The keys to success in performance and emotional strength (Part One)

What does it take to be successful in life?

What success means to each of us is totally different. Success is ultimately about spending your life happily in your own way, realising that life is a gift and you are valuable. You are not in this world to live up to the expectations of others, nor should you feel that others are here to live up to yours. The goal should never be to create a perfect life, but to live an imperfect life in an amazing way.

There are key factors that can help us to create a successful life. Continuous learning is important to stay effective. Dedicate an hour a day to your chosen field and in five years you will be the master of it. Learning good social skills to build and maintain relationships is vital to making any progress in life as anything you want will involve other people.

Get your mind to be certain that you can make something happen & that somehow you will figure out a way. Success is no accident. Living an incredible life is no accident. You have to do it on purpose. It starts by knowing exactly what it is that you want to achieve.

Getting into the habit of setting out in writing your goals every day is essential as they set your direction and clarity is power. Knowing your reasons why you want to achieve something will galvanise you to take the action needed to make things happen. Know what kind of person you need to come in order to make it happen and then programme your mind to make it happen. Visualise what it will feel like once you’ve achieved your goals and really feel the emotion of that. The final ultimate success formula is to notice what you are getting and change your approach if necessary. Remember, J.K. Rowling, the author of Harry Potter, was rejected twelve times before getting published. Do not give up.

Mastering financial intelligence is one thing, but emotional intelligence is equally as important. Life is filled with disappointments, failures and screw-ups. At various stages, life is going to throw its muck at us, whether it’s parenting a difficult teen, starting our own business, coping with bereavement for example. When confronted with such challenges, having the emotional resilience to be able to keep trying and keep going is imperative.

The trick is not to be fearful of failure and fall into the trap of being tentative about life. Those that have been bought up in a sheltered environment, only ever given praise, risk putting so much pressure upon themselves to achieve in order to get the recognition and acceptance they crave, that they loose sight of all enjoyment and eventually hit burn out.

Consider the bigger picture of your actions and functions. Even the challenges you face are a gift, and it it doesn’t feel like it, you haven’t got to the end. `There are no negative emotions. Fear, frustration, hate, anger, guilt all serve a purpose if you look upon them as messages to act quickly to change the situation. Get incredibly curious as to what it has to offer you. What is the real message this emotion is giving you? To find out, read the next blog post coming soon! X

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