My Personal Philosophy for Success and what it means to me.....
Success to me means Believing in yourself, loving yourself and being happy with who you are. The basic tenet of those who wish to succeed is to be willing to fail. You must take 100% responsibility for EVERYTHING you experience in life. We learn from our failures. A successful person accepts personal responsibility and takes the creator role in their lives. No one can change our lives but ourselves. We are the master of our own universe!!
Everything we want in life involves risks. The purpose of planning is not to eliminate risks but to choose the right one. I believe that a successful person has a high level of self-management and are consistently planning and taking purposeful actions in pursuit of their goals and dreams. They know what it is that they want, and have a plan or know what steps they need to take in order to achieve them.
A successful person has a lot of self-motivation and finds purpose in their lives by discovering personally meaningful goals and dreams. They are able to realize their own incredible potential. All of our experiences can contribute to the creation of our best selves.
The main ingredient in all success is the ability to make wise choices. That's because the quality of our lives is determined by the quality of the choices we make on a daily basis. This course has taught me that successful people stay on course to their destinations by wisely choosing their beliefs and behaviors.
I believe that life is a journey, not a destination. I also believe that we build character by making mistakes, learning from them, and using them as a learning process for growth. No one is perfect, we all make mistakes. It's how we deal with them and move on, that matters. It is not about what we did in the past, for that is over. It's not about the future because that has yet to happen. It is about TODAY, the here and now that truly matters, because we can change what we do today.
Last but not least I just want to say, To never let anyone tell you that you are not beautiful, beauty is from the inside out, and in the eye of the beholder. We are all beautiful! We could all be successful if we just believe in ourselves and make the right choices.
I personally face a few challenges in working towards success. Things such as being an addict, a mother to four children, being in drug- court and treatment, and also struggling with co-dependency and other unhealthy behaviors such as procrastination and low self-esteem.
None of these challenges will defeat me in my journey to success, because I choose to not let them. I will prevail by ultimately staying clean and sober. Living Life One Day at a Time, and successfully completing Drug Court and Treatment. By living clean and sober, in turn I am already being a better parent. I plan on taking a parenting class during Winter Term called Love and Logic. Generally by being present in mind and body, and taking an active role in my children’s lives, I am already being a better role model to them. Daily I work on my procrastination by prioritizing my obligations and not putting things off. I keep a daily planner, as well as a To-Do list, and refer to it at least daily. By prioritizing my responsibilities and obligations, I am able to fulfill them without causing myself unneeded stress or anxiety.
I will address the co-dependency issues during my course of treatment and in a separate class specifically for co-dependency and building healthy relationships. I feel that this will also raise my self-esteem level. Another thing that helps me is to do daily positive affirmations and positive self-talk.
One of my goals to success that I feel is most important to myself personally is to remain in recovery and learning to live life clean and sober. I will do this by not using and staying abstinent. I will graduate Drug Court by July 9th, 2013. The tools that