Greatway Financial on the Best Ingredients to Success
Some people seem to have it, others seem to lack it. At the end of the day, all of us aspire towards it. Despite the self-help books, inspirational speakers and how-to guides, the nature of success remains elusive. Why do some achieve it while others struggle? Is there a secret ingredient to success that guarantees victory?
At Greatway Financial, we’ve had plenty of experience with success. From humble beginnings, we’ve grown into one of Canada’s most respected financial company. Throughout the years, we’ve taken note of what works and what doesn’t. When it comes to success, there’s no one-size-fits-all recipe. That said, selecting the best ingredients is a sure-fire way of achieving victory. For those seeking success in their personal, professional, and financial lives, here’s what we recommend.
The bottom line? You must want it. At Greatway Financial, we’ve found that true success isn’t a destination you arrive at — it’s a journey you embark on, a motivated way of living your day-to-day life. Success is never satisfied and never bored; it always asks, “What’s next?” and “How can I improve?” It is, in short, the continual commitment to better yourself and execute the work at hand. It’s the ability to find joy in new goals, new challenges, and new ideas.
Find Meaningful Purpose
True success requires continual motivation and inspiration — a feat which is nearly impossible without the drive of meaningful purpose. At Greatway Financial, we believe that helping others is the best way to find meaning and true success. Doing so allows us to connect our purpose to a greater cause — a cause that’s beyond our own selves. This not only helps us positively impact those around us, it also fuels us to stay relentlessly motivated.
If you’re struggling to find the secret to success, consider how your actions connect to the world at large. How can you do the most good? How can you positively impact those around you? Interweave those values into your own quest for success and you’ll discover a wealth of motivation and drive that will fuel you forward even on your darker days.
Realize Your Passions
At Greatway Financial, we believe there’s power in taking note of your passions. Often, we spend so much time thinking about what ought to constitute success that we forget to even notice what really moves us. If you’re having trouble cataloguing yours right off the bat, it’s time to look inward and conduct some self-exploration.
Ask yourself what engages you most? What activities can you lose yourself in? What are your strengths, and how can those strengths be best applied to better the lives of those around you?
You were placed on this Earth at this moment for a very distinct purpose. Achieving true success requires tapping into your life’s purpose. The path you’re intended to take might seem hidden at first, but a map to its beginning is embedded in your deepest self.
If you can’t believe in yourself, no one else is going to believe in you, either. The good news is that you have plenty to be confident about. At Greatway Financial, we believe that every person on Earth was put here with distinct gifts and abilities. In other words, regardless of who you are you have something incredibly valuable to contribute.
To achieve success, claim that confidence, owning your own gifts and skills. In that way, you’ll be better able to confidently apply your gifts to advance your vision and achieve your goals. The best part about confidence? The more you practice it, the more you’ll have. If you’re struggling at first, simply practice affirmation. Know that you are valuable, that you are gifted, and that you are capable of achieving success.
Focus on Self-Improvement
A sense of competition certainly has a place in the pursuit for individual success, but not in the sense that many initially believe. At Greatway Financial, we’re massive advocates for the power of self-improvement. If you’re wanting to achieve success, you must seek to continually improve and do better. Ask any of the world’s best marathoners who they’re running against in a race, for example — they’ll tell you that they’re competing only against themselves.
Keep in mind, a continual journey towards self-improvement also comes with some discomfort. In order to better yourself, you must first be aware of your weaknesses, a feat which, for many, is much easier said than done. Realizing your own shortcomings can be an incredibly unbearable experience. Those who truly excel at it are able not only to identify their own weaknesses, but actively seek feedback from those around them to maximize their self-improvement efforts and ultimately achieve a breakthrough.
Hard work isn’t everything, but if you’re wanting to achieve success then you’re certainly going to need it. Not every day is going to feel easy or fun, and that’s where persistence comes in. Ask any successful artist, entrepreneur, musician, or politician — they’ll tell you that just showing up to do the work every day is half the recipe to success. While luck and skill certainly might play a role, it is dedication that really brings it home.
Often, persistence means showing up when you don’t feel like it, moving forward when you’re uninspired, and following through even when it feels like you’ve already failed. The good news? Persistence requires discipline and only discipline. Anyone can do it. You don’t need to be a genius or a millionaire to be persistence in your efforts — you only need to be motivated, inspired, confident, purposeful, and passionate.