"Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.
Today I watched a video on Youtube that has really inspired me to work hard. I recently worked really hard and achieved a personal goal. It has been a huge milestone for me. Proving that if you work hard you can achieve the outcome that you want. But you can't just wait for it to come to you. You have to go out and get it for yourself. This video has completely supported my work ethic. But they say push it further. Keep moving the goal posts further away.
Now I am determined to see what else I am able to achieve. Just because I have got this far, does not mean that I am going to stop now. I could. But that would be lazy. Instead I will create new goals to achieve.
“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”
So now I have achieved this mark, I have to aim higher. And keep aiming higher until I settle on the place where I belong. And even then I will relentlessly keep trying to progress.
How then, do you become successful and achieve these targets that you set out for? This video says:
" You become what you think about."
Stay focused and do not poison your mind with negativity. Believe you can and focus on achieving your goal as if it is impossible not to do so. And treat every day as if it were your most productive day. Go at the world full steam ahead, wholeheartedly.
The video states that there are 6 steps for success as outlined by a successful psychiatrist:
"1) Set yourself a definite goal.
So I am off now to set myself so new targets. Let's see what i can achieve if I put my mind to it in 2014.
If you get half an hour, watch this video. It is pretty inspirational. I have watched it twice through whole already today and certain clips I have replayed over and over.
"Start today. You have nothing to lose but you have a whole life to win."
I want to dedicate my whole life to singing and to sharing beautiful music with the world. I have succeeded this far, but I am only at the very beginning of my journey.
I hope this blog post can inspire some change in your life and help you in your journey to success.
Instead of presents or cards this Christmas, I would prefer a donation towards my charity shark swim with Selina Chotai. Every little helps. I would rather help others who need it than receive gifts myself. Thank you.
Yes I know. This is ridiculous. I am going to do a charity swim with Sharks. The lengths I go to to help out those in need.
Earlier this year I questioned whether I was doing all that I can to help others. I came to the conclusion that I can still do more. And so started my quest to start GIVING BACK.
So here I am, having performed for many charity auctions, dinners and fundraisers over the past few months, having raised £150 for the London Basket Brigade through a skydive, and who I will also be volunteering with on the 23rd December. http://www.basketbrigade.org.uk/
But for me, that still isn't enough.
I want to give more. So when my friend Selina invited me to join her on a charity Shark swim fundraiser, I said yes. We have an ambitious combined total of £1000 to raise.
So this Christmas. I don't want cards... I would rather the £2 cost of a card and a stamp be donated to charity.
I don't need presents. I would rather the value of a new bath set or jewelry or bottle of wine etc. be donated to charity.
If you are feeling generous. Please give whatever you can afford. Every little helps.
Jennifer Coleman is a soprano who works as a classical singer and vocal coach. Available for performances across the UK and internationally.