How do you measure success?
Even though I would like to, I really can’t answer the question ‘how you measure success’ because success is unique. I can tell you however, what success is not measured by.
It is not measured by what you have. Zig Ziglar said “Success is measured by what you do with what you have.”
It is not measured by education. Tons of highly successful entrepreneurs never went to college, some barely finished high school.
I have 5, almost 6 degrees, and did not feel very successful. In fact, I woke up one day and realized I had relinquished control of my life to someone else. I had given control to other’s who defined my success, relationships, personal worth, wealth and value.
Maybe you are feeling that too?
Hi I’m Rita Monroe, bestselling author and life change strategist and coach for women.
According to HG Wells, success is not measured by “wealth, power or fame, but by the ratio between what a man is and what he might be.”
So, what is success measured by?
Wells said, part of being successful is the BE part―deciding who YOU want to be.
Earl Nightingale said “Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.”
Success is an ongoing process determined by what YOU believe is worthy of your attention.
And lastly Christopher Morley said “There is only one success, to be able to spend your life in your own way.”
Success is personal, intimate, progressive and determined by how you want to spend your precious, nonrenewable, time and life.
Let me ask you. Have you really thought about what you want? What success looks like for you?
If not, that should be your #1 priority…because success, real success, success you can be proud of will elude you until you answer that question for yourself.
Take the time and find your version, your vision of success and then go and make it happen.
Stop the indecision, the doubt, distracting and berating yourself. "When you speak a thing, you release the possibility of it into your world." Start releasing what you want, instead of what you don't.
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