Success is something we hear about from a young age to inspire us to reach our goals. But the older I get the more I’ve realized that what success means is completely up to you. Pretty much everyone wants to be successful in life in some way. But it can be hard to figure out what exactly that would mean to you. I thought I would share a few thoughts on success and some tips for defining your own success!
The only way you can be “successful” is to determine what exactly success is to you, with both short term and long term things. Making a list of goals you want to achieve can be a big help, but don’t forget to include the little things. It can be something as simple as sticking to an exercise routine, finally organizing your space, to something bigger like getting the job you want. Success can be the small and big things.
It can be so easy to compare someone else’s success to your own. It’s important to remember that everyone has their own path in life and no two people will live the same life. You might not want what someone else is achieving, so don’t compare their journey to yours. And if you do want a similar thing that someone else has achieved, use it as inspiration to know you too can achieve it.
At the end of the day, it’s you who holds the power to determine what makes you feel like you have been successful. It may just be simply getting up and completing the tasks on your to-do list. Or it could be in the future getting a job that you’ve always dreamed of. You’re the only one who can determine how you feel, and success can only come from you.
For me personally, success is achieving the goals I have in life and even if I don’t complete them all 100%, all that matter is I’ve tried. For me, it’s not letting fear stop me from reaching those goals. But it also one day will be raising happy, healthy kids. When I’m 90 years old (preferably surrounded by lots of dogs, plants, and my loved ones), I want to look back and be happy with my life overall and who I was as a person. And that, to me, will be success.
I’d love to know what success is for you!