I’m not a writer on Episode, but over the years in my life, I learned a lot about achieving goals.
So, what is success? Well, I know what success is to me, but I don’t know what success means to someone else. It is subjective as others have said, but it is also objective as well.
But generally, success is achieved from setting a goal and achieving it. So in order to become successful, you need to have a goal first or you’re going nowhere. In order to achieve this goal, you need to make a plan. And of course, you have to commit to that plan and do it, otherwise there is no point. If you want something, you need to truly want it. And to do that, you must work towards it. Right?
As my profile biography says…
"We don’t deserve anything. Work for it, then no one can say you haven’t earned it." - A.J. Styles
This is something that I have lived by for the last few years. Any goal of mine, will be driven by this quote. Whether I do choose to write on Episode or not, I always remember this. Since I don’t write, I’ll just say this. Success isn’t deserved. Success is earned. I hate the word ‘deserve’ in some contexts. For example, taking a test in school. Do you ‘deserve’ an A+ on a test, even if you didn’t study, or do you ‘earn’ an A+ on a test by studying effectively? What if you still studied but didn’t get an A+ on a test?
Well, you still have to earn it in my book, and learn from your mistakes. In this case, something didn’t go according to plan in your goal. I’ll get more to this later.
It is much better to earn things and put in the work. In this case, success. If we all truly deserved things we wanted, we would have it already, without having to work, for free.
We must earn and work for the things we want or need from our goals.
Now, there is one main mistake that many people make when it comes to goals.
Let’s say you don’t succeed. You fail. Have you ever heard thr saying, that a person who makes the same mistake twice, is a fool?
Let’s say you’re a manager at some awesome pizza restaurant. The atmosphere is nice, and the workers are just lovely. Now you are a chef, and you make pizzas. There is a specific recipe that you must follow. If you make one pizza exactly like a recipe calls for, but then you make another pizza but don’t use enough tomato sauce or cheese on the pizza, is it going to be the same?
No, it will not. The customer is very angry, and gets a refund and the pizza is taken back.
So you are now the manager again. What do you do? Do you just send the chef to look at the result of a mistake that he made, or do you tell him to go over what lead to that mistake?
What I am trying to say is that if you don’t succeed at your goal, whatever it may be, you need to look at the actions it took to get there so you can learn from it and not repeat the same mistake again. Give something else a try and do something different, giving much thought to the new plan and activities, since what you did isn’t working out. Input -> Activities -> Output. You don’t just look at the results, or output, wondering “why is it not working?”. There is a reason for everything. You look at the input and activities and adjust, change, or improve them to meet what you want to achieve from your goal. And this applies to success and goals, both in real life and on Episode.
No one can succeed without a goal with a plan on top if it. Success is not a goal. Success is a result of the goal going according to plan, and everyone’s is different. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be success.
This went longer than I expected lol. I apologize for the long post, but these are my thoughts on it. Apologies for any grammatical errors, too. Posted from my phone.