It’s nearing the end of the year (and, if you’re a fan of Mayan conspiracy theories, the end of the WORLD.) Seems to me like just the right time to take a moment to reflect, and celebrate our accomplishments.
We all have a different idea of what success is “supposed” to look like. To some it might be making enough to quit the day job and afford that triple-decker yacht, to others it might be making and listing that first item.
I try not to think of success as a finish line. For me, it is not motionless goal to be finally attained, but the act of moving in the right direction. To me, success is growth. As long as there is progress, there is success, and plenty more of it where that came from.
You are a success in all of the areas you are better off now than you were before.
There are the obvious measurements of course. If you have made more money this year than last year, obtained more clients, and/or sold more listings.
But there are others too. Have you increased your number of business connections? Established yourself locally? Gathered more followers on your social networks?
How much more have you learned this year? I’ll bet you one salted caramel mocha it’s more than you knew last year.
What about in your personal life? How much closer to your friends are you this year compared to last? How much more solid are your family relations? What health goals have you been working towards and how much further along on them are you than you were the year before?
I think you get it. Whatever you used to think success was supposed to look like, I’m here to tell you:
YOU ARE A SUCCESS
Now pass the wine, because I’m thinking this is something worth celebrating!