Howdy! A Portland, OR native, I currently reside in the northern San Diego County area as a freelance writer. When I'm not sipping coffee, soaking up some rays and writing or playing guitar you can find me at the hot yoga studio.
Success can be defined as being able to do the things that you need to get done, in an efficient manner and have an impact on the world.
Success is a global thing that may vary based on your ambitions, passions, and goals.
For some people, the word success can bring fear while for others, it creates excitement and vigor.
Regardless of your beliefs, what is most important is that you know what you want and how you are going to get there.
You are always going to have obstacles and negative people that make your journey more challenging.
How do you overcome the obstacles? Is it by changing your opinion, or by creating another belief system that is based on love, joy, and empathy?
It is only when you change your thinking, that you can turn around obstacles and go on a new way.
Most people don't go into a career path without thinking about success.
When you are young, you have so much to live for and so much to achieve.
How can you find a job that motivates you? Don't go into an uncertain career path where you don't know how to grow.
You may ask, why would you want a job that you hate?
It is because if you are going into a job that you don't like, your mind is going to be very stale.
When your mind is stale you are losing motivation and the desire to continue doing something you hate.
You are going to need to come up with your own mindset, based on what you really love.
What are your goals? Do you want to be a successful writer?
Do you want to go on a big vacation?
Have you ever watched a video and the actor starts talking at the beginning and when they get to the end they say, "Until next time?"
Think about your goals and create a list of all the things that you need to do to reach them.
Having a set of goals and checklists will help you stay focused on achieving your goals.
When you are writing a checklist, there are three steps:
The definition of success is to be the best you can be, in the specific job or career you choose.
There are certain things that you need to be knowledgeable about and learn.
If you choose a career that requires a lot of memorizing and sitting down at a desk, you need to be good with these things.
Are you willing to give up your social life and sleep?
Don't be scared of talking to people you don't know.
You don't need to say, "Hi, my name is Katie. I am 23 years old. What do you do for a living?"
The idea is to build a relationship with other people and create a large network of people that support you and want to help you reach your goals.
Think about where you want to be and what you want for them.
This is the most important thing you need to do, to create a successful mindset.
What do you want for your family?
The best way to become successful is to take responsibility and act.
The whole idea is to create a daily routine that makes you excited to go to work so that you are willing to work hard.
You need to keep yourself focused on the goal, by creating a routine that makes you excited to achieve it.
Choose a career that has meaning to you, instead of a career that pays you well.
Create your own mental checklist of things to do in a day, each day.
Do you need to exercise, do you need to drink a green smoothie, watch an inspirational video, make a home-cooked meal, have a cup of tea, listen to music, do yoga, spend time with your friends, or go to the gym?
Whatever you decide to do, make a routine.
Don't just go into a job, that you think you will enjoy. Work out what you really want to do.
What type of career would you enjoy? If you are not sure, you may want to consider going into business, so you can help people.
There are so many different jobs that you can do, so if you find a career that you truly enjoy, you may just become successful.
Having a lifestyle plan is crucial for accomplishing a lot.
A lifestyle plan allows you to build on your success, even in a short amount of time.
In the beginning, you need to make sure that you have enough money and security to build your lifestyle.
Give yourself goals for the year. Why not set yourself goals for the year, instead of a yearly goal.
Goals change your focus and keep you focused on your goal, instead of procrastinating.
What would you like to achieve by the end of the year? How would you like to see yourself at the end of the year?
This is a good time to think about the type of job you want and find a job that you can do from home.
This would allow you to balance your family and work life.