It is easy to look at successful people and think they have this life thing all figured out. They may seem like the A+ students of life. But being successful isn't all its cracked up to be if you aren't happy. The most successful people have a pattern of behavior that helps them connect to happiness every day. Instead of gauging their success by their bank account numbers, they aim for other benchmarks -- things like "Did I make a difference today?" or "Am I doing the best I can?"
We all want to be happy and healthy, but for many of us that means reaching a certain level of success as well. If you want to be successful beyond your wildest dreams, ask yourself the questions the world's most successful people ask themselves.
1. Do I embrace my failures?
Thomas Edison said it best, "I am not a failure, I just found 1,000 ways electricity will not work." Than BAM! with a little more effort, electricity was born. Never give up on your dreams -- keep going! With each new failure you have a new opportunity to achieve success. If you aren't failing enough, you aren't trying hard enough.
2. Am I having a blast?
Successful people gauge their success by the amount of fun they are having. Successful people absolutely love their jobs, so for many it doesn't feel like they work a day of their life -- in fact it is mostly play.
3. Does my fear motivate my action?
We all have fears, but the difference between successful people and those who ignore their dreams is FEAR. Successful people use their fear to motivate them to action instead of letting it take them out of the game and pull them under. Fear can be used as a tool to help guide you to your inspiration.
4. Does my inspiration guide me?
The world's most successful people stay inspired and use their inspiration to create new ideas. Inspiration is the catalyst to self-actualization.
5. Do I relax enough?
Uber-successful people ride the waves of life with grace and ease, instead of fighting against the current and pushing in directions that are closed off. Relax into the natural rhythm of your life and watch your dreams come true.
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