We live in a “look what I have age” and often it’s easy to get caught up in seeing what others have, and using their standards as a measure to set our own goals. Sadly, we end up chasing many material possessions or social statuses that at the heart of ourselves truly don’t mean anything to us. We let others decide what success truly is and, in the end, we’re the ones disheartened.
How do you decide what influences your goals or whom to measure yourself against?
How do you define what is truly success for you? Do have success?
Make a list.
What does being successful mean to you? This list is private so you don’t have to share it with anyone or feel as if you’ll be judged for being under/over inspirational, this is solely what it means to YOU.
Maybe a certain tax bracket has never appealed to you, but having the freedom to be able to travel the world at your leisure does. Would you be ecstatic to tell the next Sallie Mae representative exactly where they can go, and happily pay off the full loan? Perhaps you want to have a secure future for your kids or pay all of your bills up for the next year. Success could mean replacing the income you currently have at your 9-5 with your own creative business.
Freedom, Security, Peace of Mind?
What drives you and ultimately makes you happy? The answers to these questions are what should be the basis of your definition for success, nothing else.