Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Does Success in Life Continue to Elude You?

By Hannah du Plessis

Are you too busy trying to make a living than designing a life?  Do you do what you love every day? Do you live your passion? If you don’t lead the life you would like to lead maybe you are doing something wrong.

If we liken our lives to a fruit or vegetable garden that we are busy growing, how are we doing it? Are you designing your garden taking care which plants go where, which are big and which should be in their shade? Or are you trying to grow strawberries from apple seeds? Do you just grab a handful of seeds and plant them anywhere?

This is indeed what we do when we are just trying to make a living. You try to use what you have. You try to get by on what you have been given; play the cards from the hand that you were dealt. This is a victim mentality.

To change your life you need to decide what you want, and then design your life accordingly. Are you happy earning what you are earning, or do you want more? Are you happy being a salary worker, or do you want to be in charge? Are you happy working for someone else, or do you want to have your own business?

It is quite difficult to know what you want. Many people never get there. They just go for the instant pleasures in life: Instant Gratification. Doing more than that will get them out of their comfort zone; They just keep on plodding along, making debt and paying it off and they never really get there.

However, you will not find a wealthy and therefore successful person who does not have a goal in life. What is your goal? What is your passion? Are you willing to sacrifice something for it? Are you willing to sacrifice a few Instant Gratifications for it? And that is all it takes!

Once you have your goal, you can work out how to get there. Congratulations: You have taken the first steps in designing the life you want. Imaging the goal: Imagine reaching it! How will you feel then? Successful? You Bet!

To Your Success!!

Books on being successful:

RISE...How to Be Really Successful at Work AND Like Your Life 

 How To Be Successful In Business

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