For the last three years this blog has continuously stressed the importance of following your passion, striving to be the great you, and working towards success. In between a lot of the theoretical jargon, there have been posts about steps on obtaining those goals of success or passion(s). Today, I want to focus only on the practicality of success.
Must you believe in yourself? Must you have an undeniable attachment to what your passion(s) or goals are? Is faith clearly apart of the process to reaching said passion or goals? But of course. Without works, faith is dead according to James 2:14-26. This scripture couldn’t be more evidently true. Yet, sometimes we have to pull our heads from out of the clouds and let our mental desires align with our body and just do it. You may have a passion or goal to gain a specific position at work; you may want to gain new clients for your passion of baking; you may even desire to become a playwright. Whatever that burning desire or passion is, its only that without the required action. Success is practical, not just theory. Theory is good because it gets us to thinking about what we want to do, but being practical gets us to obtaining that desired outcome. What’s the point in traveling the path of the rainbow and never getting to the ‘pot of gold’ we always hear about?
Much of what I’ve accomplished to date didn’t come with me only believing in myself. It came with me actually taking the steps required to become author, screenwriter, or professional Christin Webb. I had to research. I had to study. I had to earn multiple degrees. If today you have a goal, but aren’t putting your feet to the pavement, I urge you to sit down (don’t stay there long though) and devise a plan. The old school way would be to get a pen, paper and write down what steps are needed to become the great you that you see yourself being. Research and network, then modify those plans accordingly. Create milestones to track your progress. Reward yourself when you have met some of those milestones and when you haven’t. Critique what may have made you miss the mark. Don’t let those missed marks or ‘failures’ deter you from continuing your pursuit. Inquire to some of the same people you networked with to see if they can see something in your actions that you couldn’t. Their feedback may be invaluable.
Now if you’re someone who already gets it; you already know what it means to practically chase down success, your task is simple. Share your experiences with those that are currently in pursuit of success. Remember, you were once in pursuit. Reach out to that younger you or that underdeveloped you and let them know that 1) their plan is commendable and 2) constructively provide them with feedback that could catapult them into their next hemisphere of success.
Let’s work to not only believe in ourselves; trust that we are capable of achieving those goals and/or passions, but put our bodies in motion and let success know that its ours for the taking!
Until the next post, let’s all live passionately and out loud!
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