Eric Thomas is an inspiration to me. I had never heard this man speak before until just about a week ago. Then one of my friends on Facebook posted this video and it struck a chord with me. Have you ever asked yourself how bad do you want success? What are you willing to do to achieve success? What will you sacrifice for success? Have you ever even stopped to define what success means to you?
I hadn’t really asked myself any of these questions. I just knew that I wanted success at the things I did in life. It hasn’t been that long that I finally started coming out of my shell and actually living life. And up until a couple years ago I would have to say I haven’t been successful at much. I also, must admit though that I hadn’t really tried to be successful at much.
But this week as I asked myself the questions above I started to see a vision of the success I have already created in my life and then I saw all the success awaiting me if I was willing to work for it.
The video says you have to want it as bad as you want to breathe, that you have to want it so bad you may forget to eat for days. How bad do you want success? Right now I’m at a point in my life that I want it more then I want to breathe. I’m so desperate to be successful at my life and not end it wondering where the time went that I’m ready to jump into the fire even if I get burned.
I started a direct sales jewelry business last year and I’ve done okay with it, but I’ve not pushed as hard as I can partly because as much as I want to be successful, success scares the hell out of me. I love the company I work with and I love what I do, so why be afraid of the success of something I love? I’ll figure it out one day.
That was just one are of my life I want success in, I also want to see success in my weight loss, not because I want to be skinny but because I want to have the chance to be a successful grandma and that won’t happen at the rate I’m going. I want success in my marriage, my family, and my finances. I want success as a writer. I’d love to write a book or blog and it turn into a paying gig. I want to be successful as an inspirational speaker (which by the way I’ve only recently decided I want to do) and I want to be successful with Her Nation a non-profit my friend is starting up that empowers women. But most of all I just want to be able to look back and say that in my life I loved with all that was in me, I did the best I could, I pushed hard, and I didn’t let fear hold me down. If I can say those things and I continued to push through even when I don’t think I can, then I will be able to say I am successful.
The dictionary.reference.com says that success is the favorable outcome of something attempted or the attainment of wealth, fame, etc. but we all have our own definition of success, what is your definition of success?