Are you hungry for success, or do you hope it falls into your lap?
Who doesn’t want to be successful?
Almost all of us want to succeed in life.
However, most of us will go through our entire life without even experiencing the sweet taste of success!
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Have you ever wondered why?
Well, I did!
I spent a lot of time researching the habits and psychology of successful people just to find out the difference between them and the rest of the population.
What I found out was an eye-opener of my behavior and an explanation about why many people are not hungry for success.
We have several unconscious beliefs about success.
Although we might like to be successful in our dreams and enjoy a life of freedom, choices, and luxury, the reality is different.
The thought of being successful or even being surrounded by successful people can bring up much fear and insecurity.
This very uncomfortable feeling makes us run away into our closet of life and miss out on the variety of great experiences life offers.
That is why we are not hungry for success.
Reasons we lack the hunger for success:
I discovered 3 main reasons we lack the hunger for success in my lifestyle coaching work with women.
1. Visibility: the nemesis of those hungry for success.
When we become successful, we tend to receive a lot of attention.
Even though deep inside of us, we may love being the center of attention, it may bring up challenges for many of us.
Being visible will mean we must always maintain ourselves to the standards and expectations of the people watching us.
Blending in the crowd is easy.
This is what most of us are used to in our daily life.
However, being in the spotlight is not.
For example – look at some of the young celebrities.
Their visibility sometimes leads to ruining their career.
They fall under the constant pressure of being watched all the time.
The good thing about being successful and visible is that people look up to you.
That means you can positively influence and inspire people by being a living example.
2. Peer Pressure
We worry that if we become successful, our friends and family will not recognize or like us the way we were before.
We worry that we will lose our place among them.
Sometimes we may even think that people from our past know us in a certain way and will not accept the new us.
Many of the women I worked with had an unconscious belief that if they became successful, their loved ones may feel too small and inadequate.
The desire to feel accepted and to fit in society is one of the strongest forces within us humans.
We may not be taken as that ‘cool’ person anymore who used to like to fool around.
Instead, our social circle may think we have become too serious about our lives.
The good thing about being successful is that it opens you to a whole new world of successful people living an aware, smart, free, and abundant lifestyle and can contribute to society much more.
I am sure we want to contribute to a better society.
3. Constant Change
Being successful also involves fears, such as the fear of public speaking.
When we succeed, we must make many lifestyle changes, quick decisions, and learn new things.
We fear that we will have to be constantly alert to face challenges at any given time and that we may lose control of the situation.
We over-analyze every situation to avoid failing.
Life is a constant motion, and change is the only thing constant in life.
All humans are creative creatures and capable of being adaptive to changes.
Once we accept this belief, facing changes becomes easier and much more rewarding.
I invite you to pause here and become honest with yourself.
Are any of these three reasons stopping you from following the success trail you dream of?
They certainly did for me and the many people I have met and read about.
The good thing is that at least you know these unconscious beliefs may hinder your success.
So what can you do to get your hunger for success back?
Get clarity on your life‘s purpose.
This is the one motivating factor for successful people.
The Japanese called this inquiry to clarify your life’s purpose ‘Ikigai.’
‘Ikigai’ means ‘reason for being.’
According to Japanese tradition, ‘Ikigai’ is why you wake up in the morning.
It is why you look forward to every new day in your life.
Here are four questions that can help you get closer to your ‘Ikigai,’ i.e., your life’s purpose, so you are no longer running away from success.
These four questions can assist you in opening up to infinite possibilities that life has to offer to grow as an individual, feel fulfilled in your life, and make a difference in society.
- What do you love to do?
- Does the world need anything?
- Are you good at anything?
- What can you get paid for?
Once you can clarify these questions and take small action steps daily, you will begin to get closer to your life’s purpose.
Are you hungry for success?
And yes, the hunger to succeed to fulfill your life’s purpose in this world will never leave you!
This is how I discovered my sacred purpose of assisting busy women to explore their femininity to experience more energy, fulfillment, and pleasure while avoiding burnout.
Success is for everyone, including you, if you activate your hunger for it.
Are you ready?
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