What Does Success Mean To You?

What Does Success Mean To You?

Am I Successful? Many of us reach a point in our lives where we question ‘what it really is all about’. What are we trying to achieve and what is our true purpose? Often at these times, we try to search for answers within ourselves. We then begin to search externally and compare ourselves to those around us. Why is their life better? Why is he smarter than me? Why is she prettier than me? Why are their kids more behaved than mine? And the list goes on… Does any of this sound familiar to you? Sometimes we find ourselves questioning some of the most insignificant things to only find we are chasing our tails and missing the real point! What does this all mean? There is no exact definition of success. Our perception of our inner and outer world are a reflection of how we are truly feeling within ourselves. Success is a result of a number of life factors that are important and of value to you. Naomi Simson (2013), founding director of RedBalloon defines success as “each person has their own definition, success is a personal notion; for some it’s financial security, others it’s health, for others it’s depth of their friendships…” We have provided you with a quiz which encourages you to consider all the areas of your life that could contribute to finding out what success means to you. It might highlight areas you hadn’t considered and provide you with a better understanding of how you can start on the path to success in your life. Rate Yourself: Consider each point and give yourself...

How to Live an Extraordinary Life

Don’t Settle for an Ordinary Life! Living an ordinary life may have different meanings to different people, however for most, their life may lacking meaning, substance or fulfillment in whatever you are doing. Regardless of how seemingly ordinary your life may be, you have the ability to live an extraordinary life if you choose and take the appropriate actions to do so. When examining the habits of people who are highly successful, it is evident that they are otherwise ordinary people creating a life with extraordinary results. Regardless of their age, nationality or education, these otherwise ordinary people exhibit many of the same behaviors, traits and ways of being. In other words, it is their actions that support them in creating the results they want in their career, relationships, finances, health and any other areas of their life. 6 extra ways you can transform your life from ordinary to extraordinary… Say ‘yes’ to the dream: This is one small but crucial step to moving out of your comfort zone. Saying yes shows your desire to have what it is your are dreaming of and demonstrates your commitment to attaining it. Its amazing what the power of yes can do.    Understand you deserve it: Believing in yourself and what you deserve. With this, you will open doors and allow wonderful things into your life. There will always be people that will try to bring you down or cause you to question your self worth, but it is important that you are aware of this and receptive to allow positive changes into your life. You are what you believe. Take the opportunities: Making your...

The Power of Positivity

Positive thinking can be defined as an optimistic or bright, mental and emotional approach to life. A positive person is more likely to anticipate happiness, health and success, and believe they can overcome obstacles or difficulties in their life. Some say, we are as happy as we choose to be. Whilst many believe adopting a positive mindset is not always an easy choice, it is really one of the most important things you can do to improve your life. It is important to become aware of how our thoughts, feelings, perceptions and desires have a direct impact on our real life outcomes. You may notice how your thoughts effect your decisions, reactions and responses to what is happening in your life and continue to shape your future. It is therefore important to pay close attention to these and how you can best contribute to creating a positive mindset to shape your future. 5 Steps to Positive Thinking: 1. Tell yourself you can change: Believe that you are in control of your thoughts therefore have the power to change your life. Understand the relationship between change and personal growth. Inspire yourself to want to change by reading positive quotes and affirmations. 2. Stop comparing: Search for happiness within, rather than analyzing what is going on around you. Ignore what other people say or think about you. Stop worrying what others are up to, or questioning the successes in their lives. We are all living our own journeys. Focus on yourself first, and once you find happiness you naturally won’t worry about what’s going on the outside. 3. Refuel and re-energize:...

How to Live a Life on Purpose

Many of us struggle to live what we consider to be a full and meaningful life. We may have a long list of dreams and aspirations, yet lack the tools and commitment to bring them into reality. Many of us simply believe in luck, and feel ourselves stuck, with all of these unfulfilled desires and struggling to make a move forwards. One may describe luck as; ‘”a purposeless, unpredictable and uncontrollable force that shapes events favorably or unfavorably for an individual, group or cause.” (Roig-DeBellis 2014) Rather than waiting for luck to fall into your lap, wouldn’t you prefer to be the creator of your own success?  This means taking control of your life, in order to bring about positive, favorable circumstances.  You can build a purposeful life by building your values around authenticity, courage, connection, adventure and love. Living your life on purpose enables you the freedom to organize your time and focus on what is important to you!  A good question to ask yourself is, ‘are you really taking action and living the life YOU want?” Maybe it is time for you to take the reins of life, claim responsibility and create the life you’ve dreamed of. 10 Steps to ‘Live a life on purpose’:   Awareness: Becoming aware of the current status of your life.  Identifying the gap between where your life is, and where you truly want to be? This may mean acknowledging your current challenges, obstacles and areas of weakness. Commitment: Gathering determination and commitment to begin to take action to working towards your desired life path. This may be overcoming obstacles, setting intentions and identifying...