One of the things that mastermind groups ask of you is to create your own personal definition of success.
It will open your eyes…
Too often we set goals and run around implementing them, never taking a moment to notice whether we have achieved personal or business success yet. I believe the part of the reason for this hyper-activity is that we haven’t created a true definition of what success looks and feels like to us personally.
Have your mastermind group do this exercise together:
- What physical things will exist when I’m successful? (Will you send your kids to college? Own your dream house? Have vibrant good health?)
- What feelings will exist when I’m successful? (Feeling competent, powerful, loving, honored, grateful, challenged, connected, free?)
- What will I be experiencing? (Will you be in a meaningful, loving relationship? Finding happiness on a daily basis? Traveling the world? Immersed in a favorite hobby? Spending quality time with family and friends?)
By defining some specifics of what “success” means to you, you’ll know when it’s happening! Too often I talk to people who want a successful life or a successful business, only to find they already have one. Has success crept up on you without you noticing?
The only way to know is to have some yardstick to measure it by.