Defining Success: The Journey To Happiness Written By: Robyn Shulman, M.Ed.
“My teacher asked me what Iwant to be when I grow up, Isaid happy.She told me I don’tunderstand the assignment, Itold her she doesn’tunderstand life.”-John Lennon
How Do You Define Success?Success is based on our ownperception and how we seeourselves relevant to the worldaround us.
Success.. Is not the final ending, but is rather theaccomplishments along the journey that have personal meaning. Success does not come to a halt once we have achieved a goal.Once a goal is accomplished, new goals must be set; therefore one can define success as an ongoing process.
Many believe success comes with luck, or in a passive state of behavior. Many people blindly wait for it, blame others when it doesn’t happen, and create reasons for not achieving their own personal success.
We all have control over our own success and failures. We are given choices on a daily basis, and it is what we choose to do, how we act or don’t act, that will provide us with the small and unexpected treasures along the way.
Work Hard & Accept FailureSuccess does not come wrapped in a beautiful box with a red ribbon.If you want to achieve success you need to pushthrough barriers, apply yourself, and get up every time you fall.For all of those no’s, there will eventually be a yes.
Define What Success Means To You Personally: Success is not measured the same by everyone, as it is an individual accomplishment. What might look orfeel successful to you may be the complete opposite to another person.Two people do not have to strive for the same type of success.
Use The Tools You Are Given..If someone gives you the tools for success, use them! If you are given a chance or set up in a successful situation, take those tools and run with them.Use those tools to teach others, be grateful, give back, and you will find even more success.
Make Success Happen..Understand you make success rather than find it: Successis not found, but rather, it is made. If you want to be successful you need to work hard, dedicate yourself and strive to create success. Once you find success, share your tools with others to help them define their own success and find their dreams.