During a recent interview, I was asked how I define success. My answer was more about a "FEELING" than a definition.
My definition will vary from other people because I am the only person who can be me! Therefore, what works for me may not work for someone else.
This was my answer, "when I can stand up (and I did suggest that the listeners get their asses off their chairs and try this) and hold my hands up in a wide "V" (as in Victory) and shout, I am an amazing freaking human being! I am awesome. I have had so many successes and so many accomplishments that I continue to amaze myself every time I think about them!"
Some people may think this is an arrogant thing to do, but why are we so hesitant to be loud and proud about what we do? Too often we are so focused on what we BELIEVE success looks like that we spend more time going after the goal than celebrating what we've done.
What good is an achievement if you don't learn to celebrate it and acknowledge yourself for a job well done?
I find that women, especially, are less likely to acknowledge their achievements because they don't see the things they do as achievements; rather, they see them as something to mark off of their "To Do" list and move on.
If you REALLY want to see what success "FEELS" like, make a list of your successes/accomplishments/achievements on a piece of paper and then stand in a "VICTORY" pose with each one of the items on your list and "FEEL" how good it feels to have done that. Emotions are felt in the body and feelings are of the mind - when you can "FEEL" the vibration of each one of your accomplishments, you are giving your body an amazing gift. You are raising your energy which in turn raises your vibration levels. The better you "FEEL" the more you'll feel like doing something else just as fantastic or better!
So instead of living your life based on someone else's definition of success, "FEEL" how successful you already are and keep going. The world is waiting for the thing that only you can share!
Nancy Mueller ~ Empowerment Sensei at www.MasteringYourBeliefs.com