How do you measure success?
Is it getting a raise at work? Reaching your goal weight? Getting married? Finishing a book? Or perhaps, success is just getting out of bed in the morning.
Success is defined as;
the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.
the attainment of popularity or profit.
person or thing that achieves desired aims or attains prosperity.
You set a goal and you achieve it. But how grand does that goal need to be?
Today I am successful because I resigned from a job that was adding to my suffering and stress. It was not an easy decision to make, as I was employed with them for almost 10 years. I LOVED my job, but, you know what I love more? My family & my health. I am on a path of healing and recovery. This journey is not easy, putting myself first doesn’t come natural, however, I am doing it. My family means the world to me and I don’t want to miss out any of life’s events.
This past weekend we celebrated my son’s 5th birthday and what a blast it was. I was completely trained by the evening, but his smiles and laughter made it all worth it.
So, I ask again, how do you measure YOUR success? What defines success for you?
Here’s what makes me successful;
I am successful because I started writing again. I am successful because I started attending yoga classes and practicing mindful meditation. I am successful because I got out of bed today. I am successful because I am doing things on my terms for the benefit of ME and my family. I am successful because I am alive, and I awake each morning to face the day and any challenges that might come along with it. I am successful because I recognize that I am inherently worthy.
That is what I believe success is. It doesn’t matter what your job title is. It doesn’t matter whether you feel you were productive today. Accomplishments are wonderful, but you have to know they are not what makes you important or successful. You already are.