I grew up in the Persian Jewish community where the definition of success for women was “marrying rich and having babies.”
Then, I went into the legal field where the definition of success was “making as much money as possible- no matter the cost.”
In 2001, 1 month before 911, I had a “spiritual awakening.” I decided that neither of these definitions was a satisfactory one for me. I set out on a journey of self-discovery to learn who I am, what I want, and what success looks like for ME.
It’s been a fascinating and, at times, painful and arduous journey. I’ve failed, failed, failed, failed, won, won, learned, failed, failed, failed, learned, won, won, and won…. I’m still a work in progress.
The whole point of this human journey is to step up into YOU. Into your vision, your values, your mission, your definition. NO ONE ELSE’s.
It’s irrelevant whether people who are not part of your plan understand you, get you, or share in your definition. They are not living your life. They do not understand your unique desires and the stirrings of your heart and soul. They are not YOU.
When you don’t step up into YOUR innate success blueprint or “soul-print,” you’re living a lie…. Satisfying everybody else’s needs but your own. There will be no harmony. No congruency. No power. No freedom. No peace. No joy.
Is that what you want?
The buck stops with you.