Success is what you define success as.
Success and happiness are not always linked together.
Success is not something you wait for, it is something you start and continue towards.
Definitions are subject to translation… Focus on the essence and purpose.
If you are working towards success… then you are successfully in one thing already.
Sacrifice some things to create an opening in your life and achieve your definition of success.
Give up what is less important to you, for something in your future that is more important.
“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” –Sheryl Sandberg
To reach your goals of success, you will have to say no to more things than you say yes to.
Find peace with fears of missing out… no one will ever get to do everything or have everything.
To be successful moving forward towards success, you must stop looking backwards.
Success requires persistent focus and drive with some ideas.
Try redefining failure as part of the learning experience to achieve success.
Say no to things that are not in alignment with your goals for success.
What has happened cannot change, but it can still change you, if you let it.
Life is fragile and ever-changing… If you are too weighted-down, you cannot dance through life.
Relinquishing fears of judgment, allows you to be create a creative momentum toward your goals.
Instead of seeking, expecting and waiting for praise from others… Take time to recognize and praise yourself.
If you can’t answer why you are doing what you are doing… then why do it?
If you are stuck in the habit of comparing, then you will constantly be held back to what you are comparing against.
Being smart, motivated and ambitious is not enough… you must have a “why”.
Be humble enough to hear what you may need to hear through any defensiveness you may have.
Always listening to the cultural narrative will drown out your own narrative from being heard.
Fight any embarrassment with meaning, a sense of duty and giving value to your cause.
Appreciate and respect what you have… appreciating what you have makes it more valuable.
Don’t focus on what you can immediately get… focus on what you could potentially have.
Think about what you can do to be successful and what you cannot do to be successful.
The fullest expression of yourself is when all self-reasoning goes out the window.
Let go of the negative self-talk… instead encourage and motivate yourself with positive thoughts.
If you want to be exceptional, you must choose to make exceptions from the norm.
Learn to pivot and even pivot back, and know that not every idea or plan will pan out.
If you always doubt yourself, you will without a doubt achieve self-doubt.
What you want might not require what you think it takes to get what you want.
“If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction.” —Melinda Gates