Daily Blog #362
I realized something this weekend. I realized that if you truly want to succeed at whatever it is that you want, then you need to determine your own success.
It’s another one of those realizations that I have heard thousands of times throughout the course of my life. For some reason, though, no matter how many times I have heard this before, it never clicked with me as it does now.
Whatever it is that I want to achieve, I need to determine my own success, and that all starts well before I even begin to chase what it is that I desire. If I don’t determine my own success, then even the smallest of struggles will stop me from achieving what it is that I am seeking out to achieve. But once I do make up my mind, then nothing will be able to stop me.
It doesn’t matter how big or small your goals might be, you too need to determine your own success. Either you are going to achieve the things that you want in life, or you won’t. It’s that easy. But no matter what you decide, remember that the choice is yours and only yours to make. Others can’t achieve success for you, and others won’t achieve success for you. You need to do it for yourself because only you can achieve it.
Once you determine that you will succeed, nothing will be able to stand in your way. Don’t get me wrong, this doesn’t mean that you won’t face challenges or struggles, because you will as will everybody else.
This means that no matter how big the challenges or struggles are that you will face, they will never be strong enough to stop you. Not because they can’t, but because you have already determined your own success and will not allow them to. You have determined that until death does you part, you are willing to do whatever it takes to achieve your goals and live the life you wish to live.
Seriously, though, look at anybody who you deem to be a success. Whoever it is that you look up to, how do you think they got to that stage of success? It has nothing to do with luck, but rather with hard work and dedication.
They had an end goal in mind, fixated on that end goal, and achieved it despite the cost. It didn’t matter how long it would take, how many challenges they would experience, or how many times they were going to endure failure, they determined their own success which is why they achieved it.
Just like those who you look up to, you too have every single opportunity to be successful. Right now, right this very moment, you need to determine your own success. Write down your goals, write down all that you want to achieve, and determine your own success. Determine at whatever it is going to cost you, you will achieve any and all of your goals because you deserve nothing less and will settle for nothing less.
As for me, I have never been this focused. I have my goals in sight, I have narrowed my focus towards achieving those goals, and will stop at nothing short. I know that I am stronger than any obstacle that I face, and I know that I have the ability to achieve any and all of my goals. And my success, well, I have already determined what that will be, and now it’s time to make it become my reality.
Today, do yourself a favor. Make up your mind that you will succeed.
You may not be the most talented, and that’s totally fine, so be willing to work harder than you ever have before. Hard work beats talent any day of the week, and as long as you have that end goal in sight and don’t give up, you will achieve each and every one of your goals.
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