Do you want to know the 5 signs that you are already successful?
Everybody wants to be successful in life but few really actually do what it takes to become successful.
Most people associate success with money. But a great man once said that success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal. A person is successful if he does what he wants to do. Many people, including myself – once upon a time – used to think that a successful person is that person that has a lot of money, lives in a big mansion and drives an exotic car. But after a while, after reading some books on success and the successful lives of great men and women, I realized that success is not directly proportional to money or other material things.
I know of a man who owns a business and by all means the business was supposed to be “successful” but that was not his main concern. His concern was his children. His dream, his definition of success was seeing his children attend the best schools in town and graduate well with the entire arsenal they need to survive in the world.
I use to say that he could do better with his business because the business was just barely surviving, but he was contented with how things were and was only concerned with his children’s education and well-being.
Now most of us may not agree with his definition of success but we need to know that success is a lot of things in a package. Success is peace of mind, contentment and also not wanting much.
5 Signs You Are Already Successful?
You Have a Plan for Your life
Most people have no plan for their lives and are just meandering around. I noticed that having a plan for your life in the long run makes you happy and reduces the amount of time you may spend trying this and that without the necessary structure and foundation you need.
You Achieve Those Plans
If you continuously achieve those plans that you set for yourself you will be happy about the direction your life is going because you consciously choose it and this makes you a success.
You don’t feel the need to make everyone happy
One major recipe for disaster and drastic unhappiness is the urge to try to please everyone. No matter what you do or who you try to please there will always be some people who will not like you for some reason, others will not like the things you do even if you are not hurting them or anyone.
One big concern is wondering what your family members think about you and how you can please them. Even family members envy other family members and there’s nothing you can do about it. If you try to make all of them happy you will just end up making yourself unhappy.
You surround yourself with great people
“Show me your friends and I’ll tell you who you are” and “you are the sum of your five closest friends” are sayings that completely summarize the kind of person you are or you’ll become because of the kind of people you hang out with. If your friends are the kind of people that brings out the best in you then you are already a success but if you have toxic friends, you should consider changing them.
You are in good health
Without health all the money in the world wouldn’t matter. No matter how rich you are if you don’t have your health you are not successful. So take care of your health and you will have the vitality of both mind and body to become the kind of success you want to be.
There are many signs of a successful person but these are just a few that you will need to know if right now you are already successful.
Don’t try to keep up with the Joneses because that’s a real recipe for disaster.
Do you think you are already successful?
The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes their way – Karen S. Magee