Do you want to bring more success into your life?
Don’t we all?
Success isn’t something that happens by, like a bus following a printed schedule. Success – the best kind – is something that you’ve earned for yourself.
Some people they feel entitled to success because of they’ve got a college degree or lots of money in the bank or a great job or because they came from a privileged background.
And while those things may look like success on the outside, the truly successful person is ahead of the game as measured by what’s been achieved on the inside.
How to measure success in life
- You’ve banished tolerations. You’ve released all the things – big and little – that you’ve been tolerating, from the bits of paper that have fallen on the floor to the people who treat you like dirt. And as a result, you’ve freed up more energy so you can focus on the things that truly matter. You feel lighter and you didn’t even need to go on a diet.
- You have healed yourself. You’ve unpacked your baggage, all that junk you’ve been dragging behind you for who knows how long. You have forgiven yourself and others, apologized to those you have wronged and dealt with your unfinished business.
- You have simplified everything. Now you have more space – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually – to achieve balance.
- Your foundation is strong. You’ve covered your basic needs for food, clothing and shelter, and you have the additional resources you need to reach your goals and realize your vision without struggle – and without fear.
- You’ve oriented yourself around what really matters. You know what’s important and keep your focus on that. It helps you define a clear path that will take you where you want to be.
- You experiment. You are open to new and different things in order to improve who and what you are. You understand that experimenting is rarely fatal and know that at the very least, you’ll be clear on what you don’t want in your life.
- You know what’s good and right and always work to strengthen those parts of your life.
- You allocate your resources wisely. This includes your time, money and energy. You take time for yourself because you understand if that you’re not healthy and well, you cannot help others.
- You stockpile. You’ve created reserves so you can move quickly when opportunities arise. These reserves are financial as well as emotional and mental. You’ve got what you need to meet almost any emergency with equanimity.
- You play. You know that having fun not only feels good in the moment, but allows you to release any tension and stress that’s built up. It also uncovers your wellspring of creativity.
- Your life is integrated. All parts of your life are whole, fit well together and in balance, which helps you glide effortlessly over the bumps and detours. This allows you to recover quickly from setbacks, because you have the big picture.
- You are proud of who you are and what you do. You can step back, observe your life through the eyes of a stranger, and give yourself credit for the remarkable things you’ve accomplished. You also know that you positively impact the lives of others by your words and your example.
How do you measure success? Please share in the comments; I’d love to hear!