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Thursday, January 23, 2014
HOW DO YOU DEFINE SUCCESS
HOW DO YOU DEFINE
I have heard
it said that the way to be successful is to set and work toward goals that are just
beyond your reach to achieve.
I guess, but
it depends on how you define success.
define success as achieving at a very high level, or as becoming powerful, or
wealthy then the above formula might work.
define success as being healthy, happy, and satisfied with life, the above
formula may leave you frustrated and unfulfilled and therefore not successful.
How do I
define success?Well, being that I am
not in a position of power, or wealthy, or have never achieved anything at a
very high level, I better choose the later definition.
I believe in
setting goals that are easily attainable. I can provide a roof over my family's head and food on the table.Goal achieved.
I can eat
well, exercise and if I am lucky stay fairly healthy.I have outlived many of my powerful, wealthy,
high achieving peers.Goal achieved.
I want my
children to grow healthy, stay off drugs, and become positive productive
I would like
a functioning car, a color TV, air conditioning in the summer and heat in the winter.Goal achieved.
wanted to be President of the United States…FAILURE!
wants to win the College National Football Championship every year…FAILURE!
wants to win every golf tournament…UTTER FAILURE!
to establish her own highly rated TV network…FAILURE!
These and so
many others have clearly failed in life while I am a complete success.
wanted to marry a powerful, wealthy, and high achieving man…FAILURE!
really quite easy.Set easily achievable
goals. Tomorrow I intend to wake up