What Would You Have to Believe….

laugh-3hI heard this question from someone and thought it was brilliant: “What would you have to believe about yourself in order to feel successful?”

For me, it first brought up the question of what success meant to me. I had to define it in my own terms in order to have a relevant answer.

And then, ‘what I would have to believe’ would be in feeling terms, not dollar terms, the way so many people gauge their success.

I want to feel calm, relaxed, excited and enthusiastic, inspired and inspiring and like I’m Doing My Life Right.

So I’d have to believe that I have value, that I CAN inspire people, that having the pleasure of feeling calm, excited and enthusiastic and relaxed is not only OK, but my true nature.

And I’d have to believe I actually am doing my life right, even if I goof up. That’s always been the hardest for me, since I’ve historically been pretty hard on myself, and because I like to have my fingers in so many pies at once. Can you relate?

So just for fun, and to keep myself on track, I often ask myself, what else could I be doing that would make me feel really good about my life? When I get the intuitive answer, I take appropriate action.

In over the past couple of years, I’ve been simplifying more and more. As a result, I’m better able to I integrate all the aspects of my life that I love the best into a more congruent whole.

WHAT ABOUT YOU?

So, I’m really curious. What would you say if someone asked you, “what would you have to believe about yourself in order to feel successful?”

Stop right now and write out your answer, and come back to this when you’re done.

And how do you define ‘success’ to yourself in your own life, on your own terms?

What does success mean for you, relevant to money, friends, family, location, how you feel about you, etc.?

Stop right now and write out your answer, and come back to this when you’re done.

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