I think we all have experienced the emptiness of success. Success, or at least the definition of success is very tricky.
As of late, I have made the conscious choice to redefine what I think this feeling of accomplishment is in my life. I have chose to name it SIGNIFICANCE. Success began to feel so insatiable to me. How could I ever be satisfied. However, if I strive to be significant, that's a different story. So recently I have become more mindful of being significant, and this is what I have discovered:
That I could use my time to help others, because this story is not all about me.
I found more significance in the BEING instead of the DOING AND GETTING..
That my desire to help others reach their potential was very pleasurable instead of projecting my own agenda. And at the end of the day I got what I needed anyway, and more.
I could concentrate on really important works of art that INSPIRE others because I wasn't invested in my success.
That really being present with those I am around and care about made the experience very significant.
It help me have more gratitude for the things that I may have considered insignificant.
This new mindset overtime gave me more personal power and satisfaction because I could literally give myself away with no expectations of being successful...by being significant.
So maybe we all should consider taking the "significant" vs the " successful " challenge. Think about the things that you do to be successful on your job, financially, in your relationships or any aspect of your life. And then consider what your CONTRIBUTION is- that is, being present and really considering the other person and "the how" You do what you do. Thinking " what can I give- who can I touch- what need can I fill-what information can I share- who can I lead to what-to who or what they need...now that's significant.
And think- I have all I need, I am always taken care of, I am protected and fortified.
Ciao, make right now significant.