No matter who we are, the one thing we all have in common, is looking for success in one form or another.

If you think about it, when we were young we didn’t always recognise our successes. We weren’t born walking, feeding ourselves or talking. We may remember learning to read and write, however we may not have acknowledged we were learning and being successful.

As we get older we can easily get caught up in wanting success right away.  Then we get frustrated, disillusioned or give up during the process.

An inspiration – Pelé

The majority of us will have heard of Pelé – even those who don’t follow football.

Pelé is the greatest football player of all time. It’s been 49 years since his last International Game for Brazil and he reigned supreme for 20 years. There is no one to compare with him … yet!  With Pelé on the field, the Brazilian team’s record was 67 wins, 14 draws and 11 losses.  The success of Pelé is phenomenal and he famously quoted

“Success is no accident.  It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do”

What is success to you?

Firstly to be successful we need to define what success means to us. I don’t mean looking it up in a dictionary, I mean defined what success looks like for you.

It is so easy to judge ourselves on how we see the success of other people close to us – their job, house, car, holidays etc…

We can also hear success when we (or others) have achieved something that someone else has expected of you – promotion, married forever, children etc..

What most of us don’t ask ourselves very often is

  • Are we really happy with the success we have achieved so far?
  • Do we really want the same as everyone else?
  • Whose voices are we listening to and living life by with our definition of success?
  • What don’t we see in others and do we know if they are truly happy?
  • Am I happy?
  • What is it I really want and how can I measure my success?

Tips for success

To help you be successful

  • Write down all your successes so far in life – including the childhood ones and the small ones
  • Be clear about what you want to achieve and what success looks like. Visualise and describe the
    • colours
    • feelings
    • sounds
    • smell
  • Make a plan about how you are going to achieve this – when, where, how etc …
  • Think about what you can do each day, week or month to succeed.
  • Remember to persevere, learn, study, sacrifice and most of all – love what you do and believe in yourself.

When you write these down you are more likely to take action and make your dreams, aspirations or goals become a success.

If you would like support to help you succeed, I offer a 45 minute free Harmony call.  This is an opportunity to discuss what you are looking to achieve and how I may be able to help.   To book a call visit my online calendar to find a suitable date and time.

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