Strive For Success
We all have varying definitions of success. To a great many people, success means having lots of money.
However, that is a limited and stereotyped idea of success.
In general, success means accomplishing a desired aim or purpose or the attainment of either popularity or profit.
The basic notion is the idea that you’re going after something. There is a sense of achievement when all is said and done. And, a sense of effort implied.
In the words of Theodore Roosevelt, “Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.”
I’m with Mr. Roosevelt. I believe in going after my heart’s desires and I believe in not giving up until I achieve them. All the successful people I’ve read about and studied have worked hard for their successes. While some people seem to become “overnight” successes, that is not the case. They’ve been working hard and then fame comes and it appears to be sudden from the perspective of those just hearing about that person.
Questions That Can Lead to Success
I’ve studied success for many years. I have achieved a level of success I did not know I would achieve. And, when I break down success, I think it comes down to understanding and answering the following questions:
1. What’s the primary cause of any of the results we achieve?
2. What’s at the root of everything we get in life?
3. Why do we do the things we do?
4. Why don’t we do the things we know we “should” do?
Each individual is the cause, the root, the reason for the results they achieve and the things they do or don’t do. We are either motivated by love or fear. We either love the idea of accomplishing something so much that we are willing to face and overcome any challenge that comes our way or we are so afraid that we never really put in the effort.
In my opinion, the core problem I see time and time again is that we are notoriously poor judges of our own capabilities. Henry Ford said, “If you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” So, the answer to all of the questions leads right back to you!
Strive To Find Your Infinite Potential
We all have infinite potential and capabilities we may not even be aware of. We all have genius inside us and while our desires and definitions of success may differ, the path for unleashing that genius is the same. It requires effort. Striving, in other words, you must make great efforts to achieve or obtain something.
If you never take a step in the direction of your dreams you’ll never know how infinite your potential is. Now is the perfect time to take a step for yourself.
And remember, in the immortal words of Babe Ruth, “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”