What Does Success Mean to You?

What Does Success Mean to You and How to Get There?

By the League of Chiropractic Women

No matter how old you are or where you live, we all share something in common—a desire to succeed. Each person’s definition of success is different, however, as some may define success as being a loving and faithful spouse or a caring and responsible parent, most people would equate success with wealth, fame, and power.

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That is about the first thing you should define;  What does success mean to you? A comfortable life—have financial freedom, drive a nice car, and live in a beautiful house. Mother Teresa did none of that but as we all know was extremely successful.  And we know it did not come easy for her but she was fulfilled her heart’s desire; Love

Mother Teresa: “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”

Her focus was work as she embraced love.  If that is your focus you do not need any of this but here are tips and strategies on how to be successful in life and achieve what makes you feel successful.

Here are 11 success tips from some of the world’s most successful and renowned people:

1.Think big?

Maybe?  Not sure.  What does think big mean?  I guess that is what you define as success.  Think big?  7 kids as opposed to 1?  President of the United States as opposed to President of the PTA?

Michael Angelo said “The greater danger for most is not in setting our aim too high and falling short but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.  Agree or not agree does not matter.  You get define what success is in your life and how you want to go about attaining that.

2.Find what you love to do and do it.

Well for all of you that is easy…Chiropractic in one way or another.  But maybe there is another way you would like to express that love for Chiropractic.  Practice, teach, consult, service to other Chiropractors?  How about just being a great mother, daughter, grandmother in expressing the Chiropractic lifestyle.  You know if you found exactly what success means to you if you would do it whether you are paid of not.

3. Learn how to balance life

Balance, learning to do that is not easy.  Especially if you do not have your support system set up to manage your idea of success.  Most of that time you cannot do it alone.  Especially if you are a mother too.

From Phil Knight, CEO of Nike Inc.: “There is an immutable conflict at work in life and in business, a constant battle between peace and chaos. Neither can be mastered, but both can be influenced. How you go about that is the key to success.”

4. Do not be afraid of failure.

This is huge.  Doubt and fear will stop you every time.  Affirmations are one of the best way to overcome any doubt of fear.  Decide what you are trying to achiever, identify the fear and construct an affirmation that each time that fear or doubt comes into your head – say it outload.  Every time because you have to change that thought in your head.

From Henry Ford, Founder of Ford Motors: “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”

5. Have an unwavering resolution to succeed.

Always do your best and give 100% no matter what.  Don’t go to bed at night with one more thing looming over you.  Is your sink full of dishes that should have been put into the dishwasher?  Did you decide not to call all of your new patients or clients tonight as you usually do?

From Colonel Sanders, Founder of KFC: “I made a resolve then that I was going to amount to something if I could. And no hours, nor amount of labor, nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that there was in me. And I have done that ever since, and I win by it. I know.”

6. Be a person of action.

There is nothing that can be said better than this:

From Leonardo da Vinci, Renaissance Genius :“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”

7. Avoid conflicts.

Well this is easier said and done for many.  When you have a passion and want to move forward and there is a block in the road – get out of the way.

From Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of America: “The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.”

8. Don’t be afraid of introducing new ideas.

Within an organization new ideas rock and help that organization grow.  Formalize that new idea as succinctly as possible.  Expressing those new ideas so to get agreement from others is not easy.

From Mark Twain, Famed Author: “A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.”  

9. Believe in your capacity to succeed.

No one else will believe in you if you do not believe it yourself.  Willing to speak up! Willing to step out! Willing to do the work!

From Walter Disney, Founder of Walt Disney Company: “If you can dream it, you can do it.”

10. Always maintain a right mental attitude.

Basically, this is about positive mental attitude that you can achieve.  You all know that.  This is just here to remind you.

From Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of America:“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”

11. Don’t let discouragement stop you from pressing on.

Get knocked down?  Everyone does.  Refocus on what you want and do not listen.  Go back to 1 thru 10 above and start over.

From Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of America:“Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed.”

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