It’s energy-draining trying to live—and live up to—someone else’s definition of success. You invariably come up lacking.
Or perhaps you achieve some coveted level of success—this size paycheck, that title—only to find you feel sort of empty inside.
That’s what happens when we’re lazy about defining success for ourselves.
It’s not hard to see how this happens because we’re bombarded with messages about what success entails.
Walk by a newsstand of magazines and success is on display—this body, that car, these clothes, this many followers, that house, this job, that vacation, this fame, that power, this much money in the bank, that size paycheck, this gadget, that style…
I’m not saying those outward trappings are wrong to want or strive for. But the quest is soul-deadening if not truly your own.
Here’s your mini mission
Stop being lazy about defining success. Take the time and make the effort to define success for yourself. A definition that recognizes success is in the doing, not just the getting. A definition truly aligned with your values and the vision you have for your best life.
Will you put down the magazine and define success for yourself?