What does ‘success’ mean to you?

What does ‘success’ mean to you?

Have you “made it”? Have you reached the level of success in your life that you want to achieve?

I’m constantly surprised (and a little disappointed) that so many people feel dissatisfied and continue to struggle with feelings of insecurity and self-doubt. We feel unfulfilled and push ourselves to do more, be more, have more.

We’re so caught up being busy pursuing success we forget to enjoy what we’ve already achieved. Deciding what you want out of life, and figuring out where your career, loved ones, money and lifestyle all fit into your vision of success, is the key to achieving satisfaction.

Looking to enjoy your success pursuit? Here’s how;

Get Personal

Create a vision of what you want and a plan for how to achieve it. Living a successful life means different things to different people. Don’t worry about what other people are chasing.

  • What activities truly make you happy and bring you joy?
  • What do you dream of doing?
  • What do you want to be known for?

Then become diligent in pursuit of all that, measuring your progress along the way.

Be Flexible

Over time, your idea of success may change. When this happens, don’t be afraid to adjust your plan. You haven’t failed. Just stay focussed on what you truly want to receive in life, and what you want to give.

Define Your Own Success

Only you know what success is … what it looks or feels like, and what freedoms it gives you. Your friends might define success in terms of salary or position, but if your idea of success is to enjoy work and have plenty of time to enjoy your home life too, then that’s what you aim for. Don’t let anyone else tell you what you should or should not value. It’s your life and your happiness that matter. Stick to your own dream.

Your friends might define success in terms of salary or position, but if your idea of success is to enjoy work and have plenty of time to enjoy your home life too, then that’s what you aim for. Don’t let anyone else tell you what you should or should not value. It’s your life and your happiness that matter. Stick to your own dream.

Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

Now that you know what success looks like for you, keep a sharp focus on it. Obstacles will come up. Face them, overcome them, learn from them. That means the prize is one step closer.

As a huge fan and student of Positive Psychology, take time to reflect on what you’re doing well, what success have you achieved already and what are all the things you have to be grateful in your life!

Happy pondering!

Athena Coaching

Linda Murray is a successful businesswoman, coach, strategist and mentor, speaker and trainer. Linda’s talent is teaching women to increase their commercial success while using their authentic feminine approach. She mixes her personal experience in business, her strong academic background and her observations of hundreds of businesses to show businesswomen and female executives how to enjoy greater commercial outcomes and accelerated individual success. Linda has coached countless clients to greater success through improved business strategies, increased profits, leadership development, increased team engagement and greater personal satisfaction and commercial confidence. Linda balances the extremes required in business. She has the unique ability to focus on both the big picture and the details; the numbers and the people; the sales and the administration; the left-brain and the right-brain. Linda has a track record in assisting women in business and female executives to identify the commercially profitable big picture strategy and then create an achievable action plan to implement it. Linda built her first successful business in her early 20s, growing her business to a team of 25 bookkeepers and financial controllers. Linda’s business model modernised the bookkeeping industry dramatically – by constantly challenging the traditional models of client management and service delivery. After experiencing the results that business coaching delivered in her business, Linda became passionate about coaching. Linda sold her financial business to start Athena Coaching, where her clients enjoy the benefit of her proven commercial experience combined with state of the art coaching support and her exceptional academic background. Linda has a Masters of Business Coaching, a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Philosophy), is an Accredited Professional Coach and Certified NLP Practitioner.

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