We often beat ourselves thinking that we have not achieved our dreams. We stare at the successes of others and regret over the fact that we never really got what we wanted!
We feel utterly discouraged and disappointed.
But that’s not always the case, we often confuse a particular period of lull in our careers as a failure.
Here are some signs that prove you’re more successful than you might think you are:
- If you know or are on the road to figuring out how you can make enough money to stay alive, you are successful. The more you are aware of your own income-generating potential, the more successful you are. If you have a great job right now but no idea what you’d do if the job disappeared, you cannot consider yourself successful as a new-millennium working person — because you are too vulnerable to changing circumstances in that case.
- If you know what you love to do and what you’re good at, you are successful. You are less successful if you let other people — bosses, in particular — tell you what your career path should be.
- You are successful if you faced failure once or twice and have bounced back. The real world is not going to stop surprising us. We all need to grow muscles to be able to handle adversity.
- You are successful if you take responsibility for your life and career. If you blame your problems on other people then you are still working to become successful.
- If you understand that every step of your path brought you to this place and therefore needed to happen, you are successful. If you waste your precious mojo worrying about things you did or didn’t do years ago, you are squandering the most precious fuel you’ve got.
- If you keep trying things even when you’re tired and discouraged, you are successful. If you give up and tell yourself and the world “This is too hard, and anyway I don’t deserve more than I have right now” you are still seeking success.
- You are successful if you find joy in little things and celebrate every triumph, even when other things in your life aren’t going well.
- You are successful when you remember that the point of life is the journey, not the destination.
- You are successful when you have people around you who support and love you and vice versa.
It is important to understand that success is not a quantitative thing but a qualitative experience that makes your life worthwhile.