We all would like to be successful. We dream of achieving great heights in our careers, we strive to be faster or stronger in the sporting arena, we want to be great writers, dancers, or singers. Success also does not mean the same thing to all people. Some people consider success to be how much money they have in the bank, while others feel that being successful is how famous they are, and some view success as something more spiritual. Whatever your idea of success might be, there is one thing to be aware of. Success does not just happen. We look at people who we consider to be successful and often we think that they seem to have it so easy. We consider them lucky or unusually blessed.
Success is within everybody's reach. However, success does not come from occasionally pursuing our dreams. Success comes from consistently doing the things which will take us toward success. It is showing up for the daily grind, doing the thousand mundane little things which will add up to the big successful accomplishment we desire. Success is not fireworks and applause, it is every tiresome and tedious step along the way. It is often a slow process, but perseverance is needed. It means saying no to quitting. It means sticking to it. And remember, while you are pursuing success make every effort to be happy. Happiness makes the daily grind worthwhile.