This is a guest post by Tom Casano, founder of Life Coach Spotter where you can hire a coach to change your life.
Everyone defines success differently.
Some measure it by their progress in a certain skill or activity, some measure it by the amount of money they make, and others measure it by the amount of joy they feel on a daily basis.
For many, success is going to work every day, working hard, and coming home with a big pay check at the end of the week. Others pair their visions of success with fame and extraordinary abilities. Becoming good at basketball, for example, might equal success for one person while becoming a basketball star is the standard of success for another.
Other people define being successful by their ability to leave everything in life behind and live off the grid. These people view success as the ability to live outside of a system that they don’t believe in. Others strive to find riches in the corporate world within that same system. Both visions of success are correct for each individual.
As evidenced by these examples, being successful isn’t the same for everyone, and there is no clear-cut way to reach it.
In order to consider yourself a successful person, you first have to define what it means to you.
Does it mean…
- Living a comfortable lifestyle?
- Being good at your job?
- Supporting your family?
- Having many friends?
- Becoming famous?
- Establishing a new business or finishing a project?
- Being happy with your family and creating new memories?
- Supporting yourself as you travel the world?
You have to know what you want and why you want it to understand what success means for you. You have to sort out your priorities and gain some clarity on who you are and what your purpose is in life.
Your vision of success should be unique, and it should align with your goals and aspirations. It should clearly relate to your passions and most of all, it should make you feel happy. Otherwise, you are chasing someone else’s dream.
However, it’s not always easy to figure out what you want or what your main priorities are. Life involves so many different responsibilities that it may not always be clear which things are more important.
If you’ve ever understood what it means to feel lost or uncertain, you know what it’s like to not have clear goals. You may even feel that way right now.
This isn’t because you lack discipline, focus, or passion. Life is complicated and there are many areas to balance. Having a strong vision for success may be hard to maintain as life progresses and changes.
Long term success takes commitment, and the biggest commitment you need to make is to yourself.
You have to be in tune with your needs and aware of your abilities and limitations in order to push beyond your previous boundaries. It’s not easy to do this alone, as most people have already discovered. It’s much easier to get off track and become confused again when you have to do it all by yourself.
Having the support of friends and family members is a positive thing, but they may not provide the full support or guidance that you need. There’s only one person trained to help you figure out what you want and how to meet your goals. That person is your life coach.
A life coach can help you understand your personalized vision of success and create a plan that you can follow to lead a more balanced and happy life. They can help you carve out your own path and supply tools and methods that help you get to where you want to be.
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