Gather 100 people in a room and ask them what success feels, looks, and sounds like and you will probably get a different response for each and every one of them. There may be some basic themes around health (mind, body spirit), wealth and relationships. However, how those themes are expressed in one’s life will vary with each person you ask.
However, we aren’t talking about anyone else today but you.
The meaning of success for you
If I were to stop you in the street and ask you what success in your life would feel, look and sound like, would the answer slide gently and succinctly off your tongue? Or would you come up blank, while looking at me as though I were mad for stopping to ask you such a question in the first place? Would you reflexively clutch your valuables closer to you while shrugging off the annoyance of being stopped dead in your tracks and swiftly put as much distance between us as possible.
Hopefully the question would, at least, prompt some serious reflection followed up with the creation of a vision of what success would indeed look and feel like to you.
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.
“I don’t much care where–” said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.
“–so long as I get SOMEWHERE,” Alice added as an explanation.
“Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.”
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 6
Are you like Alice? Not really caring where you get to as long as you get somewhere.
The question I ask is this: How can you ever consider your life to be a successful on your terms, if you don’t first decide in what direction you would like your life to go?
You and your life are worth time and effort! If you aren’t prepared to invest in it, who is?
Would love to hear from you about your views of what would make your life a success.
In the next blog we’ll look at plotting, planning and messiness with respect to you creating a life of success.