Thursday, May 28, 2009

5 Little Known Success Tips

Success is far too often thought of as impossible. The fact is that no matter how far we get in our path to success we always end up further than where we started. Don't wait to better your life. Take these next 5 tips and begin your journey towards your very own success.

  • Decide What You Want
    You are not getting anywhere without goals. The important part of putting yourself together for success is figuring out where you are going as opposed to flailing around and letting your resources get away from you. Do some goal setting, both in terms of large goals that are made for a lifetime and small goals that will get you where you there.

  • Who Are You?
    When you want to be a success, you will find that there are definitely going to be naysayers along the way. What might hurt the most is that these are people who we trust and who we love. Perhaps we love them unwisely, or maybe they just want to protect us, but when other people try to define us, they are not doing us any favors! Listen to your own instincts and make sure that you are in a place where you can trust yourself.

  • Know That You Are In Control
    It is far too easy to point to places where other people have failed us or where we would have succeeded if only something hadn't stopped us. The problem is that no matter what has happened in the past, you need to face up to it and overcome it. Take responsibility for the good and the bad in your life and see what you can do to overcome and to take control. This may be one of the most important steps for being a success.

  • Be Compassionate
    When you are in a place where you are dealing with others, it is important to be compassionate. Not only could many people out there use some compassion, you will find that it does you good as well. It makes you more welcoming and more understanding, and it will teach you to let go of anger and to make sure that you can start your life over when you need to. Compassion can be a difficult thing to learn but it is also very important that you try.

  • Always Be You
    Get to know yourself and recognize that there are things that you cannot change about yourself. Consider what makes you you and how you feel about it. Chances are, there is absolutely nothing inherently wrong with you. If you feel ashamed of something or afraid of something inside of you, think about it carefully and really consider what that shame means. You may learn some new things that will let you live with yourself much more easily!

Only as high as I reach can I grow,

Only as far as I seek can I go,

Only as deep as I look can I see,

Only as much as I dream can I be.

-----Karen Ravn