Everyone wants to succeed in everything he or she attempts; however, this is not reality. No one succeeds at everything in life. This does not necessarily mean failure. It just means that the level of accomplishment deemed as being a success has yet to be achieved. There are many obstacles to success, some within us, some without. To succeed, we identify these obstacles and learn how to overcome or circumvent them. To be successful, first you have to know what success is, so you will know when you achieve it.
What is Success?
If you believe in God, then a definition of success might be "following the path laid before you by God and doing so in a Godly manner." Even if you are not a believer in God, most people believe their lives have a higher purpose. For them, success may be defined as achieving this higher purpose. This higher purpose does not necessarily mean achieving great wealth, great power, or high status. Success may be just becoming a person who is respected by society as being a "good" person who always tries to do the "right" thing. Therefore, success may be defined as "the ability to achieve, or the achievement of, the important life goals you set for yourself, while being true to your nature, inner character, and spiritual beliefs."
There are so many external obstacles to success, such as happenstance, other people, culture, religion, geographic location, etc. that it is impossible to list and explain how to deal with each one. Each person must overcome his or own external obstacles, and possibly even use the obstacles as stepping stones toward achieving success.
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