The Power of Defining Success
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom. -George S. Patton
It is not the style of clothes one wears, neither the kind of automobile one drives, nor the amount of money one has in the bank, that counts. These mean nothing. It is simply service that measures success. - George Washington Carver
"Being best is a false goal, you have to measure success on your own terms." - Damien Hirst
These are a few quotes that demonstrate how the author defines success. Out of the three, the third one truly resonates with me. I like the aspect about the importance of defining success for ourselves.
How do you measure success? And in what areas of your life do you have measurements? Although this is a rhetorical question, it's a fascinating question to ask ourselves. Establishing UchallengeU, is about making progress, not necessarily perfection as there are different ways to measure success.
If you are practicing a new habit and are on on a 21-Day journey, it's important to think about how you want the new change to be integrated into your life. Is it something you do on certain days? Does it have to be ever day? You don't have to have this answer now, but it's something to think about. Often, taking things one day at a time is the best course of action.
I hope you all have an idea of what success feels and looks like to you in various areas of your lives, including if you are on a 21-Day Challenge.
If you are not regularly defining your own measurements of success, you could indeed be missing out. According to your own measurements and standards you could be successful even when external measurements may appear otherwise. On the other hand, you could feel or not be as successful as you like, but get externally rewarded.
How are you measuring success for yourself? How you measure and define success in every area of your life is important!
Cheering you on,