Live successful to be successful

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Now this thread might not be to everyones taste and that's okay! I am writing this because it appeals to people like myself! People who seek success in more areas of their life than just their career.

For me, success can be defined along the lines of "To have a healthy body, mind and a good lifestyle" or "To have a loving family and the money to live well" or even "To have financial freedom and to feel awesome on a daily basis".

Of course, how success is defined will be different for most people. There will obviously be the common values such as financial freedom and a good lifestyle but in general terms, it will be different.

As I said above, for me success is a range of things in different areas of my life. I want to have a good body, I want to be in good health, I want to have a clear mind and I wouldn't say no to some extra money in the savings. I will be truthful with you, at this present moment in time I am not achieving the level of success I would like in any of those areas of my life.

However, I am working on them! I have been getting my "butt" out of bed at early hours of the morning to go for a run and to practise some meditation. I have been putting in the extra hours to get some tasks checked off the list.

I am spending time throughout the day the way I would in my dream lifestyle. Sadly, for many that is not the case, I hear on a daily basis people tell me things like "Once I am successful I will start running" or "Once I am successful I will eat healthier".

That's some crazy talk there, I often reply with "Oh so once you are successful you will have more time for these things". Usually, they will say "Exactly!". Surely their version of success consists of lots of fun time and not that much work.

That's not correct, they are just making excuses! True success is not easy, it takes a lot of work and a lot of determination. Stop with the excuses!

"Stop delaying things till tomorrow and start living your dream lifestyle today! Because tomorrow never comes" by Unknown.

That quote hits the nail with the hammer! It's exactly right! If anything, when you are at your ideal level of success, you will have less time and more possible excuses!
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    "As I said above, for me success is a range of things in different areas of my life. I want to have a good body, I want to be in good health, I want to have a clear mind and I wouldn't say no to some extra money in the savings. I will be truthful with you, at this present moment in time I am not achieving the level of success I would like in any of those areas of my life."

    if you are alive all these things are good enough .. what you mhould express is that you want better ..

    i am comming from a few years ago being depressed suicidal..and destroyed on many if not all sectors of life.. depleted spiritually emotionally..beaten down mentally .. physicaly in pain .. spiritually.. etc ..

    the only thing you can do is accept where you are but work to get a little better day by day .. or even if you slide you accept that it is always in your power to improve somehow ..

    i am still working on it financially thing are bad but i need only a small amount of money a few thousand dollars to prime the pump ..

    but i have had to work on many issues of self worth ..unrelated to money .. i am eating better ..because i have worked on becomming a really good cook getting better day by day meal by meal..trying new things..and by eating better .. even without cutting food intake i am getting in better shape losing weight ..slowly.. and i can get in blissfull states without meditation..

    its hard and takes effort.. but it is so much harder not doing it
    • Profile picture of the author TheDreamerSpot
      Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

      "As I said above, for me success is a range of things in different areas of my life. I want to have a good body, I want to be in good health, I want to have a clear mind and I wouldn't say no to some extra money in the savings. I will be truthful with you, at this present moment in time I am not achieving the level of success I would like in any of those areas of my life."

      if you are alive all these things are good enough .. what you mhould express is that you want better ..

      i am comming from a few years ago being depressed suicidal..and destroyed on many if not all sectors of life.. depleted spiritually emotionally..beaten down mentally .. physicaly in pain .. spiritually.. etc ..

      the only thing you can do is accept where you are but work to get a little better day by day .. or even if you slide you accept that it is always in your power to improve somehow ..

      i am still working on it financially thing are bad but i need only a small amount of money a few thousand dollars to prime the pump ..

      but i have had to work on many issues of self worth ..unrelated to money .. i am eating better ..because i have worked on becomming a really good cook getting better day by day meal by meal..trying new things..and by eating better .. even without cutting food intake i am getting in better shape losing weight ..slowly.. and i can get in blissfull states without meditation..

      its hard and takes effort.. but it is so much harder not doing it
      For many it takes hitting rock bottom to truly make change in their life. We all live with certain circumstances, some considered to be worse than others, but we knew what we were getting ourselves into when we chose to incarnate into this Life. You are strong enough to push through, otherwise you wouldn't be here right now!

      "Problems will not go away until they teach you what is meant to be learned."

      Keep pushing man. You can do it.
    • Profile picture of the author Bayo
      Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

      ...its hard and takes effort.. but it is so much harder not doing it
      I hear ya - This is a truly educational post and thanks for sharing.

      The last part I quoted above, was what jumped out at me and made me go back and re-read what you wrote.

      On the topic of success I made a post where I shared a relevant piece of content on the topic of success. In that one, success (which has a personal definition for each one of us) was defined in a way that, when taken on board, makes ;success' more realistic and achievable.

      You and anyone else interested, can find the post and the thumping definition of success here

      Stay together and stay strong!

      BAYO
  • Profile picture of the author TheDreamerSpot
    Damn right, my friend! You sir, are on your way to doing great things!

    This is exactly how I live my Life. I give my all in everything I do, constantly improving myself in every aspect. Reach your limits, then push beyond them!

    This is exactly why I say success and failure are both habits. If you allow yourself to fail all the time, it becomes a habit and you become content with giving less than what you know you are capable of. You constantly procrastinate which leaves you idling through life without any goals, purpose or direction.

    If you make success your habit, then everything you do in your Life is done to your fullest potential. Everything.

    "Greatness is something you do, not something you are."

    I live by this every single day.

    Thanks for the great post, my friend. I have one very similar on my blog. My link is in my sig. Check it out
    • Profile picture of the author Joe Crosbie
      Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

      "As I said above, for me success is a range of things in different areas of my life. I want to have a good body, I want to be in good health, I want to have a clear mind and I wouldn't say no to some extra money in the savings. I will be truthful with you, at this present moment in time I am not achieving the level of success I would like in any of those areas of my life."

      if you are alive all these things are good enough .. what you mhould express is that you want better ..

      i am comming from a few years ago being depressed suicidal..and destroyed on many if not all sectors of life.. depleted spiritually emotionally..beaten down mentally .. physicaly in pain .. spiritually.. etc ..

      the only thing you can do is accept where you are but work to get a little better day by day .. or even if you slide you accept that it is always in your power to improve somehow ..

      i am still working on it financially thing are bad but i need only a small amount of money a few thousand dollars to prime the pump ..

      but i have had to work on many issues of self worth ..unrelated to money .. i am eating better ..because i have worked on becomming a really good cook getting better day by day meal by meal..trying new things..and by eating better .. even without cutting food intake i am getting in better shape losing weight ..slowly.. and i can get in blissfull states without meditation..

      its hard and takes effort.. but it is so much harder not doing it
      What I ment by the thread, is I am not at the level I want to be in those areas but I am making the effort to work towards them! I don't think I explained that very well, apologies on my behalf.

      Great to hear you are feeling better and are working on your dream life! Keep at it man and you will be there in no time!

      Originally Posted by TheDreamerSpot View Post

      Damn right, my friend! You sir, are on your way to doing great things!

      This is exactly how I live my Life. I give my all in everything I do, constantly improving myself in every aspect. Reach your limits, then push beyond them!

      This is exactly why I say success and failure are both habits. If you allow yourself to fail all the time, it becomes a habit and you become content with giving less than what you know you are capable of. You constantly procrastinate which leaves you idling through life without any goals, purpose or direction.

      If you make success your habit, then everything you do in your Life is done to your fullest potential. Everything.

      "Greatness is something you do, not something you are."

      I live by this every single day.

      Thanks for the great post, my friend. I have one very similar on my blog. My link is in my sig. Check it out
      Good to hear you liked it! Thanks for your kind words! I like think of myself on a good path to success! I try to believe it before it happens and focus on applying "The Law of Attraction" to it!

      I am a firm believer that everyone was cut from the same cloth, some were more fortunate than others in their upbringing but we all have the same amount of potential. It is up to us then how we live our lives!

      I agree totally with both success and failure being habits. Failure or "The Easy Path" as it could be described in this case, keeps people in their comfort zones and I think thats why so many of us are happy with it! However success on the other hand requires us to push ourselves to the limits, to step out of our comfort zone and confront our fears.

      I really like that quote by the way! Keep up the good work and I will be sure to check out your blog!
  • Profile picture of the author top tier enterprises
    If you haven't read the book "Think and Grow Rich" you should. It's a classic that everyone should read. All successful people have something in common: desire that drives them to success. If you visualize what you want, your desire will make you succeed.
    • Profile picture of the author Heart Cardio
      Originally Posted by top tier enterprises View Post

      If you haven't read the book "Think and Grow Rich" you should. It's a classic that everyone should read. All successful people have something in common: desire that drives them to success. If you visualize what you want, your desire will make you succeed.
      I have heard many talk about this book. I have not yet read it but maybe it is time to set some time aside and do that.
  • Profile picture of the author dad2four
    I believe success is to be chased.

    Sure, every once in a while we catch it, and for a brief moment, we need to take the time to appreciate it and enjoy it, but then it's time to raise the bar.

    It's important to recognize it IMHO because by realizing this fact we realize that we have already achieved a level of success.

    We will always want more, it's what makes us human. If we are strong, we will want to be stronger. We can always be smarter, happier, healthier, this gives us something to chase.

    I'm learning this as I have achieved a ton in my life. Everything I have set my mind to I have made happen. Some were easier than others but they have all happened. Yes there were bumps along the way.

    Right now, I have huge goals in front me. Right now, I feel like they will never happen. This is why it's important to recognize that I've been here before but I made it happen. As impossible as the goals I have in front of me seem, I have confidence that they can come to fruition.
    • Profile picture of the author Joe Crosbie
      For many it takes hitting rock bottom to truly make change in their life. We all live with certain circumstances, some considered to be worse than others, but we knew what we were getting ourselves into when we chose to incarnate into this Life. You are strong enough to push through, otherwise you wouldn't be here right now!

      "Problems will not go away until they teach you what is meant to be learned."

      Keep pushing man. You can do it.
      I agree with that very much! I think it's because people take their life for granted and it's when something throws them way out of their comfort zone that they realise success is inevitable! Great words there man!

      Originally Posted by top tier enterprises View Post

      If you haven't read the book "Think and Grow Rich" you should. It's a classic that everyone should read. All successful people have something in common: desire that drives them to success. If you visualize what you want, your desire will make you succeed.
      I do have it on my iPad and I have yet to read it! I am currently reading "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People", that too is an awesome book! Thanks for the suggestion man!

      Originally Posted by dad2four View Post

      I believe success is to be chased.

      Sure, every once in a while we catch it, and for a brief moment, we need to take the time to appreciate it and enjoy it, but then it's time to raise the bar.

      It's important to recognize it IMHO because by realizing this fact we realize that we have already achieved a level of success.

      We will always want more, it's what makes us human. If we are strong, we will want to be stronger. We can always be smarter, happier, healthier, this gives us something to chase.

      I'm learning this as I have achieved a ton in my life. Everything I have set my mind to I have made happen. Some were easier than others but they have all happened. Yes there were bumps along the way.

      Right now, I have huge goals in front me. Right now, I feel like they will never happen. This is why it's important to recognize that I've been here before but I made it happen. As impossible as the goals I have in front of me seem, I have confidence that they can come to fruition.
      Very powerful words there buddy! I really like that as humans, we always want more. It keeps us healthy!

      I know that I need to slow down and appreciate things more, and you have just reminded me of that!

      It's great to hear that you have experienced success and I am sure that your brief post will inspire others! I know for me, reading through success stories is a great source of motivation!

      Regarding goals appearing like walls too high to climb. I often find that when something appears to difficult or impossible, if I carefully analyse them and break it down into little chunks. It becomes much easier and it feels that I am making much more progress which helps keeps me motivated!
  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    oh there was a lot os substance to the 12/21/12 ..thing.. but it wasn't about one single day ..the allignment started about 18 years ago ..just about when the internet was releaed to public use ..

    the old world and the energy that fueled it was based on seperation and isolation ..on every level ..in ancient times it was the heavens seperated into many gods.. then funneled down to man .. now we treat functions of our bodies like separate entities ....

    no the energy we are getting .. is more about seeing thing connected ..and pringing things together .. in the last few months ..i personally have had this non duality consiousness setting in.. seeing things not as good or bad.. but seeing how they fit into the long term progression of my life and it's growth .. it is odd ..
  • Profile picture of the author Patho
    I can totally agree with what your saying Pal...
    Procrastination can be a real pain in the ass long term
  • Profile picture of the author kellyyarnsbro
    Fits to my taste, lol. Really it does, you nailed it down straight to my head. Success isn't an easy thing to do or have. It is on your personal defination of what success really is, people may have look at you as a successful person but inside of you and you yourself can see that you haven't become what you wanted to be yet.
  • Profile picture of the author skyjoe76
    I love your post. I can totally relate to what you shared. Only if I get this/that, then I'll be successful. Until I took up a life coaching program 2 years ago which shifted what I thought success is.

    Every little things that we do daily is already success. I went to the gym today, I'm successful regardless I pump up some rippling muscles. I turned my focus to the effort rather than the outcome. This shifted my whole being.
    • Profile picture of the author Joe Crosbie
      Originally Posted by kellyyarnsbro View Post

      Fits to my taste, lol. Really it does, you nailed it down straight to my head. Success isn't an easy thing to do or have. It is on your personal defination of what success really is, people may have look at you as a successful person but inside of you and you yourself can see that you haven't become what you wanted to be yet.
      Thats good! I was worried that some people might take offence to it since it could be classes as being "Rude" but luckily everyone seems who has commented seems to have enjoyed it! It is very true that Success is easy and I think its only when we accept the fact that it's going to be difficult that the work that comes with success becomes enjoyable! I totally agree with you man!

      Originally Posted by Patho View Post

      I can totally agree with what your saying Pal...
      Procrastination can be a real pain in the ass long term
      Thats very true, and I find that the first hurdle is the hardest and is normally what puts people off making the range. I always describe action as an object that needs to gather momentum. Its similar to a wheel, the hardest part is always going to be getting the wheel moving, it then takes determination to keep it rolling!

      Originally Posted by Bayo View Post

      I hear ya - This is a truly educational post and thanks for sharing.

      The last part I quoted above, was what jumped out at me and made me go back and re-read what you wrote.

      On the topic of success I made a post where I shared a relevant piece of content on the topic of success. In that one, success (which has a personal definition for each one of us) was defined in a way that, when taken on board, makes ;success' more realistic and achievable.

      You and anyone else interested, can find the post and the thumping definition of success here

      Stay together and stay strong!

      BAYO
      Great stuff Bayo, glad to see that you found it of interest!

      I will be sure to check out your post now! The definition of success you gave is identical to mine! It's great to see so many powerful positive influences on this Forum! At times, it seems that this forum is very negative but this thread and some of the others I have read over the last couple of days have truly changed my opinion on it!

      Have a great day!

      Originally Posted by skyjoe76 View Post

      I love your post. I can totally relate to what you shared. Only if I get this/that, then I'll be successful. Until I took up a life coaching program 2 years ago which shifted what I thought success is.

      Every little things that we do daily is already success. I went to the gym today, I'm successful regardless I pump up some rippling muscles. I turned my focus to the effort rather than the outcome. This shifted my whole being.
      Good to hear buddy! Your opinion on success is very good! Good stuff that you made the choice to improve your life! I admire you for that!

      You are certainly on your way to success, I read a fascinating quote not too long ago that was something along the lines of "Regular periods of little action is much better than a little bit of irregular action". I can't remember the exact phrase but it was something similar to that! I think it is very suiting to personal development!

      Good luck with your fitness goals!
  • Profile picture of the author wendigital13
    I totally understand this. I am an industrial hygienist by trade but I am consistently working from home to ad additional revenue to my lifestyle. Way to tell it.

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