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The True Measure of Success

How do you measure true SUCCESS?

Have you ever found yourself striving for the approval of others, believing that their validation will make you feel like you made it?

It’s easy to fall into the trap of seeking external validation. We want to impress our colleagues, friends, and family with our accomplishments. We are constantly bombarded with images of perfection and success, making us feel inadequate if we don’t measure up. But true success is not about how many likes we get or how many people applaud us for our accomplishments.

Success is not just based on external factors like money, job titles, and validation from others. True success is an inside job. It’s about our own mental and emotional state of being, having a strong sense of self-worth and self-esteem, knowing that you are worthy and capable of achieving your goals, and living a fulfilling life.

When you have a solid foundation of self-belief, you don’t need the approval of others to feel valued or validated.

It’s important also to remember that people’s opinions of us are often based on their own biases and perspectives, which may have nothing to do with who we truly are or what we are capable of.

When we focus on being authentic and aligned with our true aspirations, we become more confident, motivated, and fulfilled. We are able to define success for ourselves, based on our own values and passions. 

When we focus on what we think of ourselves, we are freed from the stress of trying to measure up to others’ expectations.

So, if you catch yourself seeking approval from others, take a step back and evaluate your own beliefs and values. When you prioritize your own inner satisfaction, you’ll find that success comes naturally.

Remember, true success is not about what others think of you, but what you think of yourself.

Stick to the basics:

  • Practice self-care
  • Cultivate a growth mindset
  • Don’t compare yourself to others. Focus on your own journey with acceptance and compassion. 
  • Celebrate your accomplishments, no matter how small they may seem.
  • Take time to appreciate your strengths and weaknesses.

 “Your opinion is not my reality. I am who I am, and I stand by my decisions and actions. I validate my existence by being true to myself and living my truth.”

Steve Maraboli  

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