Success is the natural outcome of me being me.
Most of us have it as a goal to be successful. Yet success means different things to different people. It’s important that you define what success means to you. Otherwise, how can you know you’re on target to achieve it?
A few years ago I asked my Twitter followers to complete the phrase success is. Maybe some of their answers will resonate with you. I’d really enjoy hearing what success means to you in the comments below.
A HUGE thank you to my wonderful community of Twitter followers who always come through! Links to each of their Twitter profiles are provided, if you’d like to follow any of these amazing human beings.
- @devany91: Success is seeing someone you love happy.
- @norrman87: Success is challenging the status quo.
- @MiAmorBella: Success is yours when you choose to take responsibility for making it so.
- @KarenJanos: Success is confronting a fear and conquering it.
- @SusanLowry2: Success is meeting a goal you secretly thought you could never accomplish.
- @larryczerwonka: Success is anything that puts a smile on your heart.
- @ChurchofThomas: Success is Service.
- @carmelbeautee: Success is belief in yourself, the project at hand, hard work, perseverance, and excitement.
- @joytleen: Success is being peaceful and grateful with all you have and all you are.
- @OswaldObreg: Success is peace in you.
- @rohinkallat: Success is the path, not the goal.
- @ATM25: Success is not measured by worldly riches, instead by the indelible positive impressions you leave in the lives of ppl you come into contact with.
- @chilisweet: Success is when you’re content.
- @ETRFoundation: Success is impact. In yourself or others.
- @Dianae173: Success is being happy where you are while moving towards your goals.
- @kickofftopic: Success is feeling good about your accomplishments, even the tiniest ones.
Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you’re AWESOME!
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I firmly believe that success has no real dictionary definition. Success means what it means to you. For some it’s earning a high income. For others, it’s about having peace of mind. Health can be success. Raising great kids can be a success. Whatever you achieve that gives you the feeling of accomplishment spells success for you.
As you know, I love coining original quotes. As a writer, I know words have the power to inspire and ignite the fuse of action that can lead to your every dream.
Here are eight #Rayquotes about success.
Success is the process of overcoming all your buts.
A thousand setbacks can still spell success, when you refuse to quit.
Success never comes knocking on your door. Success comes knocking on your heart.
Let success flow from your heart, rather than to your head.
Success becomes your future, when failure becomes your teacher.
Success and failure are not outcomes. They are mindsets that become outcomes.
To live in a fear of failure is to live in a fear of success. For every mountain of success is built on a heap of failures.
Our message to the Universe is confused, when we desire success and yet despise the successful. Celebrate everyone’s success as you achieve yours.
Here are a
- Today and every day, success is in my DNA!
- My world is what I make of it and I CHOOSE to make is a successful place to be!
- My successes are expanding and multiplying every day.
- Today I convert my glimmer of hope into a super nova of success!
- Today and every day, I make time for career AND personal success!
- My success grows as I go.
- I see success even in my setbacks.
Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you ARE awesome!
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There are many mental traps you can fall into that can limit your pursuit of your dreams. One of the most common and believable is, “It’s too late.” My goal in the rest of this post is to convince you that’s not so!
25 It’s Never Too Late Quotes
Who told you it was too late? And more importantly, why did you choose to believe them?
So long as you have courage and a sense of humor, it’s never too late to start life afresh.
in the end you are the only one who can make yourself happy. More important, …it is never too late to find out how to do it.
No star is ever lost we once have seen. We always may be what we might have been.
~Adelaide Ann Proctor
As long as you’re breathing, it’s never too late to do some good.
It’s never too late to give up what you are doing and start doing what you realize you love.
It’s never too late. Don’t focus on what was taken away. Find something to replace it and acknowledge the blessing you have.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
It’s never too late to learn.
It’s never too late to mend your ways.
It’s never too late to be great.
Remember that it’s never too late and you’re never too old to get the body you were born to have.
I just want to show the world it’s never too late to get your diploma, and show kids they should stay in school and not wait until you’re old to get it.
I’m living the dream! I just want to tell actors and writers it’s never too late, and it can happen when you least expect it.
It’s never too late to take your heart health seriously and make it a priority.
It’s never too late to reclaim your inner diva and reclaim your inner strength.
Sometimes too late is just in time.
It’s never too late to take another path.
It’s never too late to give up your prejudices.
~Henry David Thoreau
It’s never too late to drop your beliefs and let your wounds heal.
There is nothing better in life than being a late bloomer. Success can happen at any time and at any age. You can have a spiritual awakening and discover a new side of yourself. And best of all, love can happen at any age.
You’re never too old, never too bad, never too late and never too sick to start from the scratch once again.
Live your life and forget your age.
~Norman Vincent Peale
Aging is a physical process, but age is a state of mind.
It matters only that you manifest your genius; it doesn’t matter when. It’s never too late or too early.
~Mark Victor Hansen
10 People Who Proved It’s Never Too Late
- Satchel Paige – denied his right to be among the elite pitchers in MLB history by the color barrier, Paige threw his first MLB pitch at age 42 and his last at 59.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder – the world-famous author of the “Little House” books didn’t have her first book published until she was 65.
- Gladys Burrill – competed in her first marathon at 86 and her last at 92.
- Susan Boyle – was 47 when she shocked the world on Britain’s Got Talent to become a global singing star.
- Peter Mark Roget – retired at 61 and always enjoyed making lists. At age 73, he published one of the most read books in the English language – Roget’s Thesaurus.
- Anna Mary Robertson – took up painting at 67 after her husband’s death. When she was 78, an art collector bought all her paintings. They were shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She became known to the world as “Grandma Moses.”
- Ronald Reagan – while today we think little of a candidate running for president in their 70s, Ronald Reagan took office in 1981 at the age of 69; considered ancient at the time. He’d run for president twice before and failed. He remains the oldest elected president at 73 Years 249 days and oldest serving president at 77 years 349 days.
- Colonel Harland Sanders – at 65, a penniless retired small-time restaurant owner took his “secret recipe” chicken on the the road looking for franchisees. The story goes he was rejected by more than 1000 restaurant owners before he found one in Salt Lake City. Within 10 years, Kentucky Fried Chicken became the world’s largest chicken restaurant chain.
- Ray Kroc – worked as a cup and milkshake machine salesman. One of his customers – the McDonald brothers – ran a hamburger joint that impressed him. At 59, he bought the company and turned into the world’s largest franchise before his death.
- Harry Bernstein – wrote more than 20 unpublished novels. At the age of 97, his autobiographical novel – The Invisible Wall – was published to critical acclaim. He followed that with two more books.
Well, I don’t know about you, but I’m fresh out of reasons why it’s too late to pursue my dreams. Let’s get to it!
Keep believing in a Better You and a better world, my friends.
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You might remember this photo finish back in the 2008 Olympics between American swimmer Michael Phelps and Serbian Milorad Cavic.
Watching the Olympics really highlights the narrow margin between greatness and near greatness when it comes to sports and life. But for a 1/100th of a second here or an extra step there, the winners and the “almosts” would be quite different. The message is that the margin of victory is small, but opportunities for success are many.
As I pointed out in one recent post, I really believe we are in a race of one. The world may appoint one person the “winner” and someone else the “loser”; but we really are in a pursuit of own highest potential. Winners and losers are an administrative detail.
Someone who works hard for years towards a goal is not a loser by any measure. They may not be labeled winner or victor, but they are an unqualified success.
There are many, many things that contribute to success. However, they can be broken down into five key ingredients that repeatedly create success.
- Talent – talent in a particular endeavor really is a baseline for success in that field. That’s not to say that you cannot derive satisfaction and happiness from painting even though you’ll never be Monet. You most certainly can! However, if your goal is success in a pursuit, it’s best to start with where your talent lies. Talent can be natural or developed.
- Motivation – all the talent in the world is nowhere without the motivation to develop it and advance it to a superior level. Motivation is a lot about excelling the talent and being willing to do the hard work. It’s also the mental part of the equation. Motivation is all about your thinking.
- Hard work – even in the age of electronic communication, social networking, and global media there is still no substitute for hard work. Success comes to talented, motivated, hard workers.
- A little help from your friends – it’s easy to see how this works in a team sport. A football team cannot win without a quarterback, offensive tackles, linebackers, punters, etc. Really, though, most high-level endeavors in life are a team effort. These Olympians we see winning medals have coaches, massage therapists, sponsors, and others that make it possible for them stand on that platform.
- Luck – there may be five really great sales professionals in a company, but only one is the top. Two great teams meet in The World Series every year, but only one great team becomes world champion. Sometimes you can have other four factors and it comes down to the way a ball bounces. Luck can be the deciding factor between individuals or teams that have done the other four. However, luck is overrated by many people who see all success as luck. It rarely is. Many people give up when luck goes against them. The key is to start right back with the motivation and start the process again. You were not the top sales person this time, but you can be next time. You can lose the Super Bowl by inches, but start again at training camp with the goal to get there again.
Follow your bliss. Experience your bliss. Become your bliss.
Ray Davis is the founder of The Affirmation Spot and an advocate for the potential of the human race. He’s the author of the breakthrough novel Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation – order your signed copy today at AATrilogy.com
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