What is Success? Loving Who You Are?

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The Moments of Success

People the world over live to see their hopes and dreams become a reality. Can we experience our successes of today and realize that this will lead us to our hopes and dreams of tomorrow?   I decided to start researching this question.  There is a quote from the Proverbs 19:8  “He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who cherishes understanding prospers.”

As a coach, I find that so many people I meet with and discuss the topic “success”  our conversation seems to revolve all around ” money ” and what freedom it can bring to our family and our professional life worth.   Can you relate to this?  During your day do you ask yourself the question,  “I want what the  Jones’ down the street have.”   Or, better yet, say, “I will be truly successful when I am better than the Jones.  This image will truly represent success.  I will feel so powerful.”

Does this scenario sound familiar to either you and your family or remind you of your friends and colleagues?  Oh to have more money to buy a bigger car, have a larger home, freedom from debt, beautiful clothes and accessories.  Or…I will have the chance to do what I love and have all of the above.  I might even travel around the world.   As the saying goes, If you’ve got it, flaunt it.”

I have been researching what authors are saying about this.   In terms of being your own boss and taking control of your life, developing a financial stream to bring you a 6 figure income is only part of it.

Success can also be thought of in terms of what we bring into our life on a daily basis.    I believe the words of “The Old Cherokee” gives us food for thought on the important ingredients in being Successful in our life.

Two Wolves Story:

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a

battle that goes on inside people.

He said, “My son, the battle is between two “Wolves” inside us all.

One wolf is evil-–he is fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret,

greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies,

false pride, competition, superiority, and ego.

The other is Good —

It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy,

generosity, truth, compassion and faith.

The Grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which Wolf wins?”

The Elder simply replied, “The one you feed.”

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So, dear friends, when we set out each day let us celebrate our Success with

joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy,

generosity, truth, compassion and faith.