Inside all of us is the desire to be successful. But what does that mean? The definition of “successful” is described as: accomplishing an aim or purpose; having achieved popularity (fame), profit (wealth), distinction, or respect. The important question:
What is YOUR definition of success? We could say that Robin Williams, Anthony Bourdain, Heath Ledger, Tom Petty, Kate Spade, Michael Jackson, and many others had fame, wealth, respect, and distinction. They were “successful” but: Success without Fulfillment = Unhappiness.
What does a successful life entail? In searching the topic, I came across several insightful definitions from well-known people:
John Wooden, winningest coach in college basketball history: “Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.”
Maya Angelou, great poet laureate: “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”
Deepak Chopra, internationally acclaimed wellness guru: “Success in life could be defined as the continued expansion of happiness and the progressive realization of worthy goals.”
My definition of a successful life: To never stop finding ways to help others by continually striving to be the best version I am capable of being: physically, emotionally, socially, financially, spiritually.
What’s it for you? Make sure that whatever your meaning of success, it will bring you inner peace and joy as determined by YOU, not society.
It’s about Living WELL Aware!
THANKS to the Temple High School Football team for the opportunity to present last week in the locker room after practice on: Success in Sports and Life: Using the Same Strategies To Be Victorious. And thanks guys for the awesome photo op!
School Districts: It’s not too late! Would love to speak to your employees in August before the start of the new year.