Isn’t it odd that for most of our lives, success is defined by someone (or something) else? I’ve wrestled with my own definition of success for years, and it wasn’t until someone asked me this one question that really helped me gain clarity.
I share the story in this latest video blog from downtown Los Angeles.
A quick recap:
The question: What is the one thing you have to do in your life so you count it a success?
I was “self-disappointed” in my answer to this question, especially when comparing it to my peers. But when I realized that there are no “right” answers, and that all of them are tied to one of three desires:
- to love
- to connect
- to contribute
For me, in this particular age and stage of life, my answer was tied to the desire to “connect.” It’s why I travel so much, it’s why I’d rather be my own boss and do work that draws me to new locales, and it’s why I refuse to let the pursuit of money drive me.
Success, to me, looks like the ability to travel where I want, when I want, and to meet new people.
What’s your definition of success? Leave a comment below and let’s talk!