Success is a powerful word that is open for interpretation. Many of us put it on a pedestal and only think of financial prosperity when we consider the word, or being recognized by the masses for an accomplishment.
When was the last time you asked yourself what success means to you?
Have you attained your definition of success?
If you’re struggling to put into words what success is to you, then you simply don’t have a clear philosophy on it.
Without a coherent understanding, you increase your chances of simply drifting through life without ever bathing in the emotions of feeling accomplished.
Imagine a ship sailing the sea to a vague destination. Without the specific coordinates being put into the GPS, how can it expect to ever arrive at its end point?
It can’t. It will end up going the wrong way or even worse, sailing directly into disaster.
What’s great about this situation is that you can take time to reflect and not only decide what success means to you, but come to the realization of just how unrealistic and distorted your current version of the word is while also putting yourself on the path of achieving it.
My definition of success can be summed up as having a philosophy of life and principles that are adhered to while always striving to further develop and improve my character so that I can embody the highest version of myself and make a positive impact on those around me.
You’ve heard it many times before, but success is NOT a destination.
You don’t become successful after one big event.
A person can accumulate an extraordinary sum of money yet still not feel fulfilled, and as the great Tony Robbins says, “success without fulfillment is the ultimate failure.”
Success is rather a lifestyle, a purposeful way of living.
If you can live your life in alignment with your deepest convictions and focus on constantly bettering yourself (and those around you) while relishing in the emotions you want to feel throughout the process, you are a living success.
At least in my eyes you are 🙂
So ask yourself the important questions.
Gain clarity on and define what success really means to you so that you can acquire a lifetime of it throughout your journey here on earth.
“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” – Anne Sweeney