Success is a journey you will have to keep travelling all the days of your life, success is not a day of work or a destination you arrive at in a period.
Success is what you keep doing every day, success is a habit that you cultivate over time. Don’t be scared of finding out that success is a continuous journey.
The good thing about the success journey is that when you get started, you will master it and get used to living a successful life. So, you shouldn’t be worried that success is a continuous journey.
There will be a time when your goal will be to finish high school, there will be a time when your goal will be to finish university, and there will be a time when your goal will be to get a good job.
There will be a time when your goal will be to get married, there will be a time when your goal will be to buy cars, there will be a time when your goal will be to build houses and the list is endless.
From the moment you stop aiming to achieve more goals in life, from that moment you will be journey of retrogression.
Short story about Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey grew up in poverty and experienced abuse and trauma as a child. She was pregnant at the age of 14 and gave birth to a son who died shortly after birth. Despite these challenges, Oprah never gave up on her dreams.
She worked hard in school and earned a scholarship to college. After college, she got a job as a news anchor. She was eventually fired from her job for being too emotional on the air, but she didn’t let this stop her.
Oprah moved to Chicago to host a morning talk show. The show was initially unsuccessful, but Oprah persevered. She made changes to the show and eventually, it became one of the most popular talk shows in the world.
Oprah is now one of the most successful people in the world. She is a billionaire philanthropist, actress, and producer. She has inspired millions of people with her story of overcoming adversity and achieving her dreams.
Oprah’s story is a reminder that anything is possible if you never give up on your dreams. No matter what challenges you face, you can overcome them with hard work, determination, and perseverance.
Tips for staying motivated
Here are some tips that Oprah Winfrey used to stay motivated
Visualize your success
For you to always stay motivated in order to achieve success, you need to visualize your success.
You should develop the skills of seeing the things you want to achieve in future. If you can’t see the future you want, your chances of getting there is very slim.
If you can see the prosperous future you want, your chances of getting it are high.
You can close your eyes at the beginning of the day to see the beautiful things you want in your life. You should do this regularly because as you continue doing it, it will become your reality.
Never give up
It is a normal thing to feel tired and feel like giving especially in times when things get more challenging.
But it is not normal for you to give up irrespective of the challenges you are facing. You just have to keep trying until you achieve your goals.
Everyone who ever succeeded in life never gave up, they kept trying. You also need to develop that habit to keep trying even though things are not working out the way you want them now.
The world will give you what you want when you persist and never give up on trying.
Have a plan
One of the ways to stay motivated on your journey to success is by having a plan. When you have a plan on how to achieve success in life, it will help you stay focused.
When you fail to plan, you will be anxious and you will have a fear of failure which will not keep you motivated.
But when you plan, you are motivated to work because to know what to do and what you intend to achieve at the end.
The moment you stop learning, you will start getting frustrated because your productivity will reduce.
You should read regularly and learn new skills. This will help keep your mind active, it will also help stay motivated.
Knowledge gives you confidence, it keeps you calm and positive when you are faced with challenges. Being knowledgeable is one of the ways you can always stay motivated.
Working hard simply means doing your best whenever you do something. The truth is that hard work is always rewarding.
If you work hard, you will get good results. Those results are there to keep to motivated showing you that hard work pays.
Get a mentor
“Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.”Oprah Winfrey
Having a mentor who can guide you and offer support can be invaluable.
You can get a mentor from your circle of friends or people who are friends to your friends. Look for successful people around you and discuss with them about being your mentor.
When you have a mentor, he will be able to motivate you as you go along your journey. Having a mentor will help you achieve your goals faster.
Celebrate your success
When you achieve a goal, take some time to celebrate your success. This will help you to stay motivated and keep moving forward.
You can take yourself out on a weekend to relax or you can buy something special for yourself to celebrate your successes.
People celebrate their success in different ways, the whole concept is that you should reward yourself when you achieve your goals.
It is a good thing to celebrate yourself, when you celebrate yourself others will also celebrate you.
No matter how many times you have tried and failed, success awaits you if you keep trying.
People who give up never become successful in life. Life is a choice, it is in your hands to choose success or failure.
You should learn from the story of Oprah, let her story inspire you to keep trying until you succeed. You should also learn that past failure cannot hinder your success in future. In short, they serve as stepping stones to your success.