The Meaning of Success
The pressure to conform can be intense. I know this from personal experience. I bought into other people’s idea of success which was to acquire wealth and then surround myself with material things that represented my wealth. Got the bigger house, filled it with more stuff, and kept consuming, hoping it would distract me from my growing sense of discontent.
I had things but I lacked fulfillment. I had a solid career but lacked purpose. I was surrounded by loved ones but lacked love for myself. This is what happens when we allow other people to give meaning to our lives.
Take the time to define what success means to you. Raising healthy kids? Financial freedom? Letting go of your past? Healing your body? Listen to your dreams and acknowledge your fears. They hold the key to helping you unlock your deepest desires. Be you. Do you.