said that landing the job of their dreams would define them as a success.
All of these answers were correct, and I used them to help define success for myself. For me, success means I have a job that does not feel like work — I wake up ready to start the day and dive into whatever business or project I am currently running. It also means that I have something to show for my career; I want to look back and see a road of achievements that brought me to my current position. I want to have climbed over roadblocks and to have paved a new path along the way. When I step back and evaluate my progress on this journey, I am satisfied with the hard work that I have put in so far. It is not what was handed to me; it is what I struggled for.
“Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.”
— Orison Swett Marden
So many people are drowning in anxiety and feelings of low self-worth because they feel that they are not doing enough for their future or are still living in their past mistakes. It is important to take time out of your day to evaluate the paths that you have taken and acknowledge the successes and failures without letting them suffocate your present. As a collective, we have to learn to be in the present moment and ask ourselves “what can I do right now to help myself and my future?” Questions like this help keep us focused on achieving our goals while pulling us back into the present moment.
Reaching your definition of success is all about being proactive. My online marketing training is geared towards entrepreneurs looking to better their skill-sets and branch out; individuals looking to build on their achievements and continue down their career path.
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I encourage you to be fearless in all of your future endeavors as entrepreneurs. Be passionate about your businesses, products, clients, and those who support you. Years down the road you will look back and thank yourself for the chances you took and that alone is so rewarding.
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