If there is something you want to do, find someone who’s already doing it and learn from them. This is a great philosophy and one we live by within our I’ve Decided Community. We call them success stories. There is nothing more inspiring than to witness the success of others and knowing that if they can do it, you can do it too! Since we know that all of us are immersed in something, we did some research to find out what things successful people are immersed in. We found these four things coming up consistently.
Personal development can help you obtain your ultimate potential and improve your quality of life. When you invest in yourself and make learning and growth a part of your life, you will see even your biggest dreams come true. You will have the skills to thrive in any situation that comes your way when you prepare with ongoing self-development and a constant funnel of new information. Personal development helps you identify the things you are good at and allows you to grow them even more.
Immerse yourself in a life that moves you. A passion gives you a reason to keep going and working towards a greater purpose. Following your passion is so important, experts say, “It’s a must for a happy life.” Your passion gives you meaning and it’s a powerful force in accomplishing anything your set your mind to.
Max Lucado has a great quote: “Immerse yourself in the curriculum of grace.” Grace is undeserved forgiveness. It’s hard to forgive people who have hurt us or wronged us in any way, it’s even harder to forgive ourselves. Success people have mastered the gift of grace. They know how to accept it, and they freely give it. Your journey to success will be a heavy load to carry if you’re dragging along suitcases of unforgiveness and grudges. Let it go, give it to God.
Your community is who you are spending the most time with. This can be your family, friends, groups, or co-workers. We could write a book on the importance of who and what you surround yourself with. There is a thing called the power of association. It’s true, the people you hang out with have a huge influence on your attitude, your beliefs, how you act, and the decisions that you make. Comparison is relative. If you spend time with people who don’t have a desire for success, who spend their time on wasteful and self-gratifying things, who speak negative, and don’t have any ambition, you could feel you’re doing great comparatively. On the flip side, imagine that everyone you hang around are positive, full of energy, optimistic, hardworking, goal-seekers, they work at being their best, and they contribute greatly to society. This would be a completely different comparison. Again, pay close attention to those you invest your time with.
Remember, immerse yourself in your passion, in what you love, then you will find your purpose.
Article written by:
Kim Martin, Founder of I’ve Decided, INC.