How do you define success?

For most people, success is built around internal and external metrics they consciously or subconsciously set. If that’s the case, how do you know if your metrics are the right metrics to measure success correctly?

Success is not a one-size-fits-all label; we all have different definitions of success, and sometimes even our own definitions of success change. Too often than not, we measure success on material achievements, like a new car, house, wardrobe, etc. Or based on status, how much money we make, how many clients we close, a promotion, etc. In other words, most people measure success based on whether a goal was achieved. But what if I told you that measuring success should really come from how well you consistently uphold your values?

Here are some examples of personal values:

  • Integrity
  • Courage
  • Dependability
  • Open-mindedness
  • Honesty

What are the values that you hold true to your core?

When you think of success in terms of how consistent you are in upholding your core values, the meaning, and integrity of success shift from material to internal. When you look at success in this way, how do you measure up?

For example, if honesty is one of your core values, your honesty with yourself and others should determine your success.

For many, I’m sure you are surprised to learn how successful you actually are and probably have never taken the time to acknowledge yourself for those achievements. On the other hand, you may see where you have slacked on your values and could improve.

To help define what success looks like for you, I recommend writing down your core values and using them as an internal compass for making decisions and ultimately measuring your true success.

If you have trouble identifying your core values or how to live up to your values, with my life coaching program, I can help you build a roadmap to get you from where you are today to where you want to be. Click the link below to schedule your free consultation.

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