How to define success…

“Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents

and abilities were used in a way that served others.”

 — Marianne Williamson

Success means something different to everyone. Sometimes you measure it in terms of what you have gotten such as money, championships, promotions at work, your children’s’ achievements, the list goes on and on.

Sometimes you measure success in terms of what you give in terms of your time, money, love, resources, talents, and abilities.

At some point you must decide what your definition of success is and have the courage to act on it. Your definition may change for each adventure, project, or goal.

Success can be defined in both terms of getting and giving at the same time. For example: You may be giving your time and talents for the annual cake sale by baking a cake with some delicious creamy frosting and then it’s sold to raise money for your charity, church, scouting, or service club.

You have given your skills, talents, resources to make a cake with the awesome frosting and then you have gotten money when you sold it which raised money to give away in a heartfelt manner.

Giving just to give, and not necessarily get anything in return, is a powerful rewarding way to operate in life. Every time I give from this place I always get far more back than I ever imagined I would.

To expand your giving do this Action Step.

Action Step: Find a way to give away something today without the expectation of getting anything in return. Notice how it feels. Notice your thoughts about it. Then do it again. Maybe you’ll sleep a little better each night.

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