“Success is not a Destination, Success is a Definition”.The reason so many people feel like failures is not just from a lack of results or the missing of set goals. The biggest culprit is not knowing what Success means to them. There is no such thing as a public standard to measure success with because it’s not a title, rank, position or income destination, it is a personalized definition based on your own standards. What success means to me may not mean to you. For me sticking with my health and exercise program warrants total success in my mind and heart.
I would encourage you to take some time out and create your own definition of Success. What does it really mean to you? The worst place to measure Success is from other people and what they are doing. Success can only be measured by what it means to you, the value and the meaning you place on it. Once you come to terms of what success means to you write down in big letters “This Is What Success Means To Me…(Your Name)”! and then below it write out your definition. The great thing about this is you can and will change it throughout your life time.
When I was ten years old Success meant throwing a fast ball batters could not hit. On my 55th birthday my adult kids talked me into throwing a fast ball at Knott’s Berry Farm which almost sent me to the hospital in an ambulance. It felt like my shoulder broke in two.
I promise you my definition of success is no longer throwing fast balls!
For millions of people earning a million dollars a year seems like a lot of money, but if Bill Gates only made a million dollars a year he would be asking his wife to sign them up for food stamps. You cannot make Success a destination you can only make it your definition.
Raise your “Personal Standards” if you want to excel in life, business, income and in your chosen profession. Professionals do not work unprofessionally, sloppy, off the cuff, shoot from the hip or haphazardly. Professionals have a higher standard of integrity, protocol and humbleness (self control). There is nothing more pathetic than seeing a professional athletic that is paid millions of dollars a year act “unprofessional on the field”. Professionals constantly work towards the 8 point professional standard.
Professionals work to…
Improve their mission
Improve their values
Improve their service
Improve their performance
Improve their contribution
Improve their thinking
Improve their relationships
This is why professionals earn professional incomes. Go Pro, it will give you everything you need and most of what you want.