What if you are already successful?
Most of us invest our time and energy in comparing our lives with others. In doing so our focus shifts to our weaknesses, mistakes, and failures. We are so busy chasing goals that we rarely find time to breathe and reflect on our competencies and achievements. Sometimes we realize accomplishing tough challenges only after a proverbial pat on our back by colleagues or closed ones. When there is no validation, our self-limiting beliefs force us to think we are unsuccessful.
Success is not always about winning or having tons of money – that’s an outdated perception. The definition of success may vary from person to person. What if you are already successful? How to figure that out?
Here are 25 Signs that You are Already Successful
1. You live in harmony.
Close your eyes and think of your family and relationships. Is there more harmony and less chaos and conflicts? Can you count on your closed ones at times of need? Do you find things peaceful at home and work? If yes, then your life is pretty successful.
2. You are an early bird.
People who wake up early in the morning are more proactive and productive than those who wake up at an arbitrary time, according to a Harvard Study. Early birds can avoid distractions because they are aligned with the natural rhythm of the earth. Going with natural biological wiring will make you more effective. If you don’t hit the snooze button every morning, then you are having a successful lifestyle and personality.
3. You have a plan.
All the great and successful people in this world have one thing in common – a long term strategy. Success is built on the structure and a framework to reach your goals. If you know what you want and who you want to become and have a plan to achieve your goals, then you are successful.
4. You can say ‘NO’.
According to Steve Jobs, innovation is saying “NO” to thousands of things. There may be hundreds of good ideas, but you must be careful to pick the right ones. If you can move ahead without seeking praise then you can easily say no as well.
Successful people can say no to overworking, parties that no more interest them, spending time with people without a growth mindset, and so on.
5. You preach patience.
Patience is the key to set yourself apart from the rest of the world. It gives you grit and skills to make the type of impact that you originally intended in any environment. Patience is a virtue that gives you greater appreciation in the long run.
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6. You aren’t addicted to salary.
“The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary.” Nassim Nicholas Taleb.
Just like drugs give feel-good and reward like experience, salary also triggers dopamine the happy hormone in our body. People enjoy the rat race as there are no uncertainties or risks in the job.
When a person stops getting his daily dose of the drug, he may enter a state of limbo, barely functional. Similarly, a person who loses a job feels a sense of helplessness and nervousness.
If you can live without worrying about insufficient money to meet both ends, then you are most definitely a success!
7. You are optimistic.
Every thought releases some brain chemicals. Positive and joyful thoughts cause our brains to produce feel-good hormones like serotonin. Being optimistic reduces stress hormones like cortisol and creates a sense of well-being. On the contrary negative thinking creates stress and slows the brain function over time. Positive thinking can help you achieve your goals faster and that’s the essential trait of successful people.