Success is not when you become richer or better than others, but when you understand yourself and bravely step out of your comfort zone to achieve what you want.
Everyone has different views on success. If we keep looking at the achievements of others and comparing ourselves to them, we will never feel satisfied with what we have. No matter how great you become, there will always be people who are better, richer, happier than you. Therefore, we should focus on ourselves and be proud of the small achievements that we have achieved. Here are 7 signs that you are more successful than you think.
1. You have enough money to live a comfortable life
Not all of us live comfortably with our salary. If you don’t have to worry too much about monthly expenses or have to choose between necessities, it shows that your life is gradually getting better. You will also feel happier when you can deduct a small amount every month to save or invest in yourself like taking a course, traveling, or shopping for things you like. As long as you don’t have to struggle or constantly worry about expenses, even if you are not rich, you are more successful than you think.
2. You have good friends
When we go out into society, we will meet a lot of people and gradually expand our relationships. However, that does not mean that we can confide and share private stories with everyone. If you have good friends who are always ready to listen, help you when you are in trouble, share with you the joys and sorrows in life, it shows that you are not only successful but also a very good person and lucky to have those real friends around.
3. You are surrounded with successful people
Our energy will attract people like us. Therefore, if your close friends and colleagues are all successful people, it means that you and them have similar views and lifestyles. Regular contact with them is also a way for you to expand your understanding and improve yourself. Their success and life stories can inspire you to be better in life and motivate you to strive for your goals and dreams you have for yourself.
4. You see failure as a lesson
Life is not always as smooth as we want it to be, but there will always be difficulties and obstacles to test our perseverance. To achieve success, everyone has to experience failures and setbacks in life. Even though it was a terrible time, you also realize that you have learned many valuable lessons from your own mistakes. You see failure as an opportunity to learn and improve yourself, you courageously take responsibility for your mistakes and remember not to repeat the same thing. You may not realize it, but you are slowly changing for the better and becoming more mature over time. This just goes to show that you have succeeded on your personal development journey. So give yourself a pat on the back.
5. You don’t ask others to help you
You know how to find the right solution for every problem in your life instead of expecting help from others. Of course, if they express a sincere desire to help, you are still willing to let them give you a helping hand. There is nothing wrong about asking for help from friends when you need it the most, but if you are able to find solution by yourself then you have succeeded in independently managing your own predicament. With that, you not only handle your own problems well, but you are always ready to help those around you when they need it.
6. You don’t have to be the center of attention
You no longer expect praises and validations from those around you every time you successfully complete the assigned task. Of course, you still feel happy if others recognize your achievements, but you no longer care too much about this issue. Instead, you take pride in what you have achieved and enjoy the fruits of your efforts. You are no longer interested in impressing others but rather focus on the things you are doing that makes you feel alive and happy.
7. Do you have a clear goal?
A person is considered successful when they define their goals and have a specific plan to achieve what they want. When you have a clear direction, you will be motivated to work, try your best to overcome your limits and no longer feel fear and anxiety in the face of challenges. If you’ve found your goal and are always excited to share it with everyone around you, that’s a sign that you’ve succeeded.