Successful people take ownership for everything they do, they stop blaming other people for what they do or don’t have. They have the ability to realize they are the only person stopping themselves achieving their goals and equally they are the only person capable of achieving their goals and vision in life.

Norman Vincent Peale said ‘Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you’ll land among the stars’. In other words the bigger your vision, the more you will be capable to achieve. You will do everything possible to get to your vision if you are really serious about it.

My favorite definition of success is ‘Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal’Earl Nightingale.

By this if you are progressively realizing a worthy ideal and you are working every day towards this ideal- you are successful. It’s a simple concept, but can be quite difficult to get your head around. As soon as you make a vision and make a decision you will achieve this goal- you are progressively realizing a worthy goal.

You will find when you know where you are going, everything and everyone in life is teaching you about yourself and you have such an exciting journey ahead of you. It may not be easy, but it is the pain along with reflection in your journey that is moving you to progress. Think about the pain from doing exercise. You might not want to do it before starting, and you might not enjoy it during the activity, however the feeling you get after is rewarding and worthwhile and will help you towards your fitness goal.

What I guess I am trying to put across is without pain, you don’t have a way to understand pleasure or reward.

My advice to you right now is to Map out your vision, your dream, it needs to be clear, you need to see it in your eyes. Just think everything you want in life started with a dream or vision and from then on if you really wanted this dream to come true make it happen. You will do all that is needed to get there. There will be no task or obstacle too big. It might be a long journey to achieve that vision and most likely you will experience a lot of failures a long the way, but you will be rich and successful through pursuing your journey. You will always see the light at the end of the tunnel and that vision, that dream will come true. That is a successful person.