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Success Is A Matter Of Perception And Reflection

Mar 28, 2008
An important matter to consider in the realm of self assessment and evaluating ones self worth is the subject of success. In today's world the flashy and often glitzy portrayal of what many consider to be success can leave an individual feeling frustrated and overwhelmed to say the least. The demands associated with attempting to measure up to the worlds view of success can easily deplete the mental and emotional resources of a perfectly capable and balanced person.

All too often our own imperfections, inadequacies and flaws can cause us to put an undue amount of pressure on ourselves giving way to feelings of hopelessness in the pursuit of happiness. It is at this point our built in saving mechanism can kick in should we choose to use it. What is this saving or coping mechanism that can get us out of the mental or emotional rut we may occasionally find ourselves in?

Reflecting on Past Positive Experiences

The ability to reflect on past positive experiences that may have resulted in a small victory can have a profound effect on what our perception of success is all about. By looking into our past successes we can find the will to continue to fight against the unnecessary and often unrealistic pressures that the world can cause us to put on ourselves.

Think back to an experience when you accomplished something that may have seemed to be impossible at the time. Was it a test at school? Overcoming peer pressure? Were you able to achieve in a particular area in which you were fearful of failing? By recalling or reflecting on these past moments of triumph, the ability to succeed at whatever field of endeavor you are actively pursuing today can eventually become your reality.

The process that we may have to go through to rewrite our thinking will not be as simple as it sounds, however with enough effort and determination our reality can reflect a completely different picture than what the worlds' perceptions create.

We have all been designed with the ability to succeed. The struggle to bring this fact into fruition comes from allowing ourselves to be rewired as it were to the dictates of the environment and its perceptions around us. You and I have what it takes to go from underdog to overachiever. Use the tools of perception and reflection that may be lying dormant within, to propel you to new levels of achievement and as a result see the outworking of your future success.
About the Author
Fernando Morales is an active affiliate in the home business industry looking to assist individuals with the ability to succeed and achieve new levels of personal freedom and accomplishment.
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