Success is something we all look for whether it is a successful career, relationship, family or life. The meaning of success is different for everyone. We all have our own dreams, wishes, and ideals. Success isn’t at all about how much money you make and it’s certainly not something that’s handed to you. You create your own success…one small fulfilling accomplishment at a time.
So what are the top 10 contributing factors to creating your very own success story?
Your health (and the health of your loved ones) is the most important part of success. If money can’t buy you happiness, then it can’t buy you perfect health either. Living a healthy, long life is a huge success in itself!
2. Healthy Relationships
Learning how to approach, attain, and maximize the different types of relationships in your life is key to success. Whether you seek to build a rock-solid foundation with your spouse, children, family, or friends, having and maintaining healthy, happy relationships will bolster your quality of life and give you renewed meaning.
3. Financial Security
Financial security is one of those factors of success that is sometimes seen as the only factor, but that’s not the case at all. No matter how much money you make, success cannot be defined in dollars. After all, what value does money have if you have no one to share it with? There’s so much more to life than excessive wealth!
4. Career Excellency
Financial security and an impassioned career go hand-in-hand. Since you spend a significant portion of your life working, it’s important to embrace a career path that makes you feel smart, capable, and fulfilled. When you do this, you’ll add another facet to your success story.
5. Quality Time
Life success comes in the form of time as well. We all desire more time to enjoy the finer things in life. Do you spend most of your time at work? Most do, however, do you have enough time with your family and loved ones? A life with time well spent and no regrets is an important aspect to your success.
6. Stress Levels
Are you constantly stressed out about your work, money, or relationships? Learning how to manage stress is an integral part of your health and life success.
Perspective is a huge factor in determining your life success. The way you handle the little and not-so-little setbacks that come your way is very telling of how you view your quality of life. Keeping a positive mindset despite circumstances and learning from setbacks is a major step in the right direction.
8. Learning and Growth
Learning from every situation is central to creating and enjoying a successful life. Value everything you come in contact with, every person, every lesson, and every bit of advice.
Becoming a more understanding and sympathetic person in life allows you the ability to become more connected to the people around you, both the ones you know and the ones you don’t. Knowing that we all have struggles and baggage to deal with on a daily basis will help you treat others with more understanding and care.
10. Living in the Present
One of the most necessary aspects of life success is being able to live in the present moment. We can’t be in constant pursuit of some future “perfect” moment when there is already so much perfection and beauty around us. Being able to recognize what you have now is the key to life success above all.
Are you living life with a success mindset? If not, try adopting some of the principles above and be well on your way to creating your own lasting success.