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“No, I’m 100% sure Mom. When I’m old enough to drive, I want a blue van with smurfs painted on it. I don’t care what people will say, that’s what I want.”
Yeah. That was me defining success at age 7.
Though I never did get that blue smurf van, I’ve been happily defining and re-defining what “success” means to me as long as I can remember.Success is liking who you are, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. - Maya Angelou Click To Tweet
That’s why I was thrilled when Claire, one of our readers, wrote in because she was feeling a bit torn between a more traditional view of success (big money, big job, etc.) and the unique calling of her soul.
Taking the time to challenge assumptions — both societies and our own — is something I feel very strongly about. Especially as it relates to such a relative and often loaded concept as “success.”
Because when you have the courage to question what you’re doing and, more importantly, why you’re doing it — you stay on your edge of innovation, truth and lasting fulfillment.
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Now I’d love to hear from you. How do you define success for yourself — at least for right now? Paint a picture for us below in the comments.
Remember, thousands of bright and incredible souls come here each week for strategies, insight and inspiration. Your definition could be exactly what someone else needs to hear right now to inspire them to chart their own course.
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