Success can be anything from winning a baseball tournament to waking up in the morning. The word success is a very pliable word. In everyday life, success can be used for a lot of things like running a mile or even having enough food for the day. That word is so critical to our lives that we almost forget about it.
There are small and big successes, but you can’t have the big successes without the small ones. As my Dad tells me, “You can’t build a house without any foundation.” This means that you can’t just go for a big success. You need to build your way up with small achievements or else the house will fall.
What is success to you?
I think that success is like going bungee jumping. Weird, right? But it makes sense. You never know what success feels like until you achieve it, just like with bungee jumping. Ever since I was a child I wanted to go bungee jumping, but I was too scared and would chicken out at the last minute. I would picture myself jumping off a bridge with a rope wrapped around my leg, but I would never feel the sensation of jumping off that bridge. That is what success is to someone that hasn’t felt it before; just a thought, a feeling that they would never know, and all they had to do was jump. When you jump, it is amazing! You want to feel those feelings over and over again. THAT is the feeling of success.
My secret to success is to put myself out there! If I don’t, I will never get that taste for success. I would just stay stagnant.
Success and mental health work hand in hand because we all need to have good mental health to succeed in everyday activities. I will preach this until the day I die, but your mental health is the most valuable thing in life. With good mental health comes success, and with success comes good mental health. It is a cycle that repeats and repeats.
I leave you with these final thoughts. You need to think about the small successes in life for you to live well: waking up in the morning, doing your homework, or exercising; because that all leads to the big successes: going to college, getting a job that you worked hard for, or being with someone that you love.
Success is an amazing thing and I hope that everyone that reads this had at least one success today.
Don’t just dwell on the big successes; think about the little successes that will get you there to that bigger goal.
What are you going to do to succeed in life? What small step can you take now?
Until I write again,