Almost everyone aspires to be successful, and consider it as the ultimate goal in personal and professional lives. We stumble upon these goals and don’t let it become a mere fantasy. Instead, prefer to turn it to a reality. But what happens once we actually reach a goal that we’ve been striving for all this time? Is the reward really what gives us contentment, or is the real deal somewhere else?
When we deem further, life is all about constantly setting goals and striving to reach them at every point of age. What really matters here is how we eventually shape ourselves for the very next goal to reach.
“Whatever you do, do it well. Do it so well that when people see you do it, they will want to come back and see you do it again, and they will want to bring others and show them how well you do what you do.”
― Walter E. Disney
There’s no question that being in a next level in today’s faster-paced, ever-changing world is hard and it’s getting harder. However, we see people succeeding and inspiring to do best: genuinely care about next goals and hustle even harder.
And as that quote from Walt Disney points out, the key here is not to give ourselves the permission to ease off, whether it’s to rest on our laurels when we succeed, or resigning ourselves to thinking it can’t be done when we fail to reach our target. Without getting comfortable with the success, we have to discern that we are still a student or an employee or an entrepreneur. We still need to be hungry and stay focused.
So now that we’ve found success, here’s what we should remember for the next level.
We are at our best when we are hungry
Chasing success brings out the best of our survival instincts. We know that we can’t quit, many of us don’t even have that option. Take that hunger with every day, even when we feel filled. We have to remember that the goal is going to end and the reality is that we can never take a break because the moment we do, we kill the hunger.
Set bigger goals.
The next goal that will make us feel even more successful should be even bigger than the first. When we stop and think about what life would be like achieving a goal, we get excited. The goal itself creates a gravitational pull that negates the need for willpower. The excitement of the possibility pushes us to make progress. When we live every single day “under this leverage” of a bigger dream, with a vision in our minds, we are so busy moving towards the goal that we don’t have time to feel sorry for ourselves. Regardless of whether we actually achieve bigger goals, our life becomes significantly enriched by this new mode of living. Over time, we transform into a new person, one who never feels sorry for themselves and stepped into another big dream or spends time in “what could have been” because we are so busy chasing what we believe is feasible.
Bring out the best.
No wonder goal setting is human nature — it makes us become a better us. Making a major decision, changing our lifestyle, pursuing a new career or fulfilling our entrepreneurial dreams requires a great deal of willpower, taking charge of our lives, and losing the fear of stepping outside of our comfort zone. Many people who are successful in one direction tend to achieve more in other areas as well, simply because their mindset has adapted; by bringing best in the them.
“Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh, who help you when you’re in need. People who genuinely care. They are the ones worth keeping in your life. Everyone else is just passing through.” – Karl Marx
So surrounding ourselves with people who know we can do more is the wisest thing we can do. It’s hard work finding people who have our best interests at heart and will tell you the truth, but we have to find them. Why? Because when we create a world where we only allow positive people into our inner circle, we create a life with unlimited potential and a system of support. They will keep us honest about how much effort we are putting into being a success and how much of our goals we are accomplishing. The need to be pushed varies from person to person, but everyone needs a navigator in an adventure.
Being successful isn’t an end to our career, it’s just a reminder to work with more potential and lead a successful life. However, one thing to retain we should never keep that success on our heads. Let success change our financial ability, lifestyle or people around us. But don’t let it change our character, attitude, and behavior with others because they can toss too.
I believe all these things work in an invisible way towards our successful life. Thank you for reading till end. Hope this was useful. Feel free to follow, like and, share if it’s worth 🙂