What is success?

We live in a society of fast food, swipe right dating and one size fits all. Designed for instant gratification without hard work, and for us not to stand out. But if we are all the same, and don’t learn to work hard, how do we know when we are successful. If my success is measured by others, by their standards and what they deem important, how do I find my happiness?

Dare to dream, find your passion, and don’t be afraid to be yourself. We all have something we are good at, something specifically we love doing and something we care about. What success looks like to you probably won’t be the same as your best friend. Success is not a one size fits all. Success is about overcoming obstacles and doing what you love by achieving your goals and hitting your targets.

‘Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals.’ Paul J. Meyer

Who doesn’t want to be successful? I love this quote because it makes success such an achievable and enjoyable thing for anyone. It tells defines success as moving in the direction of accomplishing goals that we have decided are important to us. So every step we take towards achieving something important to us IS success! How awesome is that?

So then the question is -What is important to you? What can you do today, this week, this month, to help you move towards what you have defined as success? Whether it’s being a plumber, owning your own business, being an artist or a performer, having a certain number of Instagram followers, getting a PH.D, caring for the elderly or travelling the world. Remember success is not one size fits all, neither can you click your fingers and it magically happen (at least not most of the time). Take time to define what success looks like to you!

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