By DL Banks
Do not judge my success by the destination I reached but the distance I traveled.
To challenge yourself takes courage, not for the strength it takes to accomplish your goals but for the commitment to stay true to your dreams. Being able to think through and successfully execute ideas, is the gap. The gap leads to success and is so narrow, few are willing to give themselves the final push to squeeze through to the other side. Don’t value your self worth by others or external things but by appreciating who you are within. And if you must measure your success do it not by what you have gained personally but what you have contributed to a wider benefit. Understand that success is not an accident, but a planned event. I did not find my way out of the darkness until I admitted I was lost.
If you want to succeed then let go your beliefs and perceptions which are holding your success, the connection of success & failure is linked to the balance between your heart & mind, the mind might give-up on all the logical solutions, but heart will tell you to try one more time – may be differently, success is just round the corner provided the mind follows the heart’s call. Before you chase success, status, power, wealth fame or love; first fall in love with yourself for the person you’ll be if and when you get there is still the same. Success will be a painful path and an empty trophy without self acceptance, self worth or if littered with self hate. I yearn not for the easy path, but for the right path. For ‘easy’ and ‘right’ are rarely compatible.
Most people overestimate what they can do in a year and they underestimate what they can do in two or three decades. Where can you find opportunities? Dissect your excuses and you will find opportunities in abundance. You don’t have to do the same things you’ve always done, if it no longer feels good to do them. Give yourself permission to try something different, something new. Give yourself permission to break away from routine and obligation. Permission to explore, and to soar. I believe there are only three businesses: my business, other people’s business, and God’s business. Success is not a finite resource; share it, wish it on others, and celebrate others. If you want to achieve anything you must first see the result in your own mind before it will become a reality. None of us can accomplish our dreams without the help of others. Fail soon so that you can succeed sooner. Success does not start at the top; it begins by deciding to get up from the bottom.
Live a life that fits your specific circumstances, not one that fits someone else’s expectations. It’s not about grades, or saaviness, or sex appeal. It’s all about grit. The strength of your character is the strength of your character determines your success more than anything else. I have started all over again so many times in life and i finally came to the conclusion that I was only making continuations into other gateways but only stronger than before. A point to prove is not about always being right, it’s all about exceeding the expectations, and the expectations can only be surpassed if taken as a challenge, when taken as a burden it slows down our journey to success.
Those who have made it to the top have only done so through hard work and time conversion. Success and failure are relative categories. Therefore, do not exult in victory and do not despair after defeat. Accept the changes in life placidly, knowing that autumn and winter come after summer. In order to fall asleep we must first close our eyes and pretend to be sleeping. Can the same be true for happiness and success? Please do me this favor. understand your strength and also understand your limitations. If you discover things you can do better.Remain there and move higher in it.
When the vision is clear, the results will appear. Keep your mindset positive as you work your plan, flourish, and always remember why you started. We navigate many paths each day, but how many sooth our souls and nourish our senses? Be aware of where you walk because the path you take can change your very essence. No man can achieve success if he didn’t first know the value of time.
In reality, there is no highway to success. Therefore, be prepared for difficulties.