Welcome to the heart of all human striving. The desire to be seen as successful or to achieve success motivates our actions and hard work. Most people work hard to be successful and even if they are not working towards it, they sure would like to be successful.
Some people have pursued different goals and with every fibre of their being they hoped and worked hard to be successful but still by some freak twist of life they failed to achieve success.
Yet in some other context, you have a group of people who have achieved success.
When you meet these men and women your initial thought would be that they have found happiness and the essence of life. You would imagine that having acquired success they are at peace within and have found a deeper enjoyment of life.
You eagerly meet these people with a hope to get inspired by their success and possibly point you in the right direction only to hear them ask – is this all there is to life – this question throws light on the void that you expect their success would fill.
At this point you’re left puzzled at how achieving success can leave a footprint of unhappiness behind.
Here lies the paradox.
What is success?
And who gets to define it?
An even more worrying dilemma, whose definition of success are you living by?
What does success mean to you? – The acquisition of material possessions, getting a particular job title, starting a business, a new relationship, a new house a spiritual state, ……………..? You can fill in the blanks.
Whatever your definition, where has this definition come from? Is it wholly yours or is it a product of your environment, society, family expectations, peer influences or media or a combination of different factors? Maybe for you, your definition of success has come from your need to survive.
Are the origins of your definitions so intertwined from different sources that you can’t even pin point where your definition of success came from.
Irrespective of where your definition originated from. The bigger question is, does your definition of success serve you. I define success as
finding out what brings you fulfilment and doing it.
As a people, we’ve been conditioned to believe that the acquisition of houses, cars, material possessions, securing specific job roles etc will make us successful and when we are successful we will be happy and fulfilled but that formula is wrong.
The acquisition of material objects is not wrong in it self but it doesn't guarantee success. Success comes from connecting to who you are on the inside and coming up with a definition that serves you.
Your definition may be unlike anybody else’s and it may have nothing or somethings to do with material objects but that’s absolutely fine as long as it’s your definition.
It’s interesting to note that some powerful and rich people like Richard Branson, Ariana Huffington and Bill Gates think about success as something deeper than material objects.
Maybe it’s time you wake up to your definition of success and reality check where it’s come from.
I want to help you reconnect to your true self and create success that doesn’t leave you depleted. I want to support you in discovering your definition of success and putting steps in place to achieve a life that fulfils. Instead of striving that leaves a void, I want to help you find a bigger meaning for life.
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To a successful and fulfiled you!
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