In order to be successful, you have to have a clear definition of success.
Success is a noun that has three meanings:
- The favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one's goals.
- The attainment of wealth, position, honors, or the like.
- A performance or achievement that is marked by success, as by the attainment of honors.
You can be successful by accomplishing a goal, attaining assets, or achieving recognition. The interesting thing is, as unique individuals, we strive for different things and lean towards different definitions of success.
You can't judge your success on someone else's definition. You must choose your own.
For example, I want to accomplish my goal of publishing a book. I do not need to attain any assets or achieve recognition for this project to be successful in my eyes. I simply need to finish it to prove to myself I can.
It is okay if you need to gain an assets or achieve recognition to feel accomplished, you just have to clear a path towards that direction and follow through on your practice. By recognizing how you view success, you can make small goals that create a process, creating momentum for your work. The process is success in itself because you can consistently move towards accomplishing your goals. It will also help you appreciate the milestone moments as you reach them and push past them.
Have an inspired day!