What is Success?
Being able to do what you want…when you want?
Living a “dream life” with mansions, luxury cars, exotic vacations, high dollar wardrobes…is this success??
Serving others and assisting them in achieving their goals and dreams?
I truly believe success is different for every person. Though I do know success can be achieved by each one of us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson described success…
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
My question to you is how are you going to be successful in your own life?
How are you going to leave the world a bit better?
How are you going to succeed in every aspect of your life… in your health… in your relationships… in your finances… in your spiritual growth?
That is the challenge we all face.
So let’s look at how we can succeed in those areas.
Health… you must be cognizant of the foods that will improve your health and the foods that will destroy your body. Fruits, vegetables, lean meats, fish, legumes, water, green tea, milk, eggs, honey are foods that need to be the foundation of your diet.
The next area of health is your ability to move your body on a regular basis. Find an activity you will actually do consistently. Walking, weight training, running, playing basketball with your buddies… I don’t care what it is… just do it on a regular basis.
Pretty simple… maybe not easy but very simple. Eat healthy foods and move your body!
Finances… identify a problem and create a solution. That is how you will create massive amounts of cash flow. We pay individuals major amounts of money if they can help remedy our problems… so again identify people’s problems and give them the solution.
Shift your focus on helping and serving others and the money will appear. Now you must make the decision to be paid richly for your service but once you make that shift in your mind… get ready for the transfer of wealth!
Relationships… “give” what you want from others! If you want people to respect you… respect them first. If you want people to love you… love them first. If you want people to be kind to you… be kind first!
That’s it… give… what you want to get!
Spiritual growth… the good Lord has a plan for your life…a divine destiny if you will.
To identify what that is… unplug from your Ipod and turn off the television. Ask the Lord what the plan is and listen. When you receive the divine inspiration… act on it!
You must take an active part in achieving your overall success.
Begin today planning for your success and get to it.
Remember to enjoy the journey and God Blesses You!
About the Author
Mr. Flinton has worked in public schools as a teacher, coach, school administrator and consultant. He is also the author of “Xtreme Teen Success… Empowering Principles to Ensure Every Child’s Success” and “The Science of Getting Rich for TEENS!”
For additional success strateies check out http://www.xtremeteenfitness.com