When we distort success in our minds, we can come to think of it as something that happens to special people. It becomes something we might achieve one day (if we’re lucky), but until that day comes, we’ve got to continue being our ordinary selves.
Personal Development of Success
It’s important to remember that success is not an end result. Much like happiness, it’s a process and it occurs through the choices we make. Because we build it in this way, it’s part of our personal development.
Success and failure have a relationship with each other. Without one, you wouldn’t have the other.
Success is not an “all-at-once-amazing-mindblowing-results” thing. It comes one decision at a time – and also from the things we learn from each decision. It comes with every cut you fail to carve into your arm. With every angry word you fail to throw at someone.
Do we fight? Do we run? What else can we do instead?
Make a certain choice, you get success and failure.
Make another choice and you get success and failure too. Perhaps it’s not the success you wanted, but it’s the one you chose.
A Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside an Enigma
When we feel stuck and unable to shift into a new way of being, we feel like we have no choice.
In reality, it’s amazing how many choices we get to make every day.
I tried counting my choices once. It was impossible. There were just too many. Right through from the mundane to the serious.
There are even choices within the consequences of your choices. The problem is not the number of choices we have.
The problem is the inability to SEE or MAKE the type of successful choice that gets us what we want.
If you are stuck on a path or in a situation that isn’t doing you much good, look at the choices you are making and the inertness, apathy and fear that is leading you into making these decisions.
What can you do – or what help do you need – to change the behavioural and thought patterns that keep you successfully making unhappy choices?
Success belongs to you and you’re already experiencing it through the choices you make.
How do you experience success?