Are you successful? How do you know?
The traditional ways to measure success - money, status, etc. - are easy to measure, but have fallen decidedly short in terms of leading people to an energizing, meaningful career.
In an article on Seven Steps to Success, Lynne Robinson offers this fantastic list of questions to help you evaluate your own path.
- Are you enjoying what you do?
- Are your connections with friends, colleagues and family strengthened by your success?
- Are you proud of your accomplishments thus far?
- In the process of achieving your goals, are you developing
the qualities of kindness, self-respect, courage, compassion, patience,
love and hope?
- Do you feel more in control of yourself and your life?
- Are you able to shift negative self-talk to something more positive and useful?
- Has your spiritual life been enriched through the process of achieving this goal?
- Are you being of service to others?
- Are you more self-confident and sure of your capabilities as the result of pursuing this dream?
- Are you continuing to stretch just beyond your comfort zone?
- Are you easily able to shift direction if the course you've been on isn't working?
- Are you consistently listening to your inner guidance and following its wisdom?
I love these questions! They cut straight past all the external crap we've been conditioned to respond to and go right to the heart of what's really important.
[via Rebecca Thomas at CareerNiche]
Brought to you by Curt Rosengren, Passion Catalyst TM