Designing Your Success
The #1 most important step you need to take.
Much has been said about success in recent years, courses have been taught and entire books have been written about how to achieve it. I, myself, have studied the topic, most recently with Jack Canfield, a well-known expert on the subject. But then I realized that, although a lot has been said about what actions to take and the steps involved in taking them, one important piece has been missing; a step that is crucial while starting any journey: defining its meaning and purpose for YOU (beyond the obvious).
As you may know, there are many different types and definitions of success, each expressed by individual perspectives, goals and desires which may vary greatly. What remains constant is that in order to be truly successful - whatever form that takes - we must first have a clear picture and understanding of the most basic, fundamentally distinctive definition of success as we see it and as it applies to our circumstances.
Practical Steps In Designing The Success You Want
Do you know your definition of success? You see, awareness is everything!
Sometimes, just getting out of bed is a success, right? We achieve various levels and types of success as we journey through life and its many stages. It can change as we change and as our priorities shift.
As you embark on designing the fullest expression of your success, I invite you to start by taking this very important step in answering the following questions:
1. How do I define success?
2. What are my criteria for defining it?
3. What is(are) my measure(s) of success?
4. How much success can I accomplish?
5. How much success do I deserve?
For some of us, the highest expression of success is being a good mom, becoming a best-selling author, or having a healthy, vital body. The spectrum is dynamic for different people as well as individually. Knowing where you are on that spectrum is instrumental to your design. Why? Because you, quite simply, must know this so as to not measure yourself against some else's definition of what it means to be successful.
I must admit, until recently, I did not have a clear definition of my own success in my current venture and maybe that's when I realized the importance of those questions. The fact is you can't reach your destination if you don't know exactly where you're going. There are other questions to be considered - though the above are a great starting point!
Allow the dominoes of your inner wisdom to fall and strike that next place within to lead you to the most authentic conclusions. They are all in ‘there’.
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With permission, I have shared Jack Canfield's wisdom on success in last month's blog; you can check it out here.
To Your Success!
About the Author
In early Spring of 2011, as I sat with my journal at a family cabin, I felt the seed of my creative writing come through from beneath the surface. As I picked up my pen to begin my first journal entry, I felt a feeling of profound peace and indescribable comfort. All was well. I felt I was Home - finally!