What does it mean to you
When you say or think, “I want to be successful”, what are you imagining yourself and your life to be
So many of us have lost our own vision of success and have adopted the definition of the collective: to own an abundance of material things, earn a big pay cheque, be married by a certain age, have kids, be well-travelled, have a thin and toned body, etc etc.
Is this what YOU want Would living this life fulfill you Are these the things you are really after in your life And if the answer is yes, great! The point is, that we often take on the larger society’s idea of things rather than defining them for ourselves. And then, we meet all the criteria for “success” and are left wondering why we don’t feel the way we thought “being successful” would feel.
There is so much to question and inquire about in life, especially when it comes to our views and beliefs. “Where did this come from” and “Is it true for me” are great questions to start with. That’s the way to live the life YOU truly desire. One that fits with YOUR desires, values and priorities. Not your parents’, not your friends’, not society’s, YOURS.
Take a moment to inquire, reflect and write down ‘what is success to me’. Is how I’m living my life contributing to success on MY terms And if not, what changes could I make And what about judgment on others’ lives Are you holding others against your own standards of success Or are you allowing them to live their life in their own way