Success and Achievement


Success and Achievement are two words inescapably interlinked, where one is found the other is close at hand. They have a lot in common, but are not the same thing. Achievement is the end result and while success can also mean the end result, it can also mean the journey itself. A person can be a success just by having decided on a course or direction in life and then constantly working towards achieving it. It is successful to be pursuing a worthy ideal; doing that often causes a person to grow in skills, knowledge and character.

It is successful to keep on going when the task appears to get harder and harder all the time. It is successful to continue where others would have simply given up. It is successful to clearly know in your own mind what it is that you want and to pursue it, while everyone around you appears to be against you; all trying to talk you out of achieving it.

Achievement is to reach the end result, the fruits of all your efforts, to feel the joy and satisfaction of something being well done by you. Achievement is to win out when others tried to hold you back. Often with their negative voices saying that you will never – be, do or have that thing that you are pursuing and you prove them wrong.

Only you can see the end result in your mind’s eye, no one else can. Only you can decide what is going to be possible for you to achieve. Let no one else decide your future for you – you decide it.

Decide what it is that you want in life, then take your dream and turn it into a goal. Write that goal down and calmly think about it each and every day with belief, certainty, expectation, desire and faith. Take action on your goal, realise that you have already become a success by committing to your goal, and then keep working away at it until you reach that goal’s achievement.

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