All posts tagged: Live your best life

flame of success

Success is how you run the race

I’m starting to realize success isn’t a destination.   For a long time I have equated success with achieving certain goals. Lately, I am realising success is a journey, moreso than a destination. Circumstances are second to attitude. We all face hard times. We all face setbacks. Success is the way we handle those setbacks. Do we let them hold us back? Do we choose to learn, even from our own failures? If we fall, and mess up, do we allow our failure to discourage us or do we take it as an opportunity to learn and grow and get back up? There are times when circumstances, people and maybe even our own minds, tell us we can’t do something.   The odds are against us. Yet, there is an inner flame that quietly flickers – “you can do it”. Success is choosing to feed that flame. Success when nobody believes in you I read an article about famous celebrities who were rejected. Walt Disney was fired from the Kansas City Star and told he “lacked imagination …

Mirror, Mirror

Life is all about perspective.  Who you are is the outcome of how you see yourself. There is a theory that says that we base our view of ourselves on the way other people view us. Though, I believe there is truth in that, I believe moreso that other people view us in light of the way we view ourselves. If a person is insecure, that will affect their actions, mannerisms and choices. This affects the way other people view that person. But it stems from that persons initial perspective.  In contrast, when a person is confident, this also comes out in their actions, and in the subtle ways in which they communicate.  I had an interesting conversation with my boss the other day. We were talking about an idea for a marketing angle, but it lead into a conversation on perspective – and how different people view the same thing differently. He said he would be interested in knowing how different people view me – my parents, my kids, my ex, my best friends.     …