So one thing life has taught me is this: You are the person that makes things happen. No one does it for you, and if you don’t do it… it ain’t going to happen!
I’ve often wondered what separates the really successful people from the pack. We all breathe the same air, we all have the same number of hours in the day, etc… and yeah sure, some people have a head start in life and others are more supported than most, some even get a lucky break, but in the end it almost always boils down to drive, resilience, determination and stamina. Now success can and does mean something different to everyone, but whatever your definition of success is, nobody gives it to you. You have to work it out for yourself, and once you’re clear on what you need to achieve, guess what…? You have to go and achieve it!
So what does success mean to you? Is it a certain amount of money in your bank account? Is it a simple and stress free lifestyle? Or a particular number of holidays a year… or just to be happy and content with yourself and your life? Whatever it is to you is what needs to be figured out, and the only person who can do that is you.
As you go through life, your experiences shape you and help you to determine what’s actually really important and what isn’t. You start to understand what it’s all for… you “get it”! I think some get it sooner than others and I’m sure plenty of people are blissfully going through life with absolutely no intention to ever get it at all, and if they’re happy with that then they’ve probably already achieved their success. It’s whatever makes you happy personally!
As an Entrepreneur the whole “you have to go and achieve it” thing is never more true! Life might be on your own terms, but quite literally you have to go get it. You can either look at it like I’ve got to make all this work!!! or you can think I’ve got an opportunity to change my life 👊👊👊!
Now running a business or taking the less conventional route to an income isn’t easy, or everyone would be doing it, but it does ultimately un-restrict your potential. If you can cope with the responsibility, you can make phenomenal things happen. Notice the referral to you?
As a trader it’s all down to you. That’s one of the things I love about it, it’s you vs the market and you can’t hide. Stepping up to the plate and taking control of your own actions is what makes it happen, nothing and no one else.
Work out what it is that makes you most happy, and then decide on how you’re going to build your world around that. If that’s your focus, then whatever you achieve for yourself will be centred on your happiness and contentment, and if you can do that then you really are doing all right 👌.
Success brings motivation as achievement spurs you on so setting regularly achievable goals triggers further determination to move on to the next goal. This is so important when you’re struggling to keep going. When you reach that target you realise that it CAN be done and it’s not so impossible after all. Consistency is so so so important, regular goals are far more easily achieved if you’re always moving forward, even a small step is a step closer! Keep focussed on what you’re trying to achieve and learn to enjoy the whole process. It’s all part of it, it’s what makes it worthwhile.
Let me know what you do in life. I’d love to hear about what makes you happy and what your goals and aspirations are.