Flaming enthusiasm,

backed by horse sense and persistence,

is the quality that most frequently makes for


Dale Carnegie

Do you have friends or family members who have achieved some measure of success in their lives and you find yourself wishing that you could have the same? Do you find that you are envious of the people who seem to have everything they want? Most people experience these feelings periodically, but instead of allowing jealousy to consume you and make you feel miserable or negative, you need to find a way to create your own success. After all, you are the only person who can control how you define “success.” So instead of spending your time feeling jealous, you should spend your time filling your life with the successes you wish to achieve.

Creating Success for Yourself

Lots of people spend their lives wondering when success is going to magically fall from the sky and drop into their laps without having to do anything different. But, of course, it doesn’t happen that way. If, instead, people would spend less time dreaming and more time building, they would be much happier and success will be well within our grasp.

Rather than waiting passively for success to sweep you off your feet suddenly, isn’t it time to create your own version of success? When you are proactively taking steps each and every day, you have a much better chance of realizing and reaching your goals. After all, that is a far more productive approach than watching other people achieve success.

A great way to begin to create the successful life that you have conceived of is to start by setting clear, actionable goals. How do you want your life to be defined? What do you want to be doing a year from now, five years from now, or even ten years from now? What sort of goals can you set for yourself that will help keep you motivated, focused and moving in the right direction so that you can reach out and grab what you want?

You will want to be sure that the goals you set are attainable. The best way to do this is to start with shorter-term goals that can help you work toward your longer-term goals. This will help you move forward while building momentum without becoming overly discouraged. Additionally, it will help to keep your eye on the proverbial prize. If you set goals that are too ambitious or too grand, you may be more inclined to give up before you even really get started. Crank it down a notch. Small do-able steps as you make steady progress.

Build a “Success!” Attitude

Your attitude and thoughts help to determine your success. So, it is vitally important that they are congruent. If you continue to have some negative or self-defeating inner dialogs going on, it will be that much more difficult for you to achieve your goals. You cannot think negatively and positively at the same time! This is why it is helpful to use the power of positive affirmations to help propel you forward.

Having a handy list of affirmations can help you punch through those moments of self-doubt, envy, or even anger that you will feel along the way. Affirmations are simple thoughts. For example, you might say something to yourself like, ”Each simple, completed task propels me toward my success,” or, “I am worthy of great success.” These affirmations help to remind you of what your goals are and, in turn, remind you that you are indeed worthy of all that you desire!

Instead of sitting and stewing over what someone has achieved. Stop! Take a deep breath. Pen and paper in hand, write out what true success means to you. Then map out some action steps, and get your butt in gear! And don’t forget to celebrate the small victories along the way.

To your continued success!!

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