When you hear the word success, what do you immediately think of?
Wealth, status or fame? I suppose the most common is the trappings of wealth or recognition from peers, but this is purely external.
Success, at least the monetary kind, and happiness do not always go hand in hand.
For numerous reasons.
Often, individuals tend to push so hard to succeed that they do this at the risk of losing everything else around them. This includes health, family and even themselves.
We are each responsible for our own success; the solution lies within us. Although sometimes, we need a little help in understanding ourselves and our goals.
The more pressured your job is, the more important it becomes to take the time to ensure you are succeeding in all aspects of your life. That’s where having a strategic plan that provides a crystal clear pathway to your goals is invaluable.
In my eyes, you are a success when you are happy with where you are on your journey.
When you have clarity, understand where you are going, and why you are going there and can recognise when you have arrived, you’re able to enjoy your journey.
In other words, being happy in the moment is a large part of success.
That is not to say you should not have ambition, goals and dreams; rather, it means accepting and enjoying the present instead of constantly looking ahead to the next goal.
The epitome of success is allowing yourself to appreciate the present. Take the time to celebrate your wins.
Accept and give yourself a pat on the back for what you are achieving at the moment.
You do have wins each and every day. Make time to recognise them.
Living in the moment means enjoying what are often the simple pleasures of life. It’s about embracing where you are right at this moment.
What does success represent to you?