Constantly moving your definition of success?
Do you always move your definition of success just a little bit further away? I do.
When I was 23, I was a divorced single parent with no university qualification. Back then if somebody had told me of my personal and professional life today, I would have been over the moon - amazed -proud. A success. But truthfully, I don’t feel like I have reached success yet.
Yesterday my husband asked me to take some time to acknowledge our recent wins. He reminded me that I should be proud of how my business has evolved in such a short time and the professional successes we have had.
I find that hard to action. I don’t think I am alone. I see so many accomplished colleagues and clients always striving for the next achievement without acknowledging the ones they have already nailed. Maybe this is due to our fast-paced daily life, or perhaps it is our thirst to continually feel like we are winning or getting ahead? Women (and mothers in particular) often feel guilty for taking time out to give themselves a pat on the back.
I always remind my clients of how far they have come in their businesses journey — time to follow my advice.