One of the most important steps to living a happy and fulfilling life is to understand the relationship between your sphere of control and your personal success.
“Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.” 

The important is that if you define success based on things that are outside of your sphere of control such as competition results, then you are setting yourself up for a lifetime of disappointment and failure.

However, if you learn to define success based on things that lie within your sphere of control such as your personal effort, then you can once again take charge of your own success.

This does not mean that you become complacent and just accept what life brings your way. On the contrary, it means that you set goals, go after them with all your heart, and when you have put in a complete and total effort you take pride in knowing that you really have done your best.

When you adopt this approach to achieving your goals you will maximise your results and be well on your way to creating a life filled with self-satisfaction and peace of mind.