Let this be your ‘Go To’ list every time you feel like comparing your successes to other peoples (or when you get asked ‘So when are you going to get your shit together and do something successful with your life?’)
You got up out of bed this morning
Regardless of whether you woke up at 5:30am and hit the gym before work, or at 2:30pm and are still recovering from all the Netflixing you did last night, you still woke up, which in itself, is (kind of) successful if you ask me.
Each morning we are faced with the choice of waking up, showing up and getting shit done, or staying in bed dwelling on the negatives. So if you got up with good intentions today, I say, good on you!
You are continuously making progress
If you are better than you were yesterday, you are more successful than you think! Maybe you ran an extra fifty meters on your morning jog, or wrote an extra hundred words for that assignment you have due, or went the whole day without loosing any Instagram followers!
Sometimes its the little achievements that add up to make the big ones in the long term.
You have a clear vision for your life
I have always found that the biggest differentiating factor between people I deem ‘successful’ and those I deem as ‘unsuccessful’ is the way they have envisioned their lives.
Successful people always seem to have fascinating projects going on that they speak about with such passion. They always have short terms goals in the works and speak about their future with enthusiasm.
Unsuccessful people, on the other hand, never have anything interesting to say. They don’t know how to attract and maintain solid relationships or grasp onto opportunities when they arise.
You are content with your past
Successful people don’t ruminate on past mistakes or missed opportunities. Successful people know that failure can be the greatest learning experience and mistakes are just an opportunity to improve.
You are excited for your future
Whether you are excited for the new job you are starting or for the trip to Japan you just booked, successful people thrive off having something to look forward to.
Looking towards the future with excitement is one of the greatest forms of motivation ever! If you realise this, you are definitely more successful than someone who lives their life with a day in, day out kind of attitude.
You have ticked something off your ‘To Do’ List
It could be something as small as sending off that email to your boss to something as large as paying off your home! Ticking something off your daily ‘to do’ list is sometimes as satisfying as ticking something off your bucket list.
You are healthy
People tend to forget that being in good health is one of the greatest marks of success. Realising that you are going nowhere without your health is perhaps one of the ultimate mental notes you can ever make!
When you are healthy in both your body and your mind, your ability to establish meaningful connections, search out opportunities and feel more content with your life is increased by a mile!
You do things for others
Each time you do something for someone else, you are basically winning an Oscar for ‘Being a Great Person’.
Not everyone has the ability to be emphatic, so by putting yourself in someone else’s shoes every once in a while, you are more successful than the person who doesn’t!
You do things for yourself
When you take the time to do the things that fill you with happiness, you are setting yourself up for success.
Recognising that caring for yourself is just as important as caring for those around you makes you more successful than what you think!
You have someone in your life that you love
Ok. Yes, I know, it sounds cheesy, overrated and totally cliche, but let’s face it- nothing feels more successful than being part of a loving relationship.
In this day and age, it seems that more and more people are taking relationships for granted! Whether its your relationship between you and your best-friend, you and your co-workers, you and your parents or you and your partner, if you take the time and make the effort to make them feel loved, you are successful beyond measure!