Everyone wants to achieve success in their lives and careers. While success may mean different things to different people, most of us would link success to achievement, the realization of our goals.
We derive satisfaction when we close a big sale, shatter par on the links, or set a personal best in the half-marathon. Of course, we also experience a sense of failure when we consistently fail to achieve our goals. Left unaddressed, persistent failure can rob us our self-esteem and leave us dissatisfied and depressed.
I believe that success – or a word I prefer, fulfillment, is our birthright, a gift that God, Buddha, the Divine Feminine, the Universe offers us, if only we are perceptive enough to recognize it and open ourselves up to receive it. Of course, success is not going to drop into our laps like a ripe, succulent peach: we must learn the principles of success, recognize and accept our fears as part of our essential humanity, and master certain strategies that will transform negative, reactive patterns into success pathways.