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Becoming Your Best Successful You

Success like happiness, is an individual desire. For years, we are taught that success is all about making a lot of money. That is also what we have unintentionally taught our children and in turn, they too will pass this idea to their children. You might never have heard your parents speak about success; but isn’t it true that they often encouraged you to become a lawyer or doctor long before you were old enough to even know what you were capable of achieving.

While being stable or even well off financially is the result of much diligence and hard work, it is not the only true measure of success. There is no real satisfaction from being rich, if you do not truly enjoy what you what you do. If you are struggling to make ends meet however, it is only natural to want a better life for yourself and children. I would never encourage you to stop pushing yourself to earn enough to care for the needs of your family. But when your happiness and even the affection you have for your children is hinged solely on wealth or material possessions, I have to draw the line. Realism is a very important aspect of success.

“Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can do.” –Zig Ziglar

Success is no accident. Success is achieved as a result of working hard at whatever you do. It is impossible to become successful by just doing enough to get by. Anyone can be average. If you aim to be successful, you must have a burning desire to be first, to do more or even to do better; that it pains you to stop working towards your goals. Your aspirations should greet you every morning and put you to sleep every night. And no matter what obstacle presents itself, you will always keep telling yourself that you can’t and won’t stop!

Author, Brenda Lane Oliver is President of Lane Oliver Consulting, LLC. She provides free monthly Self- Empowerment discussions and Destination Coaching Retreats for Women.


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