As we grow up we often seek the approval of others or define ourselves by the standards of someone else, or maybe a group.
But as we grow, these definitions can be stifling or unhelpful.
One quote that really resonated with me recently is “Let your heart, not the world, define what success means to you.”
Don’t compare yourself to others
It’s so easy to compare yourself to others and measuring your own success in relation to theirs. The truth is, we are all at different stages of our life, business or career journeys and have our own set of values.
Some people are motivated by ambitious financial goals, whereas others define success by getting the right work-life-family balance while bringing in ‘enough’ for what they need.
There’s no right or wrong. Define your own measures of success and put your creativity and energy into making it a reality!
So if you feel like you’re trying to live up to someone else’s expectations or definition success, then remember you can take steps to change that.
How do you define success?
Money and income? Number of clients? Press clippings? Job title and status? Branded clothes? Family time? Balance?
And does that definition reflect the you that you are now?
Take ten minutes with a notepad to reflect on how you have defined success at different points in your life, how you define it now and what success means to you going forward. And use that as your guiding light if you’re feeling unconfident or lost.
Share your definition of success
So what does success mean to you? Feel free to share your definition in the comment section below.
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