Have you ever taken the time to sit down and re-evaluate what you want from life? Or gotten really clear on what will make you the most fulfilled in your work, and how you’ll get there?
Redefining success as we grow and change over time is an important exercise that often gets overlooked as we get busier and our to-do lists get longer.
I’m a big believer in having clear goals, and today I encourage you to get intentional in discovering or re-assessing what success means in your life.
As we grow and change over time, it’s perfectly fitting that our goals and objectives evolve with us. However, we often cling so tightly to our old ideas and measures of success, that these outdated ideals prevent us from taking opportunities to move forward or create a new and exciting path.
To really get clear on how you define success, you need to have clear measures in place that indicate you’ve achieved what you’re after. Do you have a figure in mind of your earnings that means you’re successful? Are there priorities such as time with family or time spent traveling you’ll have achieved that indicate you’re on the right path?
Think about the last time you evaluated your measures of success. Do those indicators still apply to you today? Are they still what you want for your life, and are they representative of what you wish to achieve today? Updating the ideas we had for ourselves 5 or 10 years ago doesn’t mean we betray what we set out to do in the past, but means we become loyal to who we are in the present.
The previous idea of how you wanted life to look does not have to be your forever goal anymore, and I encourage you to give yourself permission to create a new future that truly aligns with the values you cherish today. Let go of what no longer serves you and make the choices that are right for you in this moment.
I hope this episode inspires you to carve out that time for yourself and really get to the heart of what you truly desire. I believe that knowing what you want as the person you are today will be the north star that guides you to the most meaningful version of your work and your life.
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