Fear is a strange boogeyman. It is that irrational voice in our head that steals us of our pride. It holds us back from getting what we want. It derails us, until we give up on own dreams and settle for less. However, some of us, the outliers, like to poke it and see what’s in there for us. We don’t regret the outcome as we proudly take control of the situation. We know that fear cannot control our minds or the decisions we make in life. We like to cash into fear by thinking of it as a new challenge only to overcome it and achieve our goals. Some of the points mentioned here will make you nod your head, some will make you shiver. For, these are the signs of success, that even though you’re drowning under a wave of challenges, you’ll still make it big one day.
5 Signs of Success
YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WANT
You have been through an identity crisis. You know you had been faking, copying, blindly following your entire life. One day, you began to question your values and choices. This led you to explore your lifestyle, new dreams, belief systems and people around you. Aspiring leaders like you have voyaged a new journey through your identity crisis and committed to your vision. While you continue to explore, your exploration is grounded on foundational beliefs and a clear sense of who you are and what you want.
YOU DON’T SETTLE FOR LESS
People around you are content with just dreaming about what their life could be like. They get a rush from the imagination, and then go back to being their mediocre selves. While you, have been told several times that you have the potential to do something different. But you don’t want to gloat on imagination and dreams. You want to achieve your goals and turn that vision into existence. You are courageous enough to live your truth and not settle for anything less than what you want.
YOU ARE NEVER DISCOURAGED
In life, discouragement often comes from lack of forward motion. In such times, it’s hard not to get discouraged. First people get discouraged, then they lose their momentum. Next thing you know, they are giving up on their dreams. Headstrong people like you know that in life there are no peaches and cream. You have a ferocious drive and hunger for success that makes you never get discouraged. Successful people face major failures, if not major, and yet they never give up.
YOUR FIVE CLOSEST FRIENDS ARE INFLUENCERS
Aspiring leaders are surrounded by people who are in a higher league than your own. They share their lives with people who have their own goals. So many people fall into the wrong crowd and then wonder why their life ends up in a certain way. Dreamers like you, support one another.
YOU ARE IN CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE
How many times have you heard, “Don’t do this because…”? Most people who are scared try to warn others and talk them out of whatever it is that they are doing. You, however, are in control of your life. You are ready to deal with outside pressure and expect people to try to tell you something like “you must be insane”.
So, what do you think? Apart from the aforementioned signs of success, are there any others you would like to propose? Share it in the comments.