Where achievement hasn’t been a commonplace experience… you can start with projects that you believe you can handle and allow those “small successes” to be experienced.
It won’t be too many weeks until you set your targets on another plane.
A small success is finishing the chapter. The bigger success is finishing the book. The bigger achievement of course is getting the book published by someone who believes in you as much as you do!
From the long term perspective, ultimate failure is only possible when you have given up!
I can think of exceptions….where environment or others play a role that is simply insurmountable.
Stuff DOES happen in life that is beyond your control.
And that is OK.
Every successful person I know has failed a lot…often… at a lot of different things.
Even that being the case, let’s say that as a general rule….Unless you have given up, you are still doing what you have set out to achieve, and therefore still on the journey to success.
Ultimately it’s pretty hard to screw things up long term unless you do so intentionally.
In effect, barring circumstances beyond your control…you only fail if you give up…and giving up is a choice you make.
**Giving up is a decision**
Not taking actions at all…that is failure of great proportion because you have decided you want to do something and have allowed self-sabotage to beat you.
Obstacles will ALWAYS be there.
It’s how you deal with these obstacles that determines whether you succeed or fail.
Hamlet could have said (but didn’t so I will), “to achieve or not achieve, It is how you deal with obstacles and your moving forward in the face of them…that will determine the rest of your life path.”
This single factor will determine the rest of your life, career and any other pursuit you undertake. So many people have overcome difficult obstacles, why not adopt this attitude;
“Who am I to give up when people in far more difficult circumstances strive onward.”
(Kind of humbling huh?)
Success begins with a decision…
“I am going to….” and then continues with action.
You’ve read to this point so you’ve obviously made THE decision.
You want to discover the keys or secrets, if you will, to achieving…to making dreams come true.
Some philosophers talk about “legacy.” Others talk about “giving back.” Still others talk about “contribution.”
Let’s ask your Self a simple question…
“If it were necessary to do so…what have I done to justify my existence?”
Accomplishment and achievement are essentially addictive.
When you accomplish what you set out to do, the reward centers of your brain send out messages of celebration to the rest of the brain.
The end result is that you feel good.
Once you have had your taste of it, you want more!
By taking action and striving to achieve something, you will find that opportunities come your way and obstacles become easier to overcome, all assuming you CONTINUE to move forward!