Is someone a success before or after they succeed.

I was just watching the film The Opus and something struck me as they were talking about success and failure.

They said in the film, that someone who is successful, is someone who meets failure, adapts and keeps on going. Whereas someone who is a failure, is someone who meets an obstacle and gives up. So really success is a decision to go on no matter what, to persevere. We have all heard this before. So really successful people are successful before they even start they have made a decision to keep going until they get what they want to achieve.

What I like about this, is that success isn’t what you do it’s what you decide before hand. You decide to be successful.

We can all make this decision and it’s pretty simple. You set a goal and then look forward to potential obstacles and decide then and there that you are going to overcome that obstacle. On top of that when you pass the first one you will then have all the belief in the world that anything that has been put in your way can be overcome.

I feel this is a very powerful exercise as the vast majority of us lack self belief that we can achieve our wildest dreams. However if you break the goal down and identify one obstacle and overcome it, your belief grows. So every obstacle from then on will build your belief more and more. Until you become unstoppable.

So what obstacles are you going to overcome today?

Best of luck.

3 Replies to “Is someone a success before or after they succeed.”

  1. Success is a decision away. We decide to fail or succeed. From a reality perspective, there are no failures or bad outcomes. They are just outcomes. We learn from them and move on to new heights. You are 100% right. Overcome, move on, achieve = success. This gives you confidence and thus more successes. Great post Miller

    Art Noel

  2. -I need to write a business plan (the showable one) for back to enterprise allowance till Th . I have a beta app so half is done..(by someone else) …Finally a deadline! without deadlines things take ages. Because they can. I have no accountability watch buddy or a family to tell me otherwise.
    And I am still here. 8 years in Dublin. I did not give up. It may be a sign of senility too 😉 btw goals, plans … these are chimeras; testing (iterating McAvinchey would say) is the king.

    1. If you go to you can write a quick business plan, just read the tips. It will get your idea down on a page and clear up your thinking. Then you can start filling out the more detailed business plan. break it down into the smallest tasks possible.

      I’d recommend looking at why you have no accountability, often the results we get in life are because of beliefs and habits set as a child. So if you are not accountable you may believe that accountability is painful or that being told to do something is painful, maybe its a fear of criticism, I know I had that. But that was set when you where a kid and is still affecting you today.

      Read up on beliefs and habits. because they are what control the vast majority of our behaviours. If you want change in your life use the difficult things as ways of figuring out what really makes you tick, and change the habits accordingly. this is a great book to start off with.

      Fair play for not giving up. It’s a sign your a lot stronger than you may think and that you believe you are capable of doing something great with your life.

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