What does it mean to make it to the top and how do you know if you have made it? These are questions that are common. We have been programmed to think that the top is what we see as success which is associated with all the things that money can buy. The truth is that when you have made it to the top, it has nothing to do with all of those things. A person can have it all and still not be at the top.
My mentor Zig Ziglar always said that there were many things in life that you could have but the most satisfying was the attitude of gratitude. In addition to this there are many other ways to know you are at the top. Let’s take a look at them.
You clearly understand that failure is only an event and that it has nothing to do with who you are. It does not make you a failure. Each day is a new day to begin again and make the most of the experience you gained from yesterday.
Your past is now a strength that you use to get the most out of today and plan for the future.
Your desires for right now do not control your actions that will change the path that reaches to your destiny.
You can live without anger or bitterness and embrace faith, hope and love.
You can, from the depths of your heart, forgive all the wrongs that you have experienced whether you did them to yourself or someone else did it to you.
You can stand up for yourself and what you know is good, right and just without being vengeful, angry or condemning.
When you can truly love everyone regardless of the wrong that they have done or perhaps are still doing. Note that this does not mean you have to accept what they do or have done, only that you love the person for who they are and where they are. “Love the sinner not the sin.”
You can accept yourself for who you are and embrace the faults as well as the attributes that you have. We all have faults and attributes.
Find the gift that you have been given and use it to help mankind.
Give back what has been given to you creating a legacy that can be carried through the decades.
As you review the points above, you will notice that being at the top has nothing to do with any material thing that may be associated with success. The success that you achieve in your life starts with you and who you are. There is no one like you. You are unique and you have been given a unique gift that is all your own.
It doesn’t matter who you are, where you have been, or what you have been through, you can have everything in life you want. See you at the top!