Throughout the past few millenniums, tomes have been written, talks have been scripted, motivational speakers have enlightened, coaches and consultants have been hired on a subject matter that only requires a two worded mantra, ‘Do It’, followed up by a whole lot of more ‘Do Its’ and of course heaps of befitting action.
Success, is defined as the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. Nike got it right in 1988 with their timeless inspirational tag line, ‘Just do it’.
The magic bullet for success? Simply, recognize that success is not a noun but verb, a lot of verbs strung together to the very end.
‘Do It’ till it’s done. 🦋
Because courage is a part of our DNA, fear is not a reason to not do something, it’s an excuse. Courage is ‘doing it’ scared!
‘Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda’ … three of the saddest words uttered throughout the ages … 3 words that cause our greatest grief and anxiety … they are the socially unacceptable words of regret … the misgivings we have shoved down … the remorse we pretend doesn’t exist … we all have them … moments when we cautiously withdrew from someone or something because we were afraid of being rejected, of failing, looking foolish … they are the life defining moments we defensively, justifiably, self-righteously took a detour from and headed into a new direction … believing we are ‘now’ safe … yet as we journey on our new path we quietly carry our invisible baggage of shame, guilt and self-loathing, mumbling I ‘Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda’…
A recent survey by Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America found that roughly one-third (32%) of Americans regret major choices in their lives.
Happy Newsflash … it’s never late to dump our baggage … to embrace our innocence … our vulnerabilities … to acknowledge that we did our best with what we knew at the time … to exercise our courage …. to step up and smash our ‘Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda’… to either do the ‘ it’ … or … to forgive ourselves … for our past misguided decisions … at this juncture we can’t fool ourselves … we know what to do for ‘done’ to pop.
Judit e. Szabo
Poster: Karen Salmansohn
For me the true measure of success is personal happiness, optimism, gratitude and a deep sense of satisfaction.
~ Judit e. Szabo
An Experiment: Set Your Own Measure…
Take a look at every aspect of your life and ask yourself…
“Am I happy with this part (relationships, work, finances, home, health…) of my life.”
If you answer ‘yes’ then you are experiencing success in that aspect of your life however, if you answer ‘no’ or ‘somewhat’ then it is time for you to tap into your authentic self, design a doable plan and then do ‘it’ with all of your heart, soul, gray matter and physical energy.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are.
I don’t believe in circumstances.
The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.
~ George Bernard Shaw