Today’s “Triple P” post or positive post for the posse is about DEFINING SUCCESS FOR YOURSELF.
Each of us at some point in time has an opportunity to be and do more in life. But why is it many people fail to actually engage their lives fully? Why do some stymie their own success?
Here are few culprits that may shed some light on the situation.
1). TELEVISION. Television is designed mostly to allow you to escape into a fantasyland. It sells you a pipe dream to entice you to buy in many cases things you don’t need and sometimes cannot even afford. It shows images of people, places, and things to subconsciously trigger mainly impulse buying. The message is clear: if you don’t live like this you are NOT successful. This is not true. Don’t get caught up living your life through fantasyland.
2). SOCIAL MEDIA. This phenomena allows people to perpetrate numerous frauds and fictions on a grand scale highlighting their fantasy lifestyle and accomplishments. It has created a “cyber persona” for some. But for social media many people’s paths would never cross in daily life. Like television, it’s core usefulness is steeped in commerce and money making. Don’t be taken by images and words on social media. Take time to get to know people the ole fashion way – talk to them directly.
3). BAD INFLUENCES. I don’t really know the definition of friendship in the technical sense of the word. All I know is I would never offer any of my friends or anyone else for that matter death, destruction, and bad habits. It’s beyond me how people allow other people to infiltrate their lives and bring constant drama, chaos, and madness. I’ve slipped up recently and allowed someone I thought was my friend access and boy did they try and do some damage. It happens to all of us which is why we must be constantly vigilant.
TAKEAWAY: In the end, it’s up to us to take responsibility for our stuff in life. When you do so, please understand ultimately you have to be your own cheering and motivation section. Sure you will meet some good people along the way who will genuinely care about you. Still, you will meet some folks who simply do not have your best interest at heart. By turning off the television and tuning out negative trash and keeping social media words and images into perspective, you can avoid other people’s definition of success and create your own. Also, by selecting your spouse, girlfriend/boyfriend, or soulmate very carefully, you don’t end up with a life consumed with their issues or definition of success. Success is not about what other people have or don’t have, it’s about how far you get in life from where YOU started.