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How to Find Success

Updated on December 5, 2010

You Can Be Successful

You hear people talking about the secret of living a successful life. The secret is built within our minds. We have the power to control what we think therefore we have the power to capture success.

Success to most people is wealth, health, and happiness. You may not be as fortunate as you neighbor but you have the power within you to think that you can achieve what you believe to be true. If you use your mind to think positively then fortune, fame, and happiness is within your reach. The process is based upon your perception, anticipation of events, and your ability to see through with you actions.

Your Definition

DEFINE - The first step is to define what the meaning of Success means to you. Success has different meanings. What do you believe success to mean? Social Status? Achieving goal or a dream? Or maybe success is just the opposite of failure. Success depends largely on the context in which it is used. Pick a definition that you as the believer wish to use and stick with it.

Your Future

ANTICIPATION - The third step is to overcome the doubt that success is out of reach for you. You need to recognize that success is a process. You can choose to think, “I wish to be successful, therefore I am successful,” however depending on your definition of success you may feel dissatisfied with the end result. Therefore you need to undergo a process within you mind to overcome the feeling of being a failure or a loser and anticipate that you can become successful.

Your Perception

PERCEPTION - “I think therefore I am.” These are famous words from philosopher Descartes. Actually Descartes said “Cogito ergo sum” which can be translated as “I am thinking, therefore I am.” The point I am trying to make is that we have to acknowledge our existence in this world. It should be said that just because you acknowledge that you exist does not necessarily mean that others around you will acknowledge you exist. If you recognize your self to have a purpose then you will recognize that you too can hope for success.

Take Action

ABILITY TO SEE THROUGH YOUR ACTIONS – You need to take action in order to accomplish anything. For example, if you wish to have healthier cleaner teeth you need to 1. Visit the dentist, 2. See a physician 3. Brush and clean you teeth everyday 4. Make healthier choices in your diet. Having success involves more than just your perception of yourself just as having healthy teeth involves more than just a daily brushing. Take the appropriate actions that will lead to the accomplishment of your goal.


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    • Roseann Cole profile image

      Roseann Cole 6 years ago from Midwest USA

      Thanks Phil. You are absolutely right, it is more difficult to actually put into action. Actions speak louder than words too.

    • Phil Plasma profile image

      Phil Plasma 6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Great tips about defining and setting your perception, but the action part is a whole lot easier to describe in a hub like this than it is to really put into action. Often we have impediments to take action that are either internal (excuses) or external (circumstances).