Personal Success

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The dictionary defines personal success as one person’s belief of what will make them successful. This definition could refer to being successful in business, your personal life or across the board. Success means something that is individual to a person and can only be identified by that person.

Introduction

What is personal success? Success means different things to people. Everyone has a different set of goals for themselves. Believe it or not, everyone has had some personal success in their life. Even if it was just waking up on time this morning.

The dictionary defines personal success as one person’s belief of what will make them successful. This definition could refer to being successful in business, your personal life or across the board. Success means something that is individual to a person and can only be identified by that person.

Personal Success Through Setting and Reaching Goals

One of the most important things that define a person's success is reaching the goals they set for themselves. Setting goals is a lifelong endeavor. It is something that is taught to us at a very young age.

Think of the young child who is learning the alphabet. Once the child learns to say the alphabet he or she has reached one goal but has set a new goal, in place of the old one.

Now, the child wants to learn to write the alphabet. We do this type of thing throughout our lifetime. We often do it without even realizing what we are doing. It’s just a basic part of anyone’s life.

Personal Success is Knowing What You Want and Going After it

Knowing what you want out of your life and knowing how to get it is another important point of personal success. You many think that everyone knows what they want out of life. But, this isn't always true. Self-discovery is a very important part of becoming successful.

You must find what you're passionate about and then find a way to make a living doing it. Figuring out what you are passionate about is very easy for some people, everything just seems to fall into place.

We have all known people who know just what they wanted and didn't stop until they got it. For other people, this isn't as easy. They must work at finding out what they are good at and what they like doing.

Remember Only You Can Define Your Personal Success

Remember, everyone has goals they have set which they never reach. Not reaching your goals does not mean that the person did not succeed; it just means they may not have set the right goal and need to reevaluate what they want and how to get it.

When setting goals for yourself, you have to know what you truly want. Set small goals in progression will help you reach your larger goals. Go back every now and again and reevaluate your goals to see if you have progressed. If not, maybe you need to set different goals for yourself.

Only you can measure your personal success. When doing so, do not be over-critical of yourself. Everyone is different and has a different set of circumstances that direct their lives.

We were not all born rich and having every opportunity. Life is work, and if you work hard you will do well. We have all had small and large personal successes, and there are plenty more to come.

Source:

Forbes.com - "The Six Rules of Personal Success," by Panos Mourdoukoutas - 2/11/2012
repost of http://fullofknowledge.com/lifestyle-2/defining-personal-success
By Brenda Fluharty 06/11/2014
photos by Brenda Marie © 2015

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author avatar vpaulose
21st Apr 2015 (#)

Glad to read you success story. Thank you.

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author avatar brendamarie
26th Apr 2015 (#)

everyone has some type of success in life.

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author avatar Shamarie
22nd Apr 2015 (#)

I love this post! Thanks for sharing, Brenda! You are a success story!!!

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author avatar brendamarie
26th Apr 2015 (#)

Thank-you so much Shamarie

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author avatar Utah Jay
22nd Apr 2015 (#)

Congats on the star Brendamarie, well deserved I might add and a spot on article. And you are so right, success does not come easy, and it is never handed out like candy on the fourth of July parade...One must actually work for success and the harder they work the more success they get...Well done.

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author avatar brendamarie
26th Apr 2015 (#)

Nothing worth having ever comes easy. Hard work is the only way for anyone to be successful in anything that they do.

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author avatar Kingwell
22nd Apr 2015 (#)

Another good share brendamarie and I enjoyed the read. There are a few people to whom success comes easy but the great majority have to work at it. We must never let another define us as success means different things to different people. Blessings.

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author avatar brendamarie
26th Apr 2015 (#)

Thank-you so much Kingwell

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author avatar Carol Roach
24th Apr 2015 (#)

well done, we must never forget our goals and carry them through

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author avatar brendamarie
26th Apr 2015 (#)

People change their goals all the time. Goals are something that we use everyday.

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