Success is defined as “the accomplishment of an aim or a purpose”, according to the Oxford dictionary.
Success meant various things to me at different stages of my life. When I was at school, success to me was getting good grades because that was the aim of going to school. When I started my work life, success meant becoming financially secure and to this end, working long hours were considered very normal by me. Once my family included a child, success meant achieving work-life balance so I could spend time with my child and continue building my career, which at the time was in IT.
Today, if you asked what success means to me, I will say success is about feeling good inside; it is not about getting good grades, becoming financially secure or getting a work-life balance. Anything that I do, as long as I feel good about it within myself ensures I am successful. I no longer look at my success through other people’s eyes. When I made a conscious shift from a corporate job to becoming a Life Coach, I gave my dreams wings. The result is that I feel great inside. I feel very successful.
How do you define success? Do you feel good about your life? Are there any changes you can make to ensure you are happy and you feel good?
Maybe, it’s an art class that you always wanted to take. Maybe you wanted to learn to dance or sing or sew or cook or write. Whatever it is that you wanted to always do but never found time to, see if you can create some time to do it. You can start small with just a few minutes of each day and build it up. Notice how happy this will make you feel, how successful you will see yourself as 😊