Eating, living, and breathing success is what it takes to actually be successful. What this means is, your lifestyle needs to change in order to reach success.
The Reality Of Success
Many people don’t really care about their success in the way that they should. They aren’t actively looking for it. These are the people who talk about it when it’s convenient to them or when they have an audience. To be fair to some of those people, a couple of them could have plans for success but are never actioned. You need to do more than talk about success to make it happen, just like you need to create a game plan of how you’re going to reach your goal, and then follow it up with action in order to get anywhere.
Success In Different Aspects Of Life
Becoming successful and living a life that leads to success, is applicable to more than just work. Finding success is dependent on your goal and which part of your life you’re trying to improve. For example, outside of a work setting, if you wanted to be a more successful father, mother, brother, sister, your steps to reaching that goal would be different. You would need to allocate more time towards this goal, meaning your professional and personal lives might mix from time to time. Your game plan and actions will be up to you, but in order to be totally successful you would need to fully dedicate yourself and commit to this goal, this form of extreme ownership is what will push you to achieve your goals.
Success As A Lifestyle
Success is a full time gig. While it may be possible to chip away at the planning, the execution, and the possible hot fixes or recalibrations you might need to do along the way, while not fully investing yourself into it, you’ll always only be halfway in the door.
The easiest way to explain this is with a work example. If you aspire to reach a certain job title, you have to be focused on that goal. Arm yourself with knowledge, read books, watch videos, anything that you can do to improve yourself and further your progress. If you took 2 different people, someone who devoted all their time towards self improvement and working towards their goals, no matter what day it is, and someone who only gave partial effort towards their goal, without luck involved, the person who wakes up everyday and busts their ass will get to their goal faster.
While educating yourself or after, you should start actioning some of the things you learned. This step is critical because without action, success will never happen. This doesn’t mean you should slack when it comes to making plans, but don’t get hung up on overplanning. Inaction is the enemy of success and will hinder your progress.
So with the example of getting a promotion to a job you want, you have to plan it out and put in the work. Grind it out, if this means working weekends sometimes to get ahead of your goal, do it. Looking at it from a personal perspective, if your goal is to become healthier, grinding could mean working out when you don’t feel like it. Motivation is fleeting, so replace it with discipline. You’ll need the discipline to do what needs to be done even when you don’t want to, this goes for all goals but becomes more important with bigger, more complex goals.
The Wrap Up
If you want true success, you need to consider your actions on a daily basis. What do you need to succeed? Are you doing everything you can to improve yourself? Can you do anything to further your progress? Another note to think on, devoting all your effort to reaching success. If you really want to hit your goals and become successful, this is what you need to do, otherwise it just won’t happen.