What do you feel when you see someone driving a Bentley? Do you feel envy? Or, perhaps, curiosity about what that person does to own such a car? Or, perhaps, you believe that the owner needs your compassion and empathy thinking that only an insecure person will buy one?
Whatever you think and feel about the Bentley owner comes from your definition of success. The same goes for other things people might have; from great relationships to a big house, from a well-paid job to a happy marriage, from being a celebrity to belonging to a particular group/club.
Some people might want to impose on you, their idea of success; but, ultimately, your heart and mind know better what success means to you. Right?
The “23 Keys to Success in Life” infographic helps you to continue or start your success journey regardless of how you define success because the process of getting what you want is pretty much the same if you desire material things or spiritual ones.
23 Keys to Finding Success in Life Infographic Summary
If you’re wondering what are the constraints of your success, know that there aren’t any! Yes, perhaps, for different reasons (one of which is that maybe you don’t want to), you can’t become a rocket scientist, but surely you can be successful in many other different ways and fields. Are you not?
When a door is closing, another one is opening for you. When a way of doing things doesn’t work, you have dozens other options to try. When a limitation impairs your ability to move in one direction, a strength picks you up and moves you forward.
Success is a journey, not a one-time event; rarely comes by chance and even more rarely hides from you. You are the one building your success; no one is giving it to you, and no one can take it from you.
As illustrated in the “23 Keys to Success in Life” infographic, success is finding the balance between what you love doing, what you have to do and the people with whom you’re sharing your time, love and energy.
Being in balance doesn’t necessarily mean to have equal proportions for each area of your life. Being in balance can also mean:
- Dividing your attention fairly between what you want and what you need keeping your future in mind
- Readjusting, periodically, your priority list
- Allowing yourself to change your life purpose accordingly to your age and circumstances
- Understanding the power and importance of practicing compassion and self-compassion
- Valuing the teachings from your failures as much as you value the peace that comes from your achievements
- Treating yourself at least as respectfully as you treat strangers
Whatever success means to you, remind yourself why do you want to be successful? What is the success doing for you? How is changing the levels of your happiness, motivation, sense of personal freedom, and what legacy you leave behind? In what way is the success you want bringing out the best in you?
Infographic source: SelfImprovement.org