Hi there! I hope you are having a wonderful day.
Now, if you saw my post on 3 best definitions of success worth memorizing, you’d remember that there was one by Earl Nightingale that says,
Success is the progressive realisation of a worthy goal or ideal.
Of course, as you can tell I’ve already memorised that one. But here is something I wanted to share. Something that is well captured by this great definition.
You and I know that life isn’t about memorizing definitions. It’s not even about words… for the wise say, words don’t teach. No matter how much words we memorize, that doesn’t assure us success.
But there is this one thing that can boldly guarantee us success. That thing is experience.
So words don’t teach… but experience does!
You have heard them successful people say,
‘If I could do it, anyone can do it.
But really, can anyone can do it?
Anyone can succeed, big?
Even… that guy whose school teachers had nothing good to write for him in his school reports? Are you talking about Winston Churchill?
You mean anyone… even that other guy who has dyslexia but has succeeded in every continent? Are you talking about Sir Richard Branson?
Did you say anyone?
Even that guy whose family thought he was crazy, and that he wasn’t aware what the real world is? They guy that everyone close to him told him to get a real job and forget about this thing he calls the Law of Success? Are you talking about Napoleon Hill?
But then dear friend, these are sort of far fetched examples.
So let’s bring it down to the basics, and if it doesn’t come down then we can break it… maybe break it in chunks, so that we can understand it better.
And to do that, we are going to re-visit our definition of success by Earl Nightingale.
What is it?
Well, success is the progressive realisation of a worthy goal or ideal.
Success is about progression.
Success is, in other words progress.
Success is getting better at it.
Success is keeping in the drive to achieve more.
Is about the next thing.
Is about keeping that inner inspiration and dream alive – no matter what it is.
And to do that we don’t memorize definitions, or read pages of personal development content. But we get down with it. We get dirty. We go for it. We go for the experience of it.
Of course, words don’t teach… and that’s why the fun of it is in the experience.
That’s what we are after.
And we don’t wait till New Year to make cliché resolutions or that kind of thing.
We don’t wait until someone has moved our cheese, has made a change for us before we want to experience more, better, sweeter…
We don’t even wait until we’ve got that lifestyle, or that we are high on some legal drugs.
We do it now.
We go for the experience now.
Because now is the only time we have.
So my dear friend, if you’ve always had the drive to do better, the desire to achieve more, to go for that next inspiring thing, then here is some good news 📰 for you…
That’s the best place to be.
So stay in the drive.
Stay on track.
Stay because you will not only achieve that which you are after, but also you will…
- help others achieve more
- grow and with your success…
- make the world a better place or in other words…
- leave it better than you found it
And there is one thing that is astonishingly good about that ‘progressive’ habit’…
It will never end.
As long as you are alive, you will keep going for the next one.
Because essentially, that’s the law of nature – more, better, bigger, and most importantly, useful for all.
I know I’ve written in the past that the path of personal development is not for everyone (and that the path of personal development isn’t crowded… or why only a few reap the rewards?)… But it’s true, it’s not for everyone.
It’s for people like you and I.
Because we aren’t satisfied with where we are.
There’s no fun in that.
So we must keep on to the next one.
They say anyone can do it.
But what they don’t say is, anyone who wants the experience of it, is the one who can do it.
And that’s you and I.
So if you already have that momentum going.
If you are already going with the flow…
Then stay there.
Be super proud of what you know and what you’ve learned over the years. And if you can, share that wish as many people as you can…
Take it from me… you are one privileged person.