If you do not define success in terms of money or clients or sales or followers, how do you define it? What values are important to you and how successful are you in making those values stand out in your life?
Success may be doing your best work
I was so proud of myself when I got my books up on Amazon. Although the writing part was easy, figuring out the formatting when I was brand new to Scrivener took perseverance and consistent effort. And I was successful.
Success may be “getting it”
I had a major important shift because of some webinars I was on. Through the shared vision and words of others, I deepened the direction of my work. I “got” the next level my work was to take. That was an enormous shift.
Success may be figuring something out and acting on it
It doesn’t take much to figure out that if I want my body to be stronger I need to eat better and move more. My success is in the acting on it.
I have actively searched for and found new triggers to create new habits that are reversing my physical decline. Figure it out and take action.
Success may be felt when you are an inspiring example
It’s hard to be aware of how we inspire others. I was recently reminded that I am an unusual and motivating version of 83. It never occurred to me that my enthusiasm and my outpouring of content could be inspiring – not just for the amount of content but because I’m an old lady doing her thing.
A friend pointed out, “Success is when people can look at you as a beacon for how they want to finish out their life or to simply live now.” That’s huge! That’s letting your light shine through by being you. It’s an example of success you may not even know you have.
Success can be “inspiring people to be different”
Finding out that I’m a Rainbow Mother, the one who sings and dances and writes and doesn’t fit in, was a huge release for me. There are two sides to our feminine energy and I only knew the nurturing, make-things-happen-for-others role. Now that I know there are other ways to express our femininity, I can offer people inspiration and ideas about being OK doing what they feel inside, with no need for permission or validation from others.
Success can be following your calling
The more I allow myself to move more deeply in the direction I’m being called, the louder and more urgent that call becomes. I’m practically sprinting down my inner hallways to talk to my inner voice. So, for me, success is about listening, and about interpreting and map-making for others what I discover.
How do define success for yourself?
Let’s not, for the moment, measure success in physical-plane results. Let’s talk about what’s going on inside. What are you changing within yourself? What values are you standing behind? What qualities are you encouraging within yourself? Inside is where the real work is done. How are you measuring up? What work do you need to do next?
To Sing a Deeper Song consider:
The Many Faces of Your Calling
The Length of Your Reach
Message from a Rainbow Mother
How Do You Nurture “Different”
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