This may sound pretty obvious to most people but sometimes having it said really clearly can help us all understand it more deeply…
You’ll know when you are successful when you can answer this ONE question with ‘Yes!’
Are……. You……. Happy?
Seem a bit simplistic to you? Well it is.
Now I don’t mean have you reached all your dreams and goals. I don’t mean are you with your perfect partner. I don’t even mean have you got your dream house/car/job/family/social calendar etc. etc. Because, you can have all of those and still be UNhappy.
Likewise you can have none of those and BE happy.
This is the point: when you are happy, you are successful. There need not be any outside evidence for your happiness. This, unintuitively is the key to success. When we strive for our dreams and goals and attach happiness to the outcome of those we dilute the present moment. We make our happiness dependent on outside experiences. Of course we can get great joy from our life experiences – but they are fleeting. When you connect with your inner happiness it is ongoing. Independent. Unattached to outcome.
So let’s reconnect with being grateful and happy for just being alive. For having the opportunity to have all of these experiences, when and how we choose. Let the outside achievements and experiences be a bonus to our present and ongoing happiness. From there, we will be more successful than we ever dreamed, and we’ll feel it – every day.
Let me know if I’m talking complete rubbish here.
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