What is success? How can I be successful? How can I achieve the dreams that I have within myself?
If you’ve been asking yourself these kinds of questions, congratulations! Your restlessness is an indication that you are yet to achieve your maximum success and you are yet to arrive at your greatest potential.
I have a great passion to help people like you to be successful. For me, there is no greater joy than to walk alongside someone like you, find out where you are, and help you get to where you could be. Together, we can walk-it-out and make it to where you aspire to be. To be truly successful, you have to understand these three truths about success.
What is success? It is not a destination, it’s a journey
Success is not something you want to go and meet out there, it’s a process. For example, if you go to college, you study hard; you work hard, and eventually, there comes the day that you graduate: the Provost shakes your hand, hands you the diploma, and congratulate you on your success. Your family and friends gives you gifts and presents and you take a lot of photographs. Everybody congratulates you that you’ve become successful because you graduated.
However, you did not become a success the day you got your diploma, you were only recognized for your success. The diploma is a recognition for what you’ve done in previous 4-5 years. You were a success in your freshman year when you decided not to drop out of school like some of your other classmates. You were a success when you studied and prepared for a test. You were a success when you did your writing project.
All through school, you were a success because success is daily thing, not a destination thing. The diploma is to recognize you for the success that you already were.
What is success? It is valuing today while visualizing tomorrow
If you want to be a success, don’t devalue today (the moment) while visualizing tomorrow. Stop talking about “when I get there,” “if I arrive there,” “when I do that,” or “when I accomplish this.” Rather, start taking action daily because “the secret of success is determined by their daily agenda.
John Maxwell wrote a book called “Today Matters.” The book helps you understand that you make decisions, and then you manage decisions. Don’t think that you make a decision and the decision you made will make you a success. It’s not the decision that makes you a success; it’s how you manage the decision on daily basis that makes you a success. This means that you’ve got to do today what you want to be tomorrow.
You visualize tomorrow but you value today. What you do every day is either getting you close your vision, goal, or dream or it is driving you farther away from it.
What is success? It is preparing, not repairing
Every day, you are either preparing or repairing. If you mess up yesterday by not doing the right thing, you have to spend today repairing and make adjustments and every day you spend repairing, you are not spending preparing. You are repairing when you fail to manage the decisions you’ve made; you are preparing when you manage the decisions you’ve made on daily basis.
The footprints to success are the footprints of success because every step you take based upon the goal you that have for your life is a progressive realization of success in your life. The recognition you get along the way (diplomas, certificates, plaques, awards, etc.) did not mean that you have arrived and now a success, it’s just another step in preparing you to reach your potential.
It’s better to live your life as if you’ll never be able to learn everything you need to learn, as if you’ll never be able to accomplish everything you need to accomplish, and as if you’ll never be able to experience everything you need to experience. You have to live everyday hungry with the understanding that you are to live until you die.
You cannot summarize success
You cannot summarize success in a degree, a diploma, or a status. If you are learning and doing the things that are essential to the decision you have made, Congratulations! You are already a success.
Overtime, it will show up because you’ve worked all your life to become an overnight success. All of a sudden people will begin to recognize and congratulate you, but you didn’t just get good at that moment, you’ve been good for a long time, it just showed up some day.
Are you ready to be a success?
We will work and walk with you to equip you with tools, resources, helps, and principle because, every day, we want you to learn, grow, absorb, and do the things that will help you to someday be the person you want to become.
The journey to success is a delightful experience. The only thing better than taking the journey by yourself is to take the journey with someone else to learn together, grow together, and be great together. This is what we want for you.
If you are interested in the kind of life that experiences and manages success on a daily basis, talk to us at The Saji Group today so that we can take the journey together with you.