We all feel like failures from time to time. While this is a normal feeling, you have to find a way to see yourself and your life from a different perspective.

Here are 14 clear signs that you are succeeding in life…

1. You don’t care what other people think.

You know you can’t please everyone. You know that the standards in which society judges people is many times unrealistic. So you just keep true to yourself and love the person you are.

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2. Your relationships are less dramatic than they used to be

With age comes maturity, and a drama filled relationship is not about maturity. So maybe your relationships were drama-filled in your past, but if you have moved beyond that, then you are successful.

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3. You accept what you can’t change.

Let’s face it – there many things you can’t change in life. All you can change is how you view what happens. If you can change your negative perspective on situations to a positive one, then you are successful.

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4. You are not afraid to ask for help and support any more

Fact. No person has ever succeeded in isolation. It takes teamwork to accomplish goals. Asking or help is a sign that you have grown as a person.

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5. You have learned that setbacks and failure are part of self-growth

Not everyone can have success 100% of the time. That’s just not realistic. Life is about victories and losses. So look at your setbacks as stepping-stones to something better.

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6. You have raised your standards

You don’t tolerate bad behaviour any more – from other people, or even yourself. You hold people accountable for their actions.

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7. You let go of things that don’t make you feel good

Self-love is success. Loving yourself enough to say ‘no’ to anything that doesn’t make you happy, doesn’t serve your purpose, or drags you down.

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8. You have goals that have come true

Even though “failures” are a part of life, you have stuck to your goals and dreams long enough to make them come to fruition. You have some tastes of victory. It fuels you.

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9. You have empathy for others

A person without empathy is dead inside. Empathy equals spreading love and positive energy into the world. Successful people know this. They love others as if they are family.

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10. You love deeply and open yourself up to be loved by others

Love is risky, and sometimes scary for people. It’s the one thing we all strive for, but it’s also intimately tied to the one thing we fear the most – rejection. If you open your heart enough to love and be loved, then you are successful.

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11. You refuse to be a victim

You know that life doesn’t always happen to you. Many times, you are a co-creator of your life experiences. Successful people know this and refuse to be kept down by life experiences. The rise up and conquer anyway.

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12. You always look on the bright side

Life can be full of disappointments – if you choose to see them that way. Otherwise, they are learning opportunities. No negative experience is ever wasted as long as you learn from it.

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13. You change what you can

And let’s face it again – there are many things you can change in life. Successful people don’t sit around accepting the negatives that are changeable. They get out there and do something about it!

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14. You are happy

To me, this is the ultimate definition of success. It doesn’t matter what the balance is in your bank account, how big your house is, or how many fancy vacations you take. If you are happy, then you are succeeding in life.

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Even if you don’t see yourself in many of these 14 things, don’t fret. Be happy that you see yourself in just a few. In time, the rest will come. You just need to keep moving onward and upward.

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