We all want to be successful in life. Although this can mean different things to different people, success basically comes from finding your talents, expressing them and being recognised and rewarded for them. The recipe for success, we are often told, is hard work. Toe the line, pass your tests, impress the right people… But true success isn’t that simple. Succeeding isn’t a case of keeping on a straight line from step one to that final achievement. Not everything can be taught from books or by teachers and if you want to feel you’ve reached your own personal high, there are a few points to remember.
Is it what your family wants, or your teachers, or your boss? Is it what your crowd of friends admires, or what you see in newspapers or magazines? Or is it more subtle, about fulfilling your unique potential and experiencing contentment? Many so-called successful people are not happy, as the number of celebrity suicides proves. Think about how you want to feel and which aspects of yourself you long to express, as you decide upon your goals.
Some people are afraid to ask when they don’t follow something. This could be because they don’t want to look stupid in front of others, or through laziness, or maybe because they think they can work it out for themselves, or even because they tell themselves it doesn’t matter. But it does! Only when you have it straight in your mind can you be sure whether something matters or not. After a while not asking can put you in a worse and worse position, so you get to a point where the amount of stuff you don’t know means you’re at a definite disadvantage. So then how do you cope? Many people bluff their way through until they’re caught out in some serious slip-up. Meanwhile that feeling of unease can make you tense and unhappy. So if you’ve always been reluctant to ask, change that immediately, for the longer you leave it the more ground you’ll have to make up.
Failure isn’t the opposite of success, it is part of it. No successful person the world over has got where they are without failing. You will learn far more from your failures than you ever will from your triumphs. In fact if you are aiming high you can expect to fail most of the time. Failure does not mean that you are a failure – it means that one attempt has failed. Truly, there is no such thing as failure if it makes you wiser.
If you say to yourself ‘If I’ve not made it by thirty, then I’m not going to’ then you may well be writing success out of the picture. You can be successful and enjoy it at any age. If you haven’t reached where you want to be in the time you allow yourself, then maybe that wasn’t realistic. Challenging deadlines may be imposed by your ‘inner critic’, setting you up to fail – don’t fall for it. Keep your dream alive and keep going.
When you embarked on your quest for success you probably had a specific goal in mind, but as time goes by and you become more experienced, your original goal may look less tempting, or simply not worth the price in terms of time and effort. Change your mind if you wish – this does not mean you’re bottling out, or not good enough. It’s about identifying what’s right for you. Sometimes ‘success’ may be mostly about the journey you’ve travelled, or may turn out to be something that greatly surprises you.
To attain success you need to be persistent. Sometimes you may feel tired and discouraged, but that won’t last. Rest if you need to. Step back for a while, take time out. Sooner or later you’ll get your mojo back, and that’s when you start again. This could be where you left off, or somewhere else. The point is that you keep going – you never, ever give up.
If you put the above faithfully into practice, success is virtually guaranteed. However, you may need extra encouragement along the way. That’s one of the many reasons we’re here. We can offer medium readings and psychic readings and our on-line mediums are always there with their insight and wisdom from beyond this world. Getting a reading could bring success within your grasp. Put in a call today and be heartened and supported.
PUBLISHED: 9 February 2015