How Do You Define Success?

how do you define successLast week I challenged you to define the priorities in your life.  I asked you to look not just at your responsibilities in your business but also at the myriad of roles you play in your personal life — parent, friend, member of your community, etc. — and to determine how all of these fit together.  This week I would like you to take it one step further.  I want you to think about success and what it means to you. Some people will tell you that your business is not successful unless you are earning a six- or seven-figure salary.  The truth is, success looks different for each of us.  There are many women whose family is their primary focus, and they are happy to bring in one new client a month.  There are others who are working full-time jobs and running their businesses on the side. Everyone’s situation is different. You have to look at your life as a whole and decide how much time you have to work on your business.  You are the only one who can determine what success is.

Today’s Implementation Assignment

Now that you have defined your priorities, decide how much time you would like to dedicate to your business.  Ask yourself “What does success mean to me?” and don’t forget to celebrate success.  As we constantly reach and reach, we often forget to celebrate our accomplishments.

One Response to How Do You Define Success?

  1. Lynne Hundley March 27, 2014 at 11:09 pm #

    Well, I made some interesting discoveries when I wrote my description of success. The first thing is I described what success is NOW, not what it will be eventually — it’s definitely a moving target. For me as a new artist/new business person, success is doing — making and showing art, discovering my brand, setting up business systems, building a contact list. And developing what I call a zen life and a zen home — lots of time, space and serenity.
    Since I’m just beginning, I don’t have that much to show yet, but surprisingly — now that I think about it — my life is really successful. I’m taking the steps I need to take and making progress in every area. So, thanks, Suzanne, for helping me notice that it’s time to pause and celebrate success.

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