“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”- Michel de Montaigne
Aristotle said, “knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”
Do you know yourself? Do you know what you want? Do you know who you really are?
It is important to connect with your true self. Many people are just wandering around without a clear understanding of who they really are. If you don’t meet your true self, if you don’t know who you are, if you don’t know what you want, how are you going to find greatness in life?
Let us face it. If you don’t know who you really are, it is going to be a big challenge to get anything of value done in your life. One of the reasons you exist is to get things done, is to live a fulfilled life, is to grow, is to expand. But if you don’t know what you want and who you are, how are you going to pursue greatness?
What does it mean to meet your true self?
Knowing and meeting your true self is important if you are to succeed in life. Your true self is your inner self. Your true self is your real self. This is the self you want to nurture if you are to succeed.
When you connect with your true self, life becomes easier to navigate. When you meet your true self, choices become easier to make. When you meet your true self, it becomes clear what you really want out of life. When you meet your true self, you start believe in yourself, you become fearless, you start to trust yourself more than before, and you are ready to take risks.
Your true self is who you are. Don’t try to be someone you are not. It is better to fail being yourself than to succeed being another person. Your life is yours, so enjoy it.
Fear is real. Don’t let fear stop you from living your life. One of the best ways you can face your fear is knowing that it is there. Fear has stopped people from doing anything in life. If you want to succeed, you must face your fear. You must learn how to live with it.
Again, don’t let fear stop you from becoming the real you. Let us look at some amazing quotes that will help you face your fears.
“The one thing worse than a quitter is the person who is afraid to begin.”- Jim Rohn
“Being aware of your fear is smart. Overcoming it is the mark of a successful person.”- Seth Godin
“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”- Marie Curie
“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.”- George Addair
“To fight fear, act. To increase fear, wait, put off, postpone.”- Dr. David J. Schwartz
“To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every now accepted was once eccentric.”- Bertrand Russell
“Do what you fear and fear disappears.”- Dr. David J. Schwartz
“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.”- Les Brown
“What we fear of doing most is usually what we most need to do.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.”- B. Spinoza
Successful people know what unsuccessful people don’t know.
In the words of Colin Powell, “There are no secrets to success. It is a result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”
Success is not about material possessions. Success is about you and how you conduct yourself. How you do your daily business. What is success to you is not success to the next guy.
Success comes to those who attract it. If you
attract success, if you do the right things, if you work hard, success will
visit you, too.
The question here is: “Why are some people
“Why are others not so successful?” What are the
Is there any secret to success? If there is, how
can we find it?
What is it that the successful people know that the rest of us are missing? What did they do that made them super successful?
Are they doing what the rest of us are doing? Or,
Are they doing something differently that the rest
of us are not paying attention to?
Let us look at some of the things that successful
people are doing right that the rest of us are missing.
people are courageous.
Successful people are courageous people. They are scared of the unknown, but they never stop pursuing their dreams. They don’t allow fear to stop them from achieving their dreams. They know that without courage, nothing will happen. They look fear in the eye and keep going. They never stop moving.
“Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.”- Baltasar Gracian
people embrace mistakes.
Successful people know that without mistakes they are not going anywhere. When you make mistakes, it shows you are learning. It shows you are progressing. It shows you are doing the right thing. Don’t be scared to make mistakes. It is part of your journey to success. Embrace it. Learn from it. Move on.
“To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.”– Plutarch, Greek Roman biographer
people know what they want.
Successful people know what they want and how to get it. It is easier to succeed if you know what you want. If you know what you want to achieve in life, it is easier for you to go about achieving it. But if you don’t know, you won’t know how to get it. Know what you want, assess the situation, plan, take action, and measure your progress. If you don’t like your results, change what you are doing.
“If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.”– Seneca The Younger
people trust themselves.
Successful people trust themselves, even when they don’t know what they are doing. They believe in themselves. They believe in what they are doing. Success starts with self-belief. If you want to be successful, YOU MUST BELIEVE IN YOURSELF. Self-belief gives you courage, confidence, hope, and determination to pursue your dream. You must believe in yourself if you are to succeed. If you don’t believe in yourself, no one will believe in you. No matter what you are going through, don’t make excuses, just believe in yourself, and you will be a victor.
“Trust in what you do, continue to do it, and it will take you where you need to go.”- Natalie Goldberg, Zen practitioner
To be successful, you must do the right thing. You
must work hard and smart. You must look fear in the eye and say, “I am a