There has been much discussion about success. What it means? Do you have it? What does it take to get it? I’ve changed my view of success from one about titles, money and what you do (I used to work on Wall Street) to one filled with servicing others, making a difference, feeling fulfilled in my work, living where I love (California), sharing my talents, and reducing shoulds in my life (yes, I left my finance career and became an Executive Coach).
Success is dynamic so how you define success when you’re 20 vs 40 vs 60 years old and over will continuously shift. My definition of success continues to evolve with each experience. The important factor is how YOU define success and how you practice this in your life. Success is personal.
Here are a few thoughts about success from my book, Living In Your Top 1%, to stir your thinking and help you live a successful life.
There is success from any starting point
There is success in honoring your truth
There is success beyond failure and mistakes
There is success beyond challenging times
There is success when you put what you know into practice
There is success when you make yourself a priority and take responsibility
There is success when you believe in possibilities
There is success when you clear out the noise and pave the way to use your strengths
There is success when you set value based goals that speak to your heart
There is success when you start with your ideal scenario and dismiss all the reasons why you can’t
There is success in moving out of your comfort zone into your stretch zone
There is success in rising up after you’ve veered off course
There is success when you make consistent choices that align with your truth
There is success when you stay committed to goals that speak to your heart
There is success when you live by your non-negotiables
There is success when you keep things in perspective, view them as temporary and have the ability to see the bigger picture
There is not success in living a life with shoulds
There is not success in building a mindset that starts with I can’t
There is not success in believing impossible to possible only happens to others
Success is a mindset that helps you uncover your potential when you’re ready
Success is available to all
Success is a way of life
Success for me is making a positive impact in the world.
What does success mean to you?
Alissa Finerman is an Executive Coach and Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, speaker and author of Living in YOUR Top 1%. She works with managers, C-suite executives and teams to leverage strengths, shift beliefs and achieve meaningful goals. Alissa has an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA from the University of California, Berkeley. She has worked with Ross Stores, Petco, BNP Paribas, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Brookfield Property Partners, Neutrogena and Bristol-Myers Squibb. To learn more about coaching with Alissa, please visit her website and follow her on Facebook