“Success comes from the inside out. In order to change what is on the outside, you must first change what is on the inside.”
Research has shown that 91 percent of us are not living lives at our full potential. We are missing many opportunities, the joys, the goals, the experiences, the adventures that would enrich our life and make us feel that we succeeded or were succeeding
So how do we live to our full potential? First of all, you have a goal plan, a dream, a set of dreams that you want to obtain. You need to know what you need to do in life. What you want to achieve? What will make you happy? Happiness is not about earning a lot of money necessarily.
It could be giving birth to children, tending a garden patch, inspiring, helping others, whatever it might be. Another key aspect is self acceptance. Accepting who you are whether you are beautiful or faulty with beautiful bits.
The measure of a successful life is not your job title, the size of your house, or the beautiful things you can afford. True success is living the life that is authentic to who you are. It is living fully and fulfilling your true purpose on earth while embracing joy.
Listen to your heart. And aim for inner fulfillment, not external symbols of success. Decide what character muscles want to build while in pursuit of your goals. Who do you want to become? By creating success measures that are intrinsically rooted, rather than ego based, will help you to create real change and keep your motivation during challenging times.
Decide on your own measures of success. Own them. And commit to living them today.
“To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one’s self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived—this is to have succeeded”
Bessie Anderson Stanley