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Is Success An End Goal?

Aug 13, 2008
In a rat race? Are you here and your goal somewhere over there? For so many people the goal is always tomorrow, the retirement, and all the things of value are left till a future date. Is this really how the true successful work?

Your most pressing questions. When will I achieve this goal? We need to understand perspective, where you are and where you want to get to. It is like hot and cold. Many people play the lottery because of fundamental thought patterns of the majority. When I win the lottery, I am rich, but when it is gone, I'm poor, they will say.

The truth is that when you look at the true successful, this is hogwash. Your actions today will determine your results tomorrow. But, if your spirit of action today is about all your bills and not about wealth and success today, then can you really expect to win?

You must begin to feel successful right now. Yes at the period, you must be a success. Not when you achieve something, because tomorrow never comes. When you can be successful now, then your tomorrow will be successful.

Depression and boredom are 2 products of not doing what you really want, putting things to doing them at another time. However, this thinking brings us to a paradox, and it is in the question of is success an end goal?

No one ever has awoken to say I have achieved it all. Those that do, if they have not set new a new lofty vision, ideals and goals, then they soon find about the fundamentals of life. That is life is either growing or dying. Your goals and vision should always be one step ahead of your present reality.

What is needed to be fulfilled for you to feel successful? Can't you begin to find things that make you successful now? So, why is it important to think of success as a journey instead of an end goal? If you think of something you always wanted. You gradually got this material thing. The question is, but how long did that make you feel happy, successful, etc? All too often the goals enthusiasm diminishes right when we achieve it.

You can break out, and start being a success today, when you consider the things that make you feel successful right now. A lot of workaholics may disagree, they may say that you must work to succeed, and I agree. However, with simply putting in the effort is only one part of the equation. Your mental state is the other, because your frame of mind must be on success for you to be a success.

So many people look for happiness. They can't seem to find it. Whatever they do, happiness is not there. The answer is not trying to find happiness, but to be happiness. The age old saying of you must be, before you can have, and you must do before you can have anything is so important.

I have studied numerous successful people. From those who wanted to find there sole mate to those that have achieved becoming billionaires, and in all cases you find that it was not being in a negative state to find a positive state. But, being the positive first before you can achieve the goal.

So success is a journey, not an end result. You may have a yardstick, and say this is my summit, my peak, but the only true way of achieving anything is to be now as you will be when you are successful.
About the Author
Goal setting can be a great way to cut down the time to success. Visit this goal setting link for goal setters to discover my system of goal setting. Also I have my blog up where I put some golden gems which can help you on your journey to success - success coaching. Need a life coach - find a life coach at the life coaching directory.
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