Be confident and know YOU are worthy of success!
Below you'll find 3 questions to
help you define your unique vision of "success."
You'll also learn how to build
confidence in the undeniable fact that you deserve to achieve success
as you've defined it, as well as the happiness that it brings.
From time to time we all, deep down,
question whether or not we really deserve to be happy, and whether
or not we really deserve to achieve success.
That nice Porsche Boxster, not for
That beautiful mansion, not for us.
A happy family
harder to say
you don't deserve that, isn't it?
Part of the challenge in convincing
ourselves that we deserve happiness and success, revolves around
clearly defining our own unique vision of what success really means
Forget the white picket fence, the
Boxster, the mansion, the 2.5 happy children if that doesn't cut
it for you.
Instead, define your own vision of
success-what will really make you happy in your life or your career.
And then, challenge yourself to brainstorm
all the endless reasons why you deserve it-believe me the reasons
exist, and once you get going you'll probably find your head circumference
has slightly grown as well (but don't worry, a slightly big head
has never hurt anyone).
Define your unique vision of "success"
Forget expensive advertising.
Answer the following questions as
best you can from your own perspective:
1. When you dig really deep down
and search for what really makes you happy, what do you find?
Is it family? Is it friends? A pet, a plant, a great job? Perhaps
they aren't even things-maybe they are personal characteristics.
2. If you're finding it difficult
to come up with anything, try this: think of someone who you truly
admire and consider to be successful. What is it that you admire
about him/her? What about them, in your opinion, makes him/her
successful? List these.
3. What would you like your legacy
to be. When your great-grandchildren hear that you were a successful
person, what are the top 3 things you'd like to have mentioned
about you? Write these down.
Each of these questions should provide
you an opportunity to think about success in a different way.
When you have worked through all of
them, review your list of "success criteria" and create
your personal goals.
Most likely, you've discovered that
you've already achieved some of the criteria on your list, and that
indeed, you're already a success! Congratulations! Now, get ready
to go for the rest!
YOU deserve "success"
Now that you have a clear idea of
what success means to you, don't you feel just a little bit more
confident that you deserve to achieve it?
If it isn't the Boxster, maybe it's
just being the best mom or dad you can be.
Whatever your vision of success, now
translated into personal goals, the next step is to write down of
all the reasons you can possibly think of, for why you deserve to
achieve your remaining goals, and to be successful!
Don't be shy about asking friends
and family for additional reasons, when and if you should run out.
Have fun, and live life to the fullest!
And, remember: Don't strive to be
better than others, just strive to be your very best self!