Our success in life is achieved through understanding and gaining a higher level of awareness of who we are and what we’re capable of being.
Many people would be quick to define their success as it relates to an object such as a new car, a bigger home, or whatever the circumstance might be. I would suggest you look at those achievements as a reflection of your own level of awareness.
Success should not be measured by things, but more, by the experience and learning gained as a result of moving from one level of awareness to the other.
What did it take to get the car, the bigger home?
Did it move you out of your comfort zone?
Did the goal scare and excite you at the same time?
Did you experience and overcome obstacles along the way?
If you can answer yes to any of those questions then, in my opinion, you have been successful. If you cannot, then you are probably more a “thing collector” rather than a “success achiever.” Big wins and great success requires growth.
We all trade our time for something.
What are you trading your time for?
What is your worthy goal, or ideal?
In choosing a goal, the question we should ask ourselves is NOT whether we are worthy of the goal, but rather, is the goal is worthy of us.
Alfred Adler said, “I am grateful for the idea that has used me.”