How do you define success?
I ran across a terrific quote this morning in "Don't Forget to Sing in the Lifeboats".
How do you define success?
If I have enough laughter, if I go to bed contented with myself and my life.
I don't think the world's standards of success are that valid.
It's the perfect topic to have in the back of your mind over the weekend. It doesn't require any real time action, and it's not going to add to the full plate, so many of you already have. It's just something to think about and make sure your goals are truly your own and not instilled by society, family members or friends. Do you wake up every day ready to take on any new challenge? Is your career fulfilling the passion you have for your dreams, business wise as well as personal?
I don't want to sound like I'm preaching, but being older than many of you, it's pretty hard not to. I continue to have a pretty amazing career, but I've never been happier with what I'm doing than over the last six years since heading out on my own. It's been a wild ride with more ups and downs than Space Mountain at Disney, but every decision has been mine to own and good or bad, mine to appreciate.
One of the very first Weekend Wisdom podcasts I did was with Sandy Puc. I've never had a guest be more honest about the challenges in her life when everything seemed to go "south". If you haven't heard it before, take the time and click on the banner below. It's a remarkable interview and filled with honesty as "Sam" shares her moments of glory as well as despair. In the end, she redefined her definition of success and couldn't be more focused and happy with her life today.
I'm not suggested any of you are unhappy, but I am betting your definition of success might need some fine-tuning, simply because, just like me, we're all work in progress.
8/29/2015 02:33:08 am
Sometimes we all get blinded by the trappings of the industry. We let the wrong things define our happiness, and sometimes our frustration as well. I love this little quote. " it's hard to read the label when you're inside the bottle." Translation, it's difficult to see ourselves/things as they really are. Very often I have to step outside of myself or ask a trusted friend to give me an honest perspective on what is really going on. Great post! Now, I'm going to have another cup of coffee and shoot a fabulous wedding today!
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