5 Steps to Becoming Successful: Start Today

5 Steps to Becoming Successful

What is success? It’s really different for every one. For some, it’s money and for others it is power. Some people need simplicity and others want luxury. Knowing yourself and what truly makes your heart feel happy, peaceful and content is the first step on the path to success. We must have a sense of purpose to be happy and this purpose changes throughout our lives. It’s a journey, and most of the time the ride is the best part! I am going to share the most important 5 steps to becoming successful and the best part is you can start TODAY!

Nothing feels as good as accomplishment. It’s really true. Becoming successful doesn’t happen overnight. When it does come, it happens quickly and all of your hard work and dedication will finally be recognized. Are you ready for this kind of success?

5 Steps To Becoming Successful

1.  Ask yourself, “What do you have control over?”

  • Perception
  • Attitude
  • Behavior

Your perception of life eventually forms your attitude, which then forms your behavior. Life is a wonderful mystery, as we don’t know what the future holds. It’s important to enjoy the present and let go of the past and the future. What are you going to do to be relevant?  Start taking small steps now for a brilliant future to unfold.

2. Attachment and Flexibility

We have a tendency to attach ourselves to jobs, money and material worldly things. They all seem important, right? Why not attach yourself to creativity or your passion instead? When we place an importance on worldly material things, we don’t have time to focus on the gifts God has given us. We are born to succeed and to use these gifts for a greater good. Try attaching yourself to something that isn’t fleeting. Flexibility is important especially in the face of loss. If you only feel good and comfortable when you are in control, you’re not alone. Try to become more flexible in your every day life and you may find you can start letting go a bit to unleash your pure potential.

3. Live with Humor and Choice.

Life is a playground, so have some fun. Of course, life can be unpredictable, challenging, sad, hard, brilliant, exciting and full of wonder. Enjoy the moments and the present. It’s easy to always want to figure out the formula for life and try to avoid painful experiences, yet sometimes the only way to learn is through pain. Years later you can have an ah-ha moment and it all makes sense why you needed to experience something difficult.

4. Love Yourself

An important tool is commitment to loving yourself. You absolutely must be your number 1 supporter.

  • Be enthusiastic about yourself
  • Commit to your mind, body and spirit
  • Use your intellect and talents

We have a commitment to our family, friends, coworkers, neighbors and community. This is great because after all, every creative event is a result of a team operation. Yet, somehow we often forget to commit to ourselves. Try meditating for 10 minutes every morning. It’s really remarkable what you can find out about yourself and your path. I got started with the Deepak Chopra Daily Meditations which I benefited from greatly. Or you can just sit, eyes closed, and let your mind be still. You will start to find a common theme pop in to your meditations. Add a little yoga and you will flourish from all of the wonderful mind, body and spirit nourishment for the day.

5. The Grass is Green Right Where You Are

The Alice in Wonderland syndrome is a human reality. It’s natural to find ourselves asking “Is this all there is?” and wondering if it’s better on the other side. Even if you’re in a difficult season of your life, know that it will pass. We can’t always design our lives or plan how everything will unfold. We can only plan the present. Be grateful for what you have and not what you don’t have. You don’t know what will follow from an action you take, but something will follow.

Paste these around your house and see how it changes your day!

  • I’ll start tomorrow
  • One more won’t hurt
  • I’m too tired
  • It’s not going to work out anyway
  • I’m too busy

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut and let your brain’s talk track go wild, but if you stick to doing something great even if it’s something so small, you will find a world of opportunity open up to you. Becoming successful doesn’t happen overnight, but it happens to those who are dedicated and passionate. Keep a positive attitude and trust that good things can and will come to your life. When preparation meets opportunity, people find success. Some think it’s good luck, but it’s much more than that. It’s a vision, actions, and living in the present. I encourage you to start thinking about what truly makes your heart sing and start taking the steps to achieve success and happiness in your life.

I would love to hear some success stories from you all, so please feel free to share!

xo,

Mama on the Glow