What Is Success? – Guest Post by Tina Frisco…

Earlier this week Tina Frisco was the guest of The Story Reading Ape writing about success.. How our experiences and the way we approach obstacles are very important. We also need to recognise the point and celebrate success which can sometimes be lost in the white noise of our busy lives.

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While writing the introduction to a fellow author’s book, I realized many of us view success as an end-product. We aspire, we strive and, if fortunate, we manifest. Only then do we feel gratified, overlooking all we accomplished in the process. In short, we fail ourselves.

If we become discouraged when met by an obstacle, we are not seeing that obstacle for what it truly is: a teacher. Obstacles not only teach us what does not work, but also challenge us to reach beyond our perceived limitations. Obstacles are opportunities to practice what we’ve learned, alter our approach, and move forward. This is success.

Being stuck in obsessive thought patterns, limiting beliefs, or anything that stops us short of reaching a goal can lead to wallowing in the past (nostalgia) and yearning for the future (desire). Turning inward and finding the embedded thoughts sabotaging our efforts…

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About Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.

My name is Sally Cronin and I am doing what I love.. Writing. Books, short stories, Haiku and blog posts. My previous jobs are only relevant in as much as they have gifted me with a wonderful filing cabinet of memories and experiences which are very useful when putting pen to paper. I move between non-fiction health books and posts and fairy stories, romance and humour. I love variety which is why I called my blog Smorgasbord Invitation and you will find a wide range of subjects. You can find the whole story here. Find out more at https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/about-me/

18 thoughts on “What Is Success? – Guest Post by Tina Frisco…

  1. Inspiring essay about staying in the moment and not letting self defeating thoughts hold us back. I can’t say I don’t fall into these patterns but I do see obstacles as means to hone creativity. If it was easy there would be less opportunity to problem solve and my humor essays would dry up. Obstacles and bumps in the road make great material for my writing. Thanks for sharing Tina’s words of wisdom.

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