Success means different things to different people. Once upon a time, I thought success was about how educated I was, who I married, how my children performed, what I drove, what I wore etc.
I'm not sure if it has come with maturity or with a greater understanding of life, but I now know I am successful if I'm feeling happy.
Of course I love to drive nice cars, wear nice clothes, live in a beautiful home, be a part of a wonderful family etc. but none of that makes me successful.
What makes me successful is the way I feel about myself, the way I feel toward other people and the way I feel about life.
I have found that all the peripheral things I want come into my possession easily when I first feel and know within that I am already everything I can ever be.
I don't need to do anything to make myself successful, I was successful before I came here and I will be successful when I leave here. I am eternally successful because I am a divine part of All That Is.
It doesn't matter whether other people view you as a success or not. It does matter if you view yourself as a success.
What's the point of trying to be a success for others if you end up feeling miserable? That's just not success!
Jack Canfield is a great author on the principles of success. Here you can listen to the abridged version of the The Success Principles.
Free! Jack Canfield's book Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul.
There's a great chapter called 'Working with Affirmations' which includes affirmations on:
Are you wondering what affirmations are, how to use these affirmations for success, or how to write your own affirmations?
Finding out is a whole lot of fun and will transform your life on every level.
For more information visit Affirmations that Work.