measures of success
Friday, March 08, 2013
SUCCESS - the Canadian oxford dictionary defines it as:
1) the accomplishment of an aim
2) the attainment of wealth, fame or position
3) a thing or person that turns out well
I believe I measure success not as much as the accomplishments or attainments in my life, but in the final outcome. While accomplishing that weight loss of 2lbs, or the loss of 2 inches on your waistline; and the attainment of Spark friends cheering you on every day in your journey - the joy and self satisfaction one gets from attaining and accomplishing these goals is the real success and outcome.
If you stop to think about why you cheer on a Spark friend - do you do it because they were able to reach that goal? or because you are truly happy for their achievement? and if you are truly happy for their achievement, doesn't that happiness just spread and flow out all over them, and whoever is in the path of that happiness. It is contagious.
Success is not always measured by numbers but sometimes in the smiles we see on our loved ones faces, and the smiles we see on our own; the joy and satisfaction we feel.
Happiness is dependent on our circumstances, but real joy comes from deep within ourselves and is always there, no matter what the circumstances.
Live joyfully and successfully.