As simple as it should be, success in today’s world has now become one of the most complicated topics of discussion. Is it having a private jet, a vacation at the most expensive beach, or owning the rarest jewellry and cars plated in gold and diamonds? Or do you just have to be happy with your condition and relate with your loved ones, and you are successful? Many people today claim to be successful. The rise of social media has even worsened the situation. It’s now easy to see everyone in a glamorous world with no traces of setbacks or sad moments. In today’s post, we want to share the signs that show the reality of success and can help determine if someone is successful or not.
Signs That Show the Reality of Success
Optimistic About the Future
If you find yourself always looking forward to the future, you have a remarkable trait of success. Most people are scared of the future because they don’t know what it holds for them. This is because you can see the opportunities ahead of others and take advantage of them. For a successful man, the future is something to anticipate regardless of unfavourable news flowing around. You know how to put the future to your advantage. So, you’re always looking forward to it.
Assets Pay the Bills and Buy the Luxuries
This is the basic tenet of financial success. As a rich dad would say, “the secret to financial freedom is to buy as many assets as you can”. When the asset column of your financial statement outgrows your expenses, you reach the mark of success financially. If you decide to work, you are doing that because you want to, not because you have to. That’s the real success.
A Defense System for Setbacks
“We cannot do without protection” is a statement that took a complete chapter in “The Richest Man in Babylon”. As much as a successful man dives into the world without fear, he also ensures that his risks are minimal. He has a wall of protection in terms of money set away in balanced investment that keeps him steady. Assuming all things went wrong, he has a backup to rely on till it gets back on track.
Good Relationships, Little Fighting and Competition
Endless drama and quarrels are a common tea in the party of unsuccessful people. Gossiping and downgrading others is not a thing of a successful man. He understands that time is the greatest asset of a man, which cannot be gained again once lost. Honest and nice relationships with others are very essential to him. Thus, he relates nicely with everyone. He keeps a circle of supportive people that sees his success as their success and helps each other to become better.
The popular saying “knowledge is power” holds a greater height of truth for success. The leader in any field is always the most knowledgeable and courageous. Knowledge cannot be shifted out of the equation. Learning is a trait of success. The more successful you’re, the more the transformation of the world fascinates you and increases your desire to learn more. You want to stay ahead and increase your odds of winning the game of life.
Valuable and Rarely Replaceable
Successful men create as much as they consume. Not just anything but valuable stuff that eases life and solves vital problems. This is why they’re not easily replaceable. A great sign of success is when you have reached a position of value. You are filling a gap in society that others could not hold and you are needed by those around you.
Gratitude for the Smallest Blessing in Life
It’s a sage saying that if you can’t appreciate the little things life has to offer, there is no point in having more. A successful man understands this statement and acts on it. He is grateful for his natural gifts, celebrates his small wins and praises himself when he works hard to achieve a goal. He feels the beauty of life at every moment and enjoys it to the fullest. Once you’re successful, nothing remains for you other than to entertain yourself, enjoy the company of your loved ones and observe the elegance of the planet that shelters you.
You Are Confident About Your Ability
Confident, not arrogant, people are most successful. The fact that you’ve done something so much that you’ve become competent is what boosts your confidence. You have grown beyond your fear. Even if you have to start again, you know what to do to get your fitness back on the ground and ride high once again. You are successful again and again.
You Follow Your Passion
When a lot of people look back at their life, what they see is the regret of not doing what they love and getting stuck trying to make ends meet. Too bad no one could change the past. A successful man faces his fear and goes for what he wants no matter how great the odds are against him. He doesn’t want to look back and wishes he had given it a try. If you follow your heart and thread your dreams, you have a powerful trait of success.
Complete Control of Your Time
Your time is your life. And as you lose it, your time on earth keeps reducing. Having complete control of how you spend every hour of your day is one of the greatest signs of success. What could be more than going where you want, when you want and doing things based on your decision? When you are successful, you don’t look at the weather or cost before you move. You look at the map.
A Mentor and Role Model to Others
When people look up to you, want to be like you and follow in your footsteps, you must achieve a significant level of success at something. Successful people are great examples of others. People want to listen to their stories and lifestyle because they have something special others don’t have. As a successful man, everyone wants to attribute themselves to you. Your friends ask you for advice, and your family wants to show that you have a relationship with them. At this point, it’s pretty obvious you are successful.
People Dislike You
One important truth about success is that not everyone will like you. As much as someone wants to emulate and learn from you, another man resists you. This holds whether you offend them or not. At least, your success is the greatest offence to many people. They resent you for achieving what they failed to achieve. Most of the time, it’s not out of wickedness but just to make themselves feel good. This is the reason why it makes no practical sense to try to please everyone. You can only try to be the best version of yourself. The more successful you are, the more haters you have. However, people can hate you so much if you’re a bad person. So, it’s important that you observe yourself when haters are getting more than those that cheer you on. If you find nothing wrong, then move on with your life as you can’t please everyone.
You Don’t Need the Validation of Others
Trying to be like everyone else or seeking the validation of others signifies weakness and a lack of self-esteem. The opposite is what happens when you’re successful. You don’t need the approval to go for your goals. You’re confident of your ability and ready to put in whatever it takes to get what you want. You’ve one of the most important signs of success in you.
Discipline is one essential trait of every successful man. When they’re set to do something, they do it without waiting for anyone to motivate them. This trait remains with them before and after they succeed. If you keep to time, keep your promise and try your best to preserve your integrity, it’s most obvious that you’re successful even if you don’t realise it yet.
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