A successful life is not about money, not about material possessions; it is about how you live your life. It is about your relationships with people. It is about the way you treat other people. It is about love. It is happiness. It is about passion. It is about choices.
How to create and live a successful life:
Be grateful. Gratitude brings more things to celebrate. It is very important to celebrate what we have. The more you appreciate what you have, the more you will get to celebrate. If you don’t celebrate what you have, you will not have more to celebrate. Small or big, learn how to appreciate everything. Marcus Tullius said, “Gratitude is not only the greatest virtues, but the parent of all others.” If you want more, celebrate more.
Take charge of your destiny. Your destiny is in your own hands. You can create or destroy your future by what you are doing right now. Your destiny is in today. It starts right here. If you want to have a better tomorrow, don’t take care of today, take charge of today. Dag Hammarskjold said, “We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours.” That is right. We construct our lives every day. If you want a better tomorrow, start designing today. If not, there is no tomorrow.
Enjoy what you have. A successful life is about enjoying what you have, not complaining about what is missing. We have a lot to be happy about, but we don’t see them. We don’t celebrate them. Instead, we are worrying about what is not there. If your focus is on what is not there, how can you see what is there? In order to see what is there, you must pay attention to it. If not, you will never find it. According to Bo Bennett, “Success is about enjoying what you have and where you are, while pursuing achievable goals.”
Know where you are going. If you want to achieve success in your life, you must know where you are going. You must have a clear plan. It is not a guarantee, but have one. Don’t chase people’s dreams. Chase your own dreams. Success comes from doing your own thing. Failure comes from doing other people’s things. If you want to be successful, pursue your own dreams. Lewis Carroll said, “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there.”
You can earn anything. You can earn anything. You can do anything if you put your mind to it. Believe in yourself. It is time to start doing. If you don’t do, you won’t get. You can’t move. You can’t grow. If you want to grow, you must do something to change yourself.
“Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.”– Miquel De Cervantes
Prepare. The key to success is preparation. If you want to succeed, learn how to prepare. Miquel De Cervantes said, “To be prepared is half the victory.”
Success is within your reach, but you have got to work for it. Are you ready?