Writing your own definition of success


Society has its own definition of success, and when we compare ourselves to that definition, most often we find ourselves short.

For all we know, we may have all that is needed to be happy, but the comparison to society's definition of success can steal us of that happiness.

If you find yourself in this comparison mode, it's good to take a few steps back and see how we talk to ourselves. Are we lessening our worth by saying things like, “I'm only this” or “I am only that”? It's important to pay attention to our internal dialogues and realized that our worth is not defined by just the work we do.

The holy book, Bhagavad Geet, says there is no work big or small, the only thing that is important is that it is done with great dedication. And that should be the yardstick that measures "worth."

Stephen Covey in his book says, "begin with the end in mind." It's important to think of how you want to have the final product, which could be your own life. And then start working on getting to that version of the end.

Feelings fulfilled and accomplished can mean one thing to me and a completely different thing to you, so it is important for you to flesh out the details for yourself. It's a good practice to sit down and write what the definition of success for you is. This can be achieving small little things every day to bigger goals that take you months and years to achieve or a combination of both. It can also be things that you've already accomplished in life. You should never undermine those and celebrate your wins big or small.

Success is liking who you are,
liking what you do,
and liking how you do it.
— Maya Angelou

I would love to know how you do find success so leave me a comment below and let's have a conversation about it.