What does success mean to you?
This is a great question and unfortunately one that most of us never contemplate at the deepest level. We take the definition of success so often thrust upon us by the media or by the world, and that often has much to do with the amount of money that we have or the position that we hold or the role that we play in the world.
Success for you may be your bank account. What is the number that needs to be present in your portfolio for you to feel successful?
Success for you may be living life on your terms, whatever that means.
Success for you may be having certain things, a certain type of home in a certain part of the country, a certain car in the driveway, certain clothes and shoes, certain luxury items, certain vacations.
Success for you might mean the ability to travel, and how many stamps are on your passport.
Success for you may be being the parent that you want to be to the children that you desire. It may be raising children who become productive members of society or happy children who follow their passions and dreams.
Success for you may be being the wife or husband that you design. One with a fulfilling relationship that’s played at the highest level where the other’s needs become more important than your own.
Success for you may mean getting a certain level of education.
Success for you may mean exploring all of the things in life that you want to explore.
Success for you may mean achieving a certain level of spiritual development.
Success for you may be having financial security, or financial independence, or financial freedom.
Success for you may mean having the freedom to do what you want, when you want, as much as you want, with whom you want.
Success for you may be time off to play, relax.
What is success to you? When is the last time you really thought about this question? When is the last time that you spent one hour of uninterrupted focused time contemplating your definition of success?
My contention is if we don’t define what success means to us, then we will forever be chasing after something that’s elusive,, something undefined. Without putting in the work required to decide what success means to us, we may find ourselves forever unfulfilled.
So take a moment to ask yourself these questions. What is success to me? How will I know when I’ve achieved it? What will have to show up in my life in order for me to feel truly successful?
When you are able to ask and answer these questions on a regular basis, I would suggest once a year, even, then you will no doubt start to attract into your life the people and the circumstances to help you achieve your success.
The universe will line up all the necessary components for you to achieve your goals of success. You’ll meet someone, see something, hear someone, read something, and each of these things will seem to be a stepping stone that takes you easily over the raging waters of life to the other shore where success is waiting for you.