Redefining Success

As 2017 comes to an end, I am thinking about what I want in 2018… that’s not true lol… I’m always thinking about what I want, but with the new year coming up, thinking about what I want seems more timely….

I started reading Do Cool Shit by Miki Agrawal and in the chapter “Is ‘Success’ Really What You Think It Is,” she talks about how her own definition of “success” has evolved over time explaining that,

“When I finished college, it was financial freedom… Later, after I started a business, my definition of success changed again and became ‘freedom of time…’ Now that I am no longer the only one keeping my business afloat, I can think about forming strategic partnerships to grow it and think about the bigger picture…Now my definition of success is living to my full potential. I want it all. I know now from experience that it’s possible to have a growing, successful business and a passionate relationship, to be in the best shape of your life, to give back to your community, and to push your boundaries when it comes to new adventures.”

This is the way I too would define success for myself:

  1. Financial freedom – which to me means being fully self-supporting and being able to do and buy whatever I want. My end goal is to be in a place where I do not need to worry about money and am saving a healthy amount consistently to take care of myself.
  2. Freedom of Time– this is something I want as well. I want to make my own schedule based on what works best for me and makes me the most productive and efficient person I can be. I want to be able to pick up and go see the Northern Lights from a glass igloo if I so chose.
  3. Living to my full potential- I don’t currently feel fulfilled in my life and feel I am not being utilized to my full potential. One of my strengths is forming strategic partnerships and seeing the big picture as well as pushing boundaries and taking risks, and I don’t feel I am doing any of these things enough, if at all, on a daily basis.

I look forward to continuing to read this book, and to continuing my content challenge from New Jersey and New York for the next 10 days.

Today is day 31 of my 365 challenge to create content every day for 365 days.

Me talking to myself:

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