SUCCESS by Ryan O'Keefe
Success is an interesting word. Success can be defined in different ways for different people. However, there is a general definition that seems to be implied when the word is used. That definition is: accomplishing your goal(s).
I'd like to propose a different definition for this word, Success.
Success: One thought, word, or action that pushes you towards your goal.
Too often we think success is making it to the finish line. But in reality, success is one step. It's one thought. One word. One action. One day.
One thought shift from "I can't" to "I can" is a success. One word shift from "I feel hopeless" to "There is hope" is success. One action shift from "stopping when you make a mistake" to "getting up and continuing to press forward" is success.
It's not the finish line that reaps the reward. It's the journey. Because on the journey, you learn the fruits of labor. The journey is where character, integrity, and perseverance are built.
Too many people give up on themselves and on their goals because they have a skewed definition of success. They look at the big picture and get psyched out.
Success happens moment by moment, day after day, year after year. Do the right thing in this moment and the next and the next. If you miss it, one thought, one word, or one action; forget what lies behind and press on to the next one! You can't change the past.
If you do succeed one moment after another, you ARE successful.