Success is something that we all strive for. We work our whole lives to achieve a certain level of it, may it be in business, our careers or in our personal lives. But why is it that some people are only able to achieve a specific milestone and then they ultimately decide that it’s all they could achieve; or that that is all they are capable of doing?
This kind of thinking is what causes us to settle. Because of this belief we become limited. We all possess unlimited potential and the capacity to achieve and become more. But then, we convince ourselves otherwise. So instead of pushing harder and going further, we become contented after reaching a certain level of achievement.
So how do we go about in changing this? Here are a few simple pointers to keep in mind:
Change your perspective!
The way you look at things and events play a huge role in the way you deal with them. If you keep a positive perspective when dealing with things, then there is no obstacle that you wouldn’t be able to tackle. You’d be surprised what a bit of positivity could do and change in your life, once you only let it. But, at the same time, negative thoughts and a negative perspective could also do you a great deal of damage. There are a lot of instances in your life wherein you talk yourself out of taking risks because of the many fears that you have. So, you will never be able to find out what’s behind those opportunities because you never took them.
Continue to learn!
Life is a series of never-ending learning experiences. Just because you’ve reached a certain level of success doesn’t mean that growth ends there. There is still much to learn and the growing never ends. So as much as possible, learn new things. Get out of your comfort zone and acquaint yourself with things and ideas that you aren’t familiar with. You might be really good at doing something, but you don’t get to discover that unless you try it out. As long as we are alive, there will always be room for growth.
Accept your failures!
In your pursuit of success and self-growth, you will definitely have your fair share of failures and disappointments. Accept them. Don’t allow the fear of failure and making mistakes keep you from going out and exploring the possibilities. These are all part of the universal balance designed ultimately to help us become better and well-rounded. If you fail at something, get up and continue on. Yes, you can cry about it, but then you’d have to stop feeling bad, learn what you can and move on with your journey.
Like the galaxy, our life is filled with unlimited room for growth and learning. So never stop dreaming, never stop learning and continue to work on becoming the best version of yourself. Because age is really just a number and the true measure of a person’s success is through the lessons that he has learned and picked up in his lifetime.
by: Jeffrey Slayter