The idea of being successful in life is usually quite appealing to the majority of people I know but very few succeed to the satisfactory level they wanted. Why is it so hard to achieve? What can I do to increase the chances of a successful life? and finally what really is success?
Why is it so hard to achieve
The reason most people do not succeed in their personal satisfaction achievements is mostly due to their drive. People often want things that are currently out of reach but its only those that go out and do what is necessary of them that achieve there ambitious satisfactions. Let's break this right down to something really simple: Lets say you really want a piece of cake but you have none at home and the nearest shop is over 4 miles away and your without a car. Most of the people I know would just give up on the cake and settle for unsatisfaction due it being more effort than its worth.
This is a really is the crutial message, how much is your satisfaction worth? Is it all about the time, distance and the cake? No, its not. Its about setting goals in your life you don't really feel the need to satisfy. Usually due the fact they are goals influenced by others and not necessarily goals of your own. A goal that you really set your heart on to achieve, is worth every single bit of your effort and you would give it gladly.
How can I increase the chances of a successful life?
There are many things you can do to increase the chances of success within your life. Happyness, Goals, Reasons, Drive & Persistance. What makes you happy? How long do expensive things make you happy for? What do you want from your life? By setting goals you actually wish to achieve you are more likely going to achieve them. Reasons why you wish to achieve such goals can be an influence. For some people such as myself fighting for something just for me sometimes isnt enough but fighting for success for not only yourself but a loved one can be a real boost of the effort and persistance you put in to be a success. Drive.. Get up, get on with it! If its worth figthing for then fight for it. Yes there may be hurdles along the way but a hurdle is mearly just on obstacle that needs to be overcome. Your diet and fitness also make a huge difference to your drive. dont think that spending 12hrs doing something will be more successful than spending 8hrs doing it whist keeping fit and eating well, because it wont. Eating, training and rest makes you made better desisions with your life and saves the unnecessary strain on yourself. Perstance is a major part of succeeding. My father used to tell me all sorts of crazy old sayings and as a young boy I never truly appreciated them but one of my favorite sayings he said was 'If you fall of the horse, get back on it or you will never ride it'. Thats life and it will help you achieve your goals. Never give up, if you want it enough its worth fighting for.
What really is success?
Well believe it or not success is actually succeeding in what you want most in your life that makes you happiest and trying to be successful in other peoples eyes if often destined to fail because it really isn't worth your effort. Some people spend there whole lives trying to be something or someone the don't actually want to be just because people expect it of them. Focus on what will make you happiest for the longest term and aim for that. Your brain works on chemicals and things that make you happy release a certain chemical called dopamine, this chemical is achievable by many things but is the 'treat' chemical which makes you feel happy. An expensive gift will release I high amount of dopamine at the time you first recieve it but will gradually become lower the more time you see it. This happends with almost everything so the key is to find something that keeps you happy, doesn't get boring and always feels like a treat.
💭 To get to the top of Mount Everest by climbing may be alot of effort but a helicopter trip to the top would only result in you getting to the top and enjoying the view for a few minutes and then wishing to come down due to bordem. Those that climb through blistering storms and fight for survival are those that will stay up at the top the longest.