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Monday Morning Inspiration October 30, 2017

Posted Monday, October 30, 2017, at 4:23 PM

How do you define success? I want you to really think about this as success comes in many forms. What you see as success may not be success to someone else. What that person sees as a success may not be success to you. Success is in the eye of the beholder. The common trait that comes with success is action. If one does not take action the likely hood of them experiencing success is slim. Success does not just come to you. It requires productivity, active engagement, focus, and leadership. To experience success, you must focus on the task at hand and be actively engaged in what you are doing. If you are not involved, you are not focused, and when you are not focused, you lag in productivity.

In essence, how you lead your life will determine what successes you experience. Lading in its purest form is how you direct and guide yourself as well as others. When you reflect on your own leadership, have you lead in such a way that you embody the spirit of excellence. When executing excellence, you successfully empower yourself. This empowerment enables you to fully understand success and embrace your free will. Your free will offers opportunities and as these opportunities present themselves you exemplify success. You know that each day you have a chance to be great, as you are destined for greatness. Your greatness is not based on what other people do, it is based on the action you take and how you lead your life. So the question I ask, is how are you leading your life? Are you making a difference? Can other people positively benefit from your actions? Do your actions advance growth and development? Success is what you make it, and if what you are doing is not conducive to progress you are cheating yourself.

It is time to make the rest of your life the best of your life. Stop reflecting on the past and let go of the negativity. Do what you know is right and make the necessary changes and adjustments. Your success depends on your ability to be you. It depends on your ability to live, love, appreciate, and enjoy you. You and you alone are capable of making your life the best life. There is no need to compare yourself to anyone else. You only need to examine what you did today, to what you did yesterday. As you compare days if today is not better than yesterday you still have time to make it better. Be the change you want to see by being the best you can be. Honor who you are and embrace your talents and abilities. Success is when you honor you and love you. Do you honor yourself and love yourself enough to experience success?

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