A single talent is not a ticket to success in life. It must be nurtured on a daily basis.
Give yourself a moment to appreciate what you’ve achieved, but no more. When the time comes to move forward, success is but a single point on a much longer journey – it is not the end of that journey.
Imagine a company like Apple stopping after the iPod or Henry Ford deciding the Model T was good enough. Where would be today without people constantly striving to improve upon what they’ve already achieved?
2 – Learn from Failure and Find Things to Improve
If success is a marker on your journey, failure is the map.
When we fail, we discover something important about ourselves. We discover how to persevere, how to get better, and what does NOT work. We discover which paths to avoid and it fine tunes our approach.
Revel in failure and learn from it at every step. The most successful entrepreneurs in history are remembered for their triumphs but will tell you only of their failures and how they learned from them.
Recognize the potential in those moments and use them to propel yourself forward.
3 – Visualize the Positive You’ll Discover in the Next Step
When the next step is unsure, imagine what it COULD be.
Imagine the successes you can have and how you will use those to get closer to your goal. Imagine the knowledge you will gain, even if you fail to achieve the results you are striving for.
Whatever you do, visualize yourself doing something. It might feel like you’re looking out over a cliff, unsure of what’s beyond the clouds but know that whatever you find beyond those clouds is exactly what you’ve been looking for.
The Path to Success
Every path is different and those who enjoy and learn from the steps in their personal path to success will thrive.
Be the one who finds joy in even the hardest moments and you will never dread what comes next on the arduous journey you’ve set yourself on.