What is your vision of success?
Often in consumer-driven society success is defined as money and things: the more, the better.
Just as often, people come to realize that having things and making money does not fulfill them in the way they hoped or expected. If you have found yourself feeling at odds with other people’s definitions of success and how you spend your time, perhaps the idea of simplifying is appealing to you, or some other change you want to test out to see how it feels. Testing and trying new things is a wonderful part of life, but there are a few steps to take first.
First, you need to look at what is working for you, and what is not. Discover where that “at odds” feeling is coming from. Then you need to give consideration to the future and life you do want. This is your VISION and until you have a clear vision, you may find yourself circling back to those same old habits and feelings. You can want what you want very much, but the real key to achieving and receiving what you want is being CRYSTAL CLEAR on your VISION. “I want to be successful.” is not a clear statement, it is a wish. It is a dream. It is not a goal. And, with all due respect to Mr. Disney, wishing on stars is not enough.
Dreams can’t come true until they are clear in your mind.
If you set out on a road trip with a specific goal in mind—it doesn’t matter if that goal is the corner grocery store, or a city half-way across the country—you have a much better chance of actually getting there, if you know where you want to go. You don’t have to know the route already, there are maps and other great resources for that and they will become available when you need them.
No, what you need first is a specific vision, a specific goal, a specific idea of the place you want to end up. How else will you recognize it when you get there?
So. What does success look like to you?