A great tool to help you identify your “success stories” is to take an online quiz developed by one of my favorite self-help authors, Dr. Geoff Manaugh. He has written several books and articles that can be used as a guide for self-development. I like his “Authority Quiz,” which includes a question about the following:
In these questions, it’s essential to get a “success story” for each answer you choose. When you have identified your “success stories,” you’ll be able to make more informed decisions about how to go about enhancing your own “success stories.”
The authority quiz is viral and comes in two forms: one with hundreds of questions and another that give you just fifty. Either way, there are many features in both that allow it to effectively compare and contrast the various “success stories” for you.
Of course, I’d like to first start with the critical ingredients for success. The most common “success stories” I’ve noticed include success in three areas: business, sports, and love. If you’ve ever found success by trying to do more than one thing at a time, you should note that this author doesn’t make those common mistakes. Here’s what he looks for when he puts together his assessment of success stories:
Most success stories have positive things happening to them. This author believes that the key to success is not doing more, but doing all you can.
Share Your Unsuccessful Experiences
These days, it seems like many people are taking their unsuccessful experiences and making them into successful life stories. Many people have discovered that their failures have created new opportunities that they would never have otherwise found. So, if you’ve gone through something that wasn’t good for you. It might be time to look at the things that didn’t work out so well and put them into action. The best success stories are often difficult to identify and reveal. If you’re familiar with an author of whom you want to be more like, listen to what they have to say about this subject in their books and find out which of their “success stories” fits your situation.
One other point to consider is that just because you think you’ve had a successful life, doesn’t mean you’ve been truly successful. Look at the lives of those who are successful and learn from their mistakes.
There are always going to be stories of failure, just as there are successes. We learn from our mistakes and grow from the lessons we learn amid our accomplishments.
The best way to avoid failure and to build a successful life is to always look for ways to improve your skills and talents. As the saying goes, the power to think beyond your current capabilities is the power to build upon them and to create the success that you deserve.
Write Your Success Stories
But there are many people out there who write their life stories with only one lens, and I think that’s wrong. By being clear about the things you enjoy and like. You become more successful in everything you do, and you find yourself getting more people involved in your life.
If you find yourself always surrounded by people who get everything wrong, you may have a problem. Remember, the things you think and do that work today will also tend to work tomorrow.