Have you every heard the “this Is what you have to do to be successful” lecture?
I have received advice or direct instruction on what I had to do if I wanted to be successful for as long as I can remember.
People shared the detailed plan I needed follow in great detail.
It was as if they were giving me a precise recipe to follow.
The best cooks do not follow the recipe exactly as it was given to them.
They use their own judgement and add a “pinch of this” or a “smidgen of that” to make it their own.
That was a lesson I learned from my grandmother, she was one great cook and one smart lady.
Over the years I have developed my own recipe for achieving and measuring success.
Success is not measured by what I have accomplished or what I own.
Success is being valued, respected and loved by people who know me.
How do you define success?
One thing is for sure, the best definitions are not in the dictionary, they are within us.
“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” ― Anne Sweeney