Success doesn’t come to us by accident. It is the result of our attitude. As attitude is nothing but a choice, success is a matter of choice (to some extent), not a chance.

NB:- We can choose our attitude, even though we cannot always choose our circumstances.

Why I say so? Coz people say he/she got lucky, he/she must have been at the right place at the right time, which is, according to me, is not true.

Success leaves clue. It’s not an unsolved mystery. If you analyze the life stories of every successful people you will find lot more similarities. It may sound too simplistic approach to define a broader subject but it’s a fact. Most truths are simple. I don’t mean easy, they are quite simple.

When I say successful people, am not just pointing to world’s richest person or referring to a world champion. Success is not measured by our position in life. Success could mean wealth, health, good family, happiness, satisfaction, peace of mind etc. This tells us success means different thing to different people. It is subjective. What I found most appropriate to this scenario is the below quotation by “Earl Nightingale”: Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal.

If we simplify this, the word ‘progressive’ indicates success is a journey, it’s an on going process, (where you need to evolve, need to constantly improve) not a destination.

NB:- There is nothing that cannot be done better or improved the next time.

‘Realization’ signifies it is an experience, which you have to feel within. No outside force can make you feel successful.

‘Worthiness’ determines the quality of our journey. Worthiness is something that gives fulfillment. Success without fulfillment is good looks without goodness as simple as that to me.

Here the word ‘Goal’ is very important. Goal is something which give us a sense of direction.

Meanwhile success and happiness go side by side. Don’t get confused here. Success never mean being liked or accepted by everyone. There are some groups I would not want to be accepted by, out of choice. Everyone must have some of those groups in their lives. I may not know how to be successful but I can surely say it aloud you will face failure if you try to please everybody whoever comes in your way. Having said that, we cannot deny the fact- failure is the highway to success. Always learn from your failures and keep going.

Nothing worthwhile in life comes without a struggle or easily. People who have overcome obstacles are more secure than those who have never faced them, like it is popularly said “A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner”. It is the bouncing back ability that determines success. Success is not an absence of problems, it is overcoming them. We all have problems and sometimes feel discouraged and disappointed. We cannot run away of our problems. Obstacle keep coming to test our patience level, to strengthen us inside. Neither we should get disheartened nor stop trying. The greatest gift humans have is to create their own environment. It is different that very few people use this ability to the fullest. Fill your mind with positive thoughts. Fear and doubt can short circuit your mind. After every, setback, ask yourself; what did you learn from it. It will help you to turn a setback into a comeback.

In the end I just want to conclude by stating success in life is not determined by comparing us with others. It is always me vs what I am capable of. Success is not measured by how high we go up in life rather how many times we bounce back when we fall down.

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