I see success as the state when we create the lifestyle we want. The key to success in life lies in your hands. When we create a successful life, we also express who we are as fully as we possibly can.
For that, you don’t need a certain amount of money in the bank account. It’s more about being satisfied and inspired by your life every day (or at least most of the time). Which also means that any one of us can attempt to create this kind of life.
More than waiting for the perfect outside circumstances it’s about working with what you have now and finding a state of tranquility within yourself.
Anyone can create their version of a successful life. For each of us, it means something different.
Therefore we need to ask ourselves:
How do I want to spend my days?
Which activities do I want to devote my precious time and energy to?
Is striving for … (promotion, getting outside recognition) satisfying me?
What do I want to be remembered for by my children?
Asking similar kinds of questions can open us up to the realization of what we want. And you can be sure that once you realize what you want that you set in motion the universal forces and a new level of existence will come to you.
The definition of success should come from YOU.
An invisible trap of success
I want to share with you one realization that kept coming to me since I was little but it took me a long time to start living more accordingly.
The need to fit in, and be understood and recognized by others, is limiting your potential.
Let’s say that you want to fit in the new company where you had just started. You take time to get to know your colleagues and work extra hard to prove your boss that he made a good choice hiring you.
Everything goes well, and others seem to be happy with you and your performance. Except, you’re not happy. You wonder how this is possible because working for this company is all you had wanted. And now you feel stressed and empty?
So you work even harder to shake off your feelings. You do your best to suppress what you feel while hoping they’ll disappear. But they don’t.
You wonder what is wrong … Well, nothing, except you try to fit in the wrong peer group.
You believe that this is what success should look like and these people are like you. But what if they are not and you just waste your time?
What if you’re supposed to go a completely different life path than you think you should?
If we don’t recognize what exactly we want and who we are then it’s so easy to waste time trying to fit in the wrong places.
I think that society shouldn’t dictate the way successful life looks like. Why?
Because society is not happy. A standardized version of success is simply not working for everyone. We all can’t fit in the same basket. It’s impossible that we all should want a similar career path, education, family, goods, clothes, and so on. But we think that this is how things should be so we do our best to live accordingly.
Thus, I want to share with you what works for me and what I believe is the key to success in life.
The key to success in Life: Channel Your Soul
Take an example of any successful person like Tesla, Coco Channel, Winfrey Oprah, and many others. What did they do is that they channeled their soul.
Channeling your soul is about expressing your uniqueness. It’s about articulating your originality.
I’m speaking about the originality that only you feel in your heart. You’re the one who feels your inner voice. You’re the one who has visions of what you’d like to create. Do you think that you have them by accident? Of course, not!
You have your most beautiful visions to act on them. I know that the whispers of the heart can be very silent, but they’re guiding you to do what is best for you.
Inner guidance is the way of your higher self to guide you to your best potential.
In a nutshell, this is the life purpose for you and everyone else. We’re meant to act on what we love.
Because your inner guidance is like a very advanced and sophisticated GPS guiding you home. Home is the place where you feel at peace and happy and when you express and share yourself without restrictions.
When you follow what you feel in your heart, it will ALWAYS guide you to live fully and consciously your life purpose. It cannot be otherwise. For that is the reason why you have these glimpses of inspiration, visions, realizations, and why you love to do certain things.
Trying to do things as other people do is the longer path.
Moreover, what means success for them may not bring you any happiness. Because you don’t act on your hearts’ whispers, but you act on theirs’ (or worse on their fears).
Channeling your soul is about having an honest and serious conversation about who you are and what you love. And then go and start acting on it. Step by step.
Unfortunately, no one will hold your hand and tell you now do this and that. (Well, if someone would then run away as quickly as you can). You’re the one responsible for what you do (or not do) with your life!