Friday, September 23, 2016

What Success Looks Like In Real Life

Everybody’s up here trying to be successful, and I’m just drinking chardonnay in my pajamas watching The Bachelorette Guys Tell All.
A mediocre answer will be something like completing a project on time. You can say this, but add another twist to make the answer a little better. Here is an example. "To me, success means to have a goal, plan the steps to achieve the goal, implement the plan, and finally achieve the goal." Source: talkenglish
What Success Looks Like In Real Life
Kidding, obviously. Work/life balance means nothing to me because I absolutely love working so I’m always doing it. That doesn’t mean I’m not drinking wine and watching The Chad at the same time, but it does make me question every now and then exactly why I do what I do. I usually end up at the same place everyone else does: I want to be successful. A successful blogger, a successful entrepreneur, a successful rich lady with a great husband and a nice house.

But what does that MEAN? The word “success” got me in a lot of trouble for a long time; constantly looking at success as a destination meant that I was living in a constant state of not having it. I think most people get stuck in this trap of seeing success as something in the far off distance that maybe they’ll reach someday. Working a shitty job for years to become “successful” and then get to enjoy life. But isn’t that approach kind of fucked up?

Success in the real world isn’t one size fits all. It’s an experience, a series of mini victories to celebrate every day. Success is flexible, customizable, and personal. No one can define your success but you. There is no income level, job title, house size, follower number, or award that delineates the successful from the unsuccessful. Successful people are the ones who do things because they are passionate, excited, and authentic. As long as you’re living your truth, you are a successful girl boss of a woman. The wonderful thing is that the more successful you feel, the more successful you become. Feeling like a success now will fuel you to work towards your goals and live a big life, and you’ll quickly surpass the people who are still viewing it as some illusive destination. You can wish you had something and actually have something at the same time. So stop seeing success as something you will get one day and start noticing the badass things you’re achieving every single day.

What Success Looks Like In Real Life
Real life is messy, unpredictable, and likes to test your limits. The women we look up to as huge successes are who they are because they believed in themselves and decided to go for what they wanted, and I assure you that they celebrate every tiny little victory. Stop comparing your success journey to other people – their version is never going to be the same as yours, and it’s not meant to. It’s your job to define and constantly redefine what success means in your life.

What does success look like in your life and how do you “tell” if you’re successful? Let me know below, you wise babes.


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