Our modern culture may define success by job title, monetary wealth, Facebook “likes”, the square footage of our home, the labels on our clothing, a “full” schedule, the symbol on the car we drive, and the shape of our body.
Success in our spiritual life may look like:
The time we spend helping others, the disciplines we set in our lives, the principles we abide by, what we say “yes” to, what we say “no” to, the personal time we allocate to prayer or meditation and/ or practicing mindfulness such as being still and present
Success in our professional life may look like:
Advancement in an organization, winning awards and recognition from peers, receiving verbal accolades, and meeting company financial goals.
Success in our personal life may look like:
Meetings goals such as finishing a marathon, reaping the rewards of personal exercise habits, creating and finishing a piece of artwork, arranging a time with our loved ones for dinner, teaching a child a skill or a lesson, cooking healthy meals, or excelling in a favorite sport or hobby.
Success can be defined in a multitude of ways and from many vantage points.
The late Coach Wooden (legendary UCLA basketball coach) defined success as “a peace of mind, which is a direct result of self -satisfaction of knowing you made the effort to do your best to be the best that you can be. Success is an attitude”
How do you define success?