What does “Success” mean to you?
I’m relatively short, have a shaved head, wear glasses, have to budget how I spend my money and only powerful enough to try and disagree with my girlfriend which usually results in me losing another discussion, debate or at worst an argument. Would you think me successful?
The Paparazzi only photographs the select few of good looking, yacht-owning and influential people. I mean when last did you see a picture of a not so good looking, average spending, ordinary working person – who’s not a friend of a politician, on the cover of any tabloid magazine, or part of an ad campaign trying to get you to buy something. So if this is the case then is the mainstream perception of “success” to be rich, powerful and have a good-looking partner? If it is and if I buy into it I’m screwed. But I don’t because that’s not my interpretation of success.
In my eyes, I’m a success – I’ve done and achieved stuff related to my idea of being successful and I believe I have the recipe for your success that will work for you if you tweak it to fit in with your uniqueness.
A bold statement I know but then again I’m short, bald, short-sighted, frugal and worst of all, no-one ever wants to photograph me. So I don’t really have much to lose by being bold.
So here goes…
- For us to be successful we need to define what success means to us, as unique individuals – not what others tell us it is.
Is it to acquire material goods, or to learn new things, or to be philanthropic, or to conquer extreme undertakings? Whatever it may be it’s for you to decide.
- We are all unique and our interpretation of success should be in line with who we are as individuals.
How do we do this?
- We unselfishly focus on who we are by discovering our own values, beliefs, talents, strengths, passions, wants, needs and mindsets.
So, who are you as an individual and what does success mean to you?
Once these 2 are identified a recipe for success can be mapped out.
More to follow…
About the author.
Gary Hirson is an IMAGINEUR.
With the backing of his Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Life Transformation Coach credentials, he has introduced goal-setting and self-belief tools to the youth via his three independently published and interactive children’s books.
Alongside his professional photography business and successful running of two other businesses, which have subsequently been sold, Gary always dreamt of publishing coffee-table books with his name on them. Having now photographed and published two unique books, Gary realised his big dream, but still has many others to conquer.
In addition, the tools he advocates in the books, he uses, along with his experience as a Coach, to aid teenagers, young entrepreneurs and young creatives to best identify and achieve their dreams.