Everyone measures success differently. Some people measure it by how much money they make, some by their career path and their titles, some by a successful marriage, some by how pretty or thin they might be. Others measure it by the size of their house, the kind of car they have and/or the number of cars. Some even measure their success by the number of bathrooms they have in their house! (True. I knew someone who was exceedingly proud, because there were 4.5 bathrooms in her house.)
When we were teenagers, we measured success by the friends we had. Did we hang with the ‘in-crowd?’ Or were we losers!!?!
The truth of the matter is that success cannot be measured by material things, nor can it be measured by fame, fortune or dress size. It is an internal job; it is a state of mind. It’s based on your values. If you are living a life that is in alignment with your values for are more likely to feel successful, and if you feel successful than you are successful.
As Anna Quindlen, author and journalist says, “If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.”
In order to experience success, you do need to know where you are headed, and what success will look like. After all, if you don’t know where you are headed, how will you know when you’ve arrived?
mentalCISE: A mental exercise from Our Lady of Weight Loss!
By starting with a clear definition of what success looks, we have a compass by which to measure their success. Here are some questions that will help you define success and set you in the right direction.
Fill in the blank:
“You are going to feel success when you ________________.”
“Think of how great you’ll feel when you _______________.”
“It’s easy to experience success, when _________________, isn’t it?”
One of the things you’re really going to love about being successful is
Imagine how great you’ll feel when you _________________.
When you really begin to feel successful, then you ________
When you really begin to feel successful, then you _________.
People can be successful because _____________________.
More food for thought:
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Diets Don’t Work: Transformational Journeys Do!
Bob Greene: I have 5 FAT BURNING Questions for You!
Spread the word … NOT the icing,
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