Curt Rosengren has an interesting Success Checklist up at Occupational Adventure. He found it at Third Age. The checklist is thought provoking. Take a minute from your busy day and reflect upon at least one of these items.
Are you enjoying what you do?
Are your connections with friends, colleagues and family strengthened by your success?
Are you proud of your accomplishments thus far?
In the process of achieving your goals, are you developing the qualities of kindness, self-respect, courage, compassion, patience, love and hope?
Do you feel more in control of yourself and your life?
Are you able to shift negative self-talk to something more positive and useful?
Has your spiritual life been enriched through the process of achieving this goal?
Are you being of service to others?
Are you more self-confident and sure of your capabilities as the result of pursuing this dream?
Are you continuing to stretch just beyond your comfort zone?
Are you easily able to shift direction if the course you've been on isn't working?
Are you consistently listening to your inner guidance and following its wisdom?
The idea is that if you’ve answered “yes” to most of these questions, then you are successful.
While there are no absolutes in life, this list should give you some perspective. In my book, success is improving the quality of the lives of those around you and enjoying yourself while you do it.
What is your definition of success?
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