Probably, this is the million-dollar question, everybody wants to know.
What is the meaning of being successful?
Visualize this, you are entering a room, and suddenly, everybody stops what they are doing, and look at you in silence. For some people, being successful means, a lot of wealth and fame. We all love it when we are the center of attraction. You are smiling back at them broadly. For that to happen in reality, do you either have to be a celebrity or somebody famous and successful?
So, what is a success? Having met thousands of people in my entire life, from several countries I have concluded that success is just what we think. For some, success means money; it means fame and a good name.
It may mean transcendence to divinity. Successful people around you can enamour you with their learning. Especially when you are living in a world that is filled with pain and sorrow. They make you feel happy and validated.
They are brimming with new ideas and concepts and want to affect others setting an example with their life. Failures and setbacks do not hinder them one bit. Their energy and passion are contagious.
It transcends from them to us as their voice emanates from the inside, when they speak and the sparkle in their eyes, when you look at them. You are motivated by them instantly to do something useful in your life.
All the cobwebs of doubts, which was swirling in your mind, a few moments ago, when you spend a few moments with them. It is startling that people are willing to pay hundreds of dollars, just to attend seminars of motivational speakers.
It is simple, that successful people strive forward to become who they want to be, because they believe in themselves. They do things that do not over complicate their lives. When they are not good at something, they try to either better themselves in that, or look for an alternative and keep at it.
They do not sit idle waiting for the right moment to come. They keep on hustling and grinding themselves. Knowing that they are not flawless, they are humble enough to seek professional help if need be.
They are not afraid of facing failures because they know that failures are stepping-stones to success. They take it with the same spirit as a success. When they fail, they do not sit back, whine, and complain.
Rather, they bounce back immediately, analyze what went wrong, and go for it again, making sure not to repeat the same mistakes.
Why are unsuccessful people there in the world?
In spite of doing something useful, there are always going to be naysayers. In order to come out of that cave of dilemma, I feel that there can be only one reason.
These people tend to blame others for their failures. Nobody became successful overnight. They are what I like to peg as pessimists who tend to find fault in everything. Even if their day had gone peaceful, they would find something undesirable with somebody or work.
Hence, it is recommended that you avoid such people. They can annoy to say the least. Their conversations borders on the faults of other people. Their tone is negative and they spew hatred from their eyes always talking about problems in life and not solutions.
Little do they realize that every problem comes with a solution; however, they drag the past, think about the future, and not worrying about the present. You would be surprised to find out that even some rich people adorn that mentality.
Whose side are you in?
Remember, “Life is 10% the way you make it, and 90% the way you take it.”