So when I get the above question, from now I am saying that Success cannot be defined. We use the word success as if its a trophy. One that is always out of reach. We pin this word to other people hoping we could one day compare. Instead of all the synonyms like accomplishment of achievement, I plan to reframe this word as “content”. If we are happy or even content with our progress and our achievements, then we are successful.
I have heard the same story in so many different ways. Women in the workplace are unable to make career advancements that they desire and deserve due to raising children. On the flip side, well educated and inspiring women with incredible minds are at home making slime instead of creating positive change in the world.
Yes, it sucks knowing that a non cancerous tissue is taking over my abdomen and has caused all the pain I endured with two unsuccessful pregnancies, but now I can look this thing in the face, call its name, and put it in its place.
I have challenged myself to be content in the moment. Often the new high we are seeking doesn’t feel as we dreamed it would and we keep pushing and pushing onward.
This is not a question to keep the wheels spinning – there is a lot to be said about seeking joy while feeling contentment with our current circumstances.
For today, I ask you. What do you want to do with your life? Who do you want to impact? What do you hope to change? – Lastly, what is standing in your way?
It is important to set goals and have a vision, but that goal of success does not mean you should not be grateful for the moment that you are in now.
While I support hard work and try to instill that practice in my students daily, there is a time where hard work becomes a problem.
We place a dollar sign on how much we are worth, and try to find the balance between income and mental health.
What moves are you making to monetize on the time you have?
That understanding alone, combined with my various experiences and ever evolving outlook on life leads me to believe that I have something to offer you and yours.