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Why Is It That Most Individuals Want To Find Success But Do Not Know What It Really Is?

What is Success? We have asked that question over a few times and we get many challenging interpretations and it seems that we still do not have all the right answers. We know performance is a key ingredient.

Success according to the Dictionary:

• achievement of intentions- achievement of something planned or attempted
• something that turns out well – something planned and turned our well as intended
• fame or fortune, money

Thesaurus Definition:

• accomplishment
• achievement
• arrival
• good luck
• fortune
• fruition
• profit
• favorable outcome
• prosperous
• effective
• triumphant

We could name more terminology but we have enough to elaborate with these. I like the Thesaurus definitions because it is inclusive of more things than just something planned, money or fame. We have good fortune, good luck, favorable outcomes; we are effective and even victorious, everyday in our life. Therefore success is not something that is unattainable. It is about accomplishments, achievements and sometimes appears to be good luck. Sometimes I think people think they will never be successful because they defining success as something it is not; and they are actually achieving the definitions listed under Thesaurus in some area of their life.

I am not one to believe that success is much about good luck. Successful Living is a part of life that you get the reward of your labor. Success is about your plans, what you seek and how hard you strive to accomplish your desires. You work toward something, not to the finish line as it takes time to get there; if there is a termination . It is said that Success if a Journey. If one makes reasonable goals and if you work toward achieving them, they should be achievable, one at a time. Of course we humans desire to have more material things; and live well but that is not the essence of really living well. This is not all bad by any means, but it is not the most important approach to becoming successful. There are times that we do not reach what we set out to; these are the times we have back up and start over and find what did not work and possibly why.

The essence of living well is living within our financial abilities and feeling good about where we are. It seems when people get into trouble it is because they have reached beyond what they can afford. Success is about fruition….fulfillment, which can mean that we are fulfilled passionately and are happy with our life. Success is making sure we have our priorities straight. We know that Success consist of many areas of our life; not just in the financial or career area.

If success could be fully achievable all at some point; we would see people saying; okay, I have all it all, I don’t need anything further. I am done, now I can sit back and relax.

I do not believe that success materializes like this. I believe that success is something we walk toward, strive at, keep reaching for in all areas of our life and receive it gradually. In other words; we finally get the kids in college, we finally have them graduate, we have the college education paid for, we have our house paid for, we are going on that dream vacation and someone is working toward being VP of my company. Success is goals we reach for one step at a time. Each one is a victory which has come from hard work and dedication.

Success is not all about getting to be the President of Google. It is about getting to where we are inspired with our progress toward our goals within our family, our friends, our faith and our careers. It is not all about wealth.


Four Simple Rules For Creating The Life You Want

Recently I was listening to a conversation between Eben Pagan and his mentor Wyatt Woodsmall and gleaned a few nuggets on the age old question – what does it take to create the life you want.

Here they are:

1) Know your outcome - Most people have no clue what they want. If they do at all it is about wanting to remove something negative such as how to get rid of a person or how to get rid of smoking etc. The movie ‘The Secret’  is all about creating the right want. You need to want to create something positive.

Wyatt advises us to remain conscious and alert at all times so as to guard against negative wants and negative thinking.

2) Develop the sensory acuity to determine on the basis of evidence what is working and what is not working. Most people actually don’t do this and instead indulge in wishful thinking.

3) Flexibility - If something you do is not working the way you want then change it. Do something else. I was struck by what Wyatt said next “The world is conquered not by might but by change”. Do not work harder instead try something new.

4) ACTION – If all you do is read and listen then nothing is going to happen. Take action.


Every Problem Contains Within It An Opportunity – My Personal Experience

I am thrilled to pieces.

I installed a wordpress blog on my website ebook-of-the-week.com without a hitch.

How I came to this is a small story by itself.

Before today I had a blog called ‘www.foolandhisblog.com.’ It was hosted on blogger.com and I paid 10 dollars per year to Google for the domain name.

It was very easy to setup a blog on blogger but blogger was not an open and flexible platform.  Also my blog did not integrate with my website ebook-of-the-week.com.

Nevertheless I stayed put with it because … it was comfortable. Sounds familiar:)

Well remaining true to the ‘fool’ part of my blog title, I let my domain expire. When I finally logged into the google admin panel to renew my domain … it was gone!

The name was available for all and sundry just one year ago and within one day of the domain registration expiring, it was gone.

My blog is definitely small potatoes, very small, but it had accumulated a presence on the web thanks to directory submissions,  authority links, a small RSS distribution list,etc.

Now it was gone.Losing the domain name was painful, very painful.

But look where I ended up now.I finally have a blog on my website. This will help improve the SEO (search engine) rankings of my website. And now I use WordPress a platform that I always wanted to use but was too lazy before. Last but not least I save 10 dollars per year in domain registration.

I remember hearing somewhere that every problem contains within it an opportunity. This was a great lesson in that principle and just the right kind of a post for a blog titled “Things That Teach Us”