If there’s one thing main idea this blog is about, it’s making the most of this moment, this day. I’m here to tell you making the best of each day a great way to live.
Life isn’t perfect, of course, because there’s no such thing as perfect. I have my ups and downs, my good days and less good days- that’s just life- but you have a choice about how you live your life, including deciding what kind of attitude you want to have about your day.
There’s one frustrating attitude that continues to prevail in our society and our lives- the belief that success happens when you achieve fame and fortune. You can do all the right things and work hard and have neither notoriety or wealth. A lucky few can do all the wrong things and hardly work at all and still achieve society’s view of success.
The fame and fortune definition of success is rarely as great on the inside as it appears on the outside. Whether or not you have success in the eyes of the world, it isn’t going to make you happy if you aren’t already happy with a healthy attitude about life! And this success can so easily slip from your grasp and what- you’re back to being dissatisfied with your life until you have it again? Say it ain’t so!
As long as you define success as something that happens later, instead of today, as something that is dependent on how you are viewed in the eyes of society, the longer you’ll be waiting to live a full and happy life.
Today I challenge you to rethink your definition of success. Think of success not as something that happens to you, but rather an attitude of simply giving your best to yourself, your family, your work, and your life each day.
Give up the idea that you will only be successful when… when you have 10,000 page views per day, when you get the promotion you’ve been working for, when you’re financially self-sustainable, when your business lands a big client. Instead, as you work towards your goals, celebrate each milestone along the way- progress is success!
Realize you are already successful at something. I encourage you to take a moment to consider everything you’ve accomplished in your life so far. Give yourself some well-deserved kudos!
Success can be an attitude, a lifestyle. You can be successful at many things each day and experience a happier life. When you shift your focus from success as a long term goal to a short term goal, you are more likely to feel motivated and excited to greet each day as it comes. When you enjoy the success of being precisely where you are today, you will enjoy your life more. As an added benefit the people around are likely to recognize to your newfound confidence and respond in support of you and your goals.
Rethink your definition of success for a happier, better you!
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” ~Maya Angelou
I love your comments! How do you define success? Are you ready to change your attitude for the better?