Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Achieve Personal Success


Jared D Ingram

We all strive for success...  But what is this success? Success, when viewed with a positive mental attitude, is a process, a journey and not a destination.

Success for the husband and wife means making their marriage work with hope that they can celebrate their golden wedding anniversary. Success will mean keeping their family intact with communication lines open.

Success for a student means passing the courses in school and developing mind and talents to make a beneficial contribution to the human race.

Success for the surgeon means saving a life!

So what does success finally add up to? A diploma on the wall? A trophy in the case? Money in the bank? Professional honors? Yes, this is success, but more than this, success is being able to look at yourself in the mirror and be proud of the person you have become! Success is noblest when it leaves you with self respect that you have become a good steward of life, liberties, possibilities, and opportunities that God offered to you.

Achieving personal success gives you joy, real joy, when you look at yourself. As the cliche goes "Don't love the office you work for, instead love the work you do. Your office may betray you, your work wont."

The moment you fall in love with your work is the moment you can be sure of your success. Your life is in your hands, and so is success if only you try achieving it. Are we all successful in things that we do? What is keeping us from success? Why do we limit our own abilities?

The reason for failure is lack of self confidence. No matter how impossible the task may seem, self-confidence is the seed for success. Success is analyzing, recognizing, visualizing, mobilizing and energizing our possibilities and seeing them turn into realities.

The first step towards achieving your personal success is to frame a goal which is long term. Visualize yourself after 10 years. How and where do you want yourself to be? This clears your mind of any doubts you may have. The next step is to frame short term goals, goals that lead the way towards the main objective. Take a goal, make it your life. Dream of it, breathe it, live it... And don't fail to love it. "Be the change you want to see". Seek pleasures in small and beautiful things around you, yet don't get immersed. Stay focused on your vision.  If you do this, success is all yours. Dare to dream the impossible. Yet work to turn your dreams into reality. Dreamers who become doers operate emotionally and rationally with self confidence. When opportunity meets preparedness the outcome is called "luck", but don't rely on that all your life. Take a goal, make it your life, dream of it, and achieve personal success.

With these simple but powerful approaches you can bid goodbye to failures and hello to success.


  1. Thank you always for sharing

    1. Thank you for your kindness for sharing

  2. muy bien esas palabras siempre alientan a encontrar la felicidad y satisfacción interna y personal

  3. Excellent! Thanks very much!
    Jean C. Alvarez

  4. Short, direct and powerful. Thank you Graham!

  5. Great work. Thumb up. Keep the Fire Burning!!!

  6. Its the simplest way of defining success yet so powerful n 2 the point

  7. Very difficult subject but you , Mr. Graham Dragon , summed it up in the most honest and Artistic way . Its really an informative , inspiring and motivating article . I would like to share it with my 2,222 face book friends to get some appreciation for myself for sharing this highly valuable Article for them . of course with your kind permission .

  8. In a new age..knowledge based ecology..the civil world is defined by shares and cares to realize a real sense of prosperity is only possible when wealth of information is a collective source of diverse empowering in each personal experience if consummated resourced goodwill..the perspective Mr Ingram has shared with us all...that is how wealth and well being is achieved as this blog forum..manifests.
    Thanks a many to this blog forum..folks !