“Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.”
~ John Wooden
In the Collins dictionary, success is described as “an uncountable noun: the achievement of something that you have been trying to do or the achievement of a high position in a particular field, for example in business or politics.” I like the idea of success being labelled as an ‘uncountable noun’. In other words, success cannot be measured. What one person views as success; another person may see as a waste of time. Therefore, it would be best to conclude that success itself is something different or unique to the individual. We are all unique so it only makes sense that success can look very different between various people. (This is important to understand because often others in our life, such as parents, will pressure us into doing things which they view as success when we do not.)
What’s more, success can appear in several aspects of your life. For this reason, you can be very successful in one area and very unsuccessful in another. This is an important truth worth keeping in mind at all times. It is so easy to become driven at one thing that you forget to focus on other vital areas in your life. Trying to maintain success in various aspects of your life is what I call holistic success.
Holistic success begins when you learn to integrate and balance your body, mind and spirit effectively. When all these 3 players are in the game and on the same page, you will perform at a high level and make the most of yourself and life. I am passionate about teaching holistic success because the monomaniacal approach to success seems to be the norm. If you made a lot of money but you lost your health in the process, are you really a success? You could have achieved glory through building a successful business, but if you sacrificed crucial, quality time with your family to the point where the damage is irreparable, would it be worth it?
When you set goals, you should ensure that they fit within your ‘Life Vision and Purpose’. Goals should support the ideal vision you have of yourself in the various roles you play (entrepreneur or employee, sister or brother, husband or wife, mother or father, teacher or student, leader or follower, etc.). The best ambitions cause you to shine brighter in all areas of life. They set a good example for others and help inspire them to take action toward living their dreams. Again, you don’t have to neglect and sacrifice everything for one thing.
I cannot tell you how many times people have approached me to help them with a health issue that arose because they neglected their health for years. Many of them come to see me with the expectation that I can help them heal instantly. They are even willing to offer me whatever money is necessary. It’s like they want me to wave a magic wand and erase years of unhealthy actions just so they can go back to living the same life which caused this health issue in the first place. Of course I have to teach them that the only way they will heal is if they change their health and lifestyle habits. You cannot simply buy health. It’s something you build over time with effort.
In my view, when you can genuinely say…that you followed your heart and lived authentically…that you made the most of yourself (body, mind and spirit performance) and lived life to the fullest…that you shined brightly and inspired others to do the same then you are prime example of holistic success.
Your V10 Health Coach,
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