Do you have a well defined list of how you define success for yourself?
If not, you are not alone.
Have you thought about what success means to you?
It's rare for someone to even ask you the question, “what does success mean to you?”
It is even more rare for anyone to encourage and guide you to think about success in your own terms.
Most likely, you just absorbed the meaning of success from the people and culture around you, watching how they lived and what was important to them, and what other people said about their accomplishments.
What you absorbed from the people around you was likely a lot of people that had no idea what success meant to them either.
Having a personal definition of success is like having rocket fuel that propels your ability to meet your true potential.
The best way to define success for yourself is to identify what fulfills you most, and then allow those things to influence your daily actions and your business vision.
I know that sounds challenging, and it does not have to be, let’s not over complicate this task.
One question I ask every client I coach is, “what do you love doing?”
8 out of 10 times, I get a blank stare as an initial response.
As a society, we have become so conditioned to do what is normal, what is expected, and what makes other people happy that we have lost touch with what we genuinely love to do.
So to make it easy for my clients, I simply give them a week to make a list of whatever comes to mind that they enjoy doing.
I give them permission to include the little things like having a good cup of coffee, walking in nature, shopping at their favourite store, spending time with someone they love, donating their time or money, eating their favourite treat, and the list goes on…
Don’t underestimate the power of even a small thing you love doing.
One of my clients had on his list - a good cappuccino.
After a few weeks of enjoying 20 min each morning alone with what he considered the best cappuccino in town, his energy started to shift. In a few months he gained the clarity he needed to move forward in his business. Prior to this he had been stuck trying to figure his next steps for years.
So yes, it's that simple to get started in defining success for yourself.
When you give yourself permission to do the things you enjoy and bask in the joy of those experiences you will naturally get better and better at defining success for yourself.
Do you have a list of how you define success? How did you come up with your list?
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Wishing you love, joy and peace,