We have all already established an identity. Don’t be afraid to let this identity be up for change. In many instances we find ourselves adapting to situations, almost like being different characters in a play. This gives rise to the many faces of the one person, acting out different roles in different situations, being different things for different people and so often hiding our true Self.

Success is not about right or wrong. It’s all about being real. Even if this reality shows a human vulnerability and an uncertainty it is presenting an opportunity to plug back into the person you deserve to be, which is the successful You.

Sadly, we can all identify much more with what we didn’t do than with our achievements. We can (and do) perfect failure. Losing contact with the truth of my Self is the breeding ground where failure is conceived, where fear is born and where vulnerability grows. My true successful Self is never lost but often overshadowed as I live in hope of glimpses of the happiness that some part of me knows I so truly deserve. And so, if I look at my life through the past - where I might have seen my Self as a failure - I find it hard to see a future that includes a really successful Self.

That’s just human nature but we can change that view. Change begins with awareness and awareness starts from the point of realisation that we are not alone in this fragile human world. Whether you’re a king or a pauper, human nature is human nature. Everybody, at some point in their lives, suffers the same sense of inadequacies. Everybody has frailties. This is nothing to hide. It is part of being human and being human is what has us here.

When we recognise that we are all starting from the same place we now begin to feel less conscious of our own worries and more open to achievement. The best and most successful of us shares the same insecurity issues as everybody else.
Success is available to everybody regardless of where we started or what happened to us along the way.

The opportunity to be all you want to be is waiting. Your belief system and your appreciation of your Self is all it takes to start your journey to being the successful You. Just remember, you were born that way.

Continually remind your Self that success is your right and that you really can be the person you want to be. Be prepared to choose what you want. Refuse to be sidetracked or to allow past failures to dominate your thinking and hold you trapped in a cycle of want. Be open for change.

Author's Bio: 

Geoffrey J Canavan, Success Expert, business owner and author of 'Solved! The Truth about Real Success'