The Benchmarks Of Success

Look for these things and consider them well as you walk your road to success:

Know That Failure is Just an Event

We talked about this at length previously, but it bears repeating. If you fail, it doesn’t define you—it just puts you back at ‘square one’ with your idea and plan.

Put Your Responsibilities Before Your Rights

Our American culture drums it into us that we must “have it now,” and many of us accept that that’s how things should be. You are successful when you are mature enough to delay gratification, as well as move your focus from your “rights” to your “responsibilities.”

Fill Up On Faith, Hope, & Love

Your outlook determines your output, and your output determines your outcome. Choose to be optimistic, to read uplifting books, to listen to inspirational speakers. When you put faith, hope, and love in your mind and heart, you’re able to overcome adversity and live free from anger, greed, guilt, and envy.

Make Friends With Your Past And Look Ahead

You can use your past as a stepping stone to your future or you can let it cripple you. Either way, it’s your choice. When you can make friends with your past, be focused on the present, and have a bright opinion of your future, you have succeeded, no matter what your goal is.

Know That Success Doesn’t Make You Who You Are

Along with the idea above, it’s important to understand no win can make you who you are, and no loss can break you. You make you who you are. In addition, even after every win, you’ll still have more wins to come. And if you lose, you’ll have more opportunities to turn around in the future.

Stand up for Morality

If you take a stand for what is right, even if it’s unpopular or costs you your job, you will eventually be successful because you will gain respect and admiration from others when you do. There is no disputing this fact.

Be a Friend That Serves

Success isn’t defined by how many people wait on your every whim or need; it’s defined by how many people you can help or serve while you achieve your goals.

If you can help others as you climb, you’ll learn more and climb quicker. A servant’s heart is the true hallmark of a leader.

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