There’s a mystique around “being successful.” When you look at people who are achieving their goals and contributing fully to the world around them, it’s tempting to believe a secret superpower is responsible. Or that there’s some kind of “success gene” at work that passed you by.
Success isn’t one big life-changing moment. We have grown accustomed to seeing movies and reading articles about high-performers who have achieved amazing things, and they all seem to have this one moment when everything changed.
That’s just storytelling. Real life doesn’t have set beginnings and endings, with a major climax and breakthrough in the second act. In real life, success isn’t a single superstar event. It’s a path, a journey—a habit of unflinching commitment to a few simple disciplines.
What are some of the disciplines of success?
- Being grateful for all that you already have—and have already achieved.
- Setting reasonable, achievable goals.
- Creating a baby step plan.
- Training yourself to take the next right action again and again.
- Respectfully and diligently course-correcting along the way.
- Facing your fears with honesty and compassion—and pressing on with courage.
- Celebrating your progress, however small.
What are your disciplines of success? What habits can you strengthen, what steps can you take, to help you manifest even more success in your life?
Because each new habit, each change of perspective, every goal you set, every milestone you achieve can be the difference between a life of limitation and disappointment or one of abundance and fulfillment.