How to be successful in what matters most?
This is a question I ask myself often.
The reason is because I don’t want to get to the end of my life only to look back and realize I wasted it pursuing success in areas that don’t matter. I want to live it forward in the areas that truly matter most!
That’s why these questions in a recent issue of Success Magazine caught my attention:
- What single force can shape our success or our failure?
- What one power do we have that, if used correctly, can practically guarantee our success?
Success…true success…is more than fame, fortune, or power. It’s more than arriving at a certain place or position in life. It’s more than the accumulation of possessions, awards, and trophies. None of these things are bad and often they accompany true success. Yet to equate these things with true success is both shortsighted and unhealthy because one can gain all these things and never experience true success.
True success is about living right. It’s about being the best you that you can be no matter what life brings your way. It’s about character. It’s about integrity. It’s about doing the right thing even when no one else is around. It’s about E+R=O.
True success is also about serving others and adding value. It’s about making the world a better place by using your skills, abilities, passions, and personality in a manner that’s uniquely you.
Most Fridays mean a Just For Fun video, picture, or thought on the Live It Forward blog. Not today! We’re still doing a video, but today is all about your road to success.
Ever feel stuck on your road to success? Worse…ever feel like you’ve hit a dead end? Even worse than that…ever feel like you’ve taken a u-turn and instead of traveling the road to success, you’re journeying down the path to failure?
Here’s a creepy, but well-worth-the-read key to success. Allow me to take you to a special place of imagination. Think of this as envisioning, if you will. Again, it’s a creepy sort of envisioning, but it will likely end up being a key to success for you in both your life and career.
Since you’re reading this, I cannot ask you to close your eyes, but I will ask that you read slowly…stopping ever so often to allow the scene I’m about to describe to become vivid in your mind. So, don’t just read what I’m about to say. Feel it. Touch it. See it.