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It's so easy to look at people and think "I want that life". I want to be rich like (fill in the blank). I want to be happy like (fill in the blank). I want to live like (fill in the blank). The perceived success of others looks glamourous, and it is enticing. However, cost is the difference between the look and the life. I am not sure that we understand the cost of success. Yes, we have an idea, but we really don't understand it. After all, success is paid for through persistence and failures. If we really understood that, we wouldn't be so intimidated by it. Maybe we would be happy to fail if we embraced the fact that accomplishing goals will require failures.
If we understood that success includes sleepless nights, consistent criticism, self-discipline and sometimes flat out discomfort, maybe we wouldn't we wouldn't be so disappointed when we can't go to that fun event or hear someone important to us insult our efforts. If we only understood.
Being a success really boils down to two things… 1) How do YOU define success and 2) Did you LIVE your purpose? Regardless to how others define success, you have to define it for yourself. While financial wealth is often the barometer used to define success, reality says that true success isn’t quantifiable in dollars and cents. True success is getting up daily with peace, joy, and purpose.
What is today's life empowered moment? It is simply this, align your purpose with your path and you will enjoy success based on your definition of it.
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