You are the only controller of yourself. Only you can take responsibility for your actions and allow yourself to be successful. Yes, it is important for support, encouragement, and mentorship from others but you don’t need to rely on them. You need to make things happen for yourself, personally and professionally, without sitting back and waiting for “the right time”. Only you hold the key to your success so make it happen.
Give yourself the key and unlock your door of success. You don’t need anyone else’s approval to be successful; you only need yours, so give yourself permission. Ask yourself, what truly matters to you and what do you have a desire to live for? What do you want to accomplish? What do you want to be known for? How are you going to succeed?
Set a goal and never lose sight. Don’t think of success as a huge project or struggle, see it as an opportunity to better yourself everyday. Find a path that will direct you to success and follow it by taking small steps to your goal. Determine what success means to you. You can control what your success means and stands for, that is the beauty of success. Everyone’s definition is different. Create your definition of success based on your beliefs, values and desires. Believe in yourself and your abilities to be successful.
Waiting can be your biggest struggle. Waiting for one to give approval or waiting for the perfect time will hold you back on achieving your goal of being successful. You could be waiting your whole life for someone to give you approval and there is no such thing as “the perfect time.” Time is valuable so don’t let another day without giving yourself permission to be successful. Value your life and acknowledge the talents that you have.
Now, you can start being successful. You have given yourself permission. Surround yourself with people who will support your success. Those people should be encouraging you to be better and drive you higher everyday. Keep those negative people away, don’t let them discourage you from reaching your goal. Many people don’t have the courage to give themselves permission to be successful, but you did so don’t let them take that away from you. You had courage to give yourself permission, they didn’t. Now prove you can do it. Create a positive life with small steps in the right direction and help others on your way to success. When helping others, you are helping yourself – you grow. If you don’t normally do something, step out of your comfort zone and into your courage zone and be confident about it.
Face your fears. Many run from their fears instead of facing them. You are more capable of facing your fears than you may think; all you have to do is believe in yourself. Trust that you are able to succeed and forget those excuses that make you think you can’t. Read books, pray, meditate or do anything that will bring out the best in you. Throw those things that make you scared off the path and keep on going toward your success.
Let your mind and body work together, don’t let one take over the other. Let them guide you but remember you are still in control of yourself, don’t let them control you. Let your emotions and feelings lead you in the right direction but don’t let them roam free. Believe that you can be successful. Realize the potential that you have, combine everything together to work for your goal to be successful. If you have not yet given yourself permission, what are you waiting for?