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This is a special post about Success, which I have written to celebrate the launch of the ultra-exciting Success Ebook by the one and only Jonny Gibaud of The Life Thing. He’s assembled 30 global bloggers to talk about Success: “What it is” and “How do you achieve it?” I am truly excited and honoured to be one of those bloggers. Don’t delay, step this way now to download your copy!

What comes to mind when you think about the word success? When Jonny asked me to write a post on this topic, I thought long and hard about success and what it means to me. And if I’m honest, I had some pretty outdated and interesting ideas rattling around my brain about what success is! Fast cars, mansions, and lots of money were the first things that came to mind. Now these are all well and good and I certainly wouldn’t refuse them if they came my way :) but if I look deeply within myself, that isn’t my idea of success.

My idea of success

My idea of success, is to be the person I want to be and live how I want to live. For me the person I want to be is adventurous, living life to the full, generous, authentic and kind. I want to live life to the full and dare to follow my dreams!

Be successful (not do successful!)

As I talked about in Who will you be in 2010? us humans often get things topsy turvy. We think by having and doing more, we will be who we want to be. For example, that we will make lots of money, find the person of our dreams and then we will BE successful. However the reality (whether we like it or not) is the other way around. We all know people who think the next bonus, or the new house or the new partner will make them happy … only to forever be chasing their tail!

You are successful right now!

YES! That’s right! Right now. There really is nowhere to get to. :)

Personal development is awesome and my passion, however we have to be careful not to be looking at ourselves as something to improve. I think this can be one of the biggest pitfalls in this field. We are perfect, whole and complete already. There is just more awesomeness to unleash! :)

What’s your definition of success?

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