“Success is not the key to happiness, happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” - Albert Schweitzer

See how many of the following characteristics below, make up your daily progress. Reading downward, the first letter of each paragraph spells “Success.” They are most powerful and have the ability to transform your life. They can apply to both men and women and has no limit on age.

Strength…….the capacity or power to endure work or vigorous activ1ity. It is competence; stability, and stick-to-it-ness. In almost every phase of your life, whether it’s for work or play, you must use your strength to complete each task. To reach any successful goal, your thoughts must be in harmony with your strengths. Set realistic goals based on your ability, power, endurance and experience.

Unconditional ……not limited in any way. Understanding; having the knowledge and the ability to apply judgment; to understand and judge another as well as yourself. Having the ability to reserve judgment until all sides are evaluated. Avoid placing restrictions or limitations on your ability to be open to the opinions, ideas and assistance from others. Before making judgments or conclusions, be ready to view another’s thoughts and actions that may be different than your own.

Confidence …….having a firm belief in one’s own powers, skills, or talents. Trusting your own thoughts, ideas, and feelings with deep faith boosts your confidence. This also leads to an absolute certainty in the trustworthiness of others. To encourage things to happen, and the will to find ways to overcome obstacles. Knowing when to lead and when to follow.

Chivalrous…….characterized by kindness and concern for others. Being courteous and well-mannered in unpleasant situations is a worthy habit to develop. Think about what has happened after the dawn of the internet with all of its freedom of speech social media sites. So many people today, have lost the capability to be kind and compassionate with their choice words to and about others. It is very disheartening. Show respect and be attentive to others - it comes back to you.

Effort……the constant supply of energy to do something. Staying active leads to accomplishment. Anything worth having is never easy to accomplish. However, the payback from the effort can be great. The enforcement of one good idea is worth more than a million good ideas not acted upon.

Stability …..the ability to withstand pressures, deadlines, and daily stress. The ability to balance priorities. Being able to bounce back from obstacles, delays, and stumbling blocks. Staying strong and true to your convictions requires strength and steadiness. Hold on to your sense of spirit and you can withstand many challenges.

Self-discipline …… self control, strength of mind, and will-power determines were you will be at the end of the week, the month, the year. What takes place in these small periods of a lifetime is what determines whether the whole of your life is successful.

Strength, confidence, effort, belief in yourself, kindness, will power, and self-discipline are just a few of the must haves to attain success. Whether your goal is a big one or a small one, put your energy into believing your own powers.

Author's Bio: 

For well over thirty years, Gerri D Smith combines her many talents as fashion apparel and accessories designer, entrepreneur, creative writer, and an online fashion, beauty and wellness resource. Creating elegant and distinctive designs is an on going passion. In Gerri’s words, "It is always a loving challenge to create and/or find unique accessories that can highlight your appearance and beauty as a woman." Subscribe to Gerri’s blog and receive more inspirational articles. Thanks for the support. Visit, https://www.gerrisdistinctwearables.com