If you could name 5 things that describe what YOU feel success looks like, what would they be?
If you had to rate each one of them on a scale of 1 to 10,with 10 being the most important, how would they line up with your life values?
These are the questions that were presented during a course I took. The results were surprising. Quite a few of the respondents thought that money would allow them the ability to ‘flash’ their success. That meant being able to drive a new dream car, upgrade their home, private schools for their children’s education or enjoy exotic vacations.
The next highest level thought success was attained when they became debt free and they were able to live with less stress because of it. The ability to enjoy a few trips, hold a few more friendly gatherings.
The least collective group defined success as being able to hold true to your values. If you were humble before, that would not change. If you had a secure life and support system, they would still be there. If you were a volunteer, you may be able to help fill in some of the financial needs of the organization.
I found myself between the last two groups. Even though I would like to help in many organizations, I know that I am only one person and can only do so much. If I am able to do my best, and not feel like I am cheating them, because of my lifestyle, then I am doing what I can. Therefore, to the organizations that I belong; when I become successful in my book writing career, you will benefit. First though, I need to get Randy off the road. He has done his tour and it is long overdue.