Many of us have experienced that heart-sinking realization that the goals we’ve been relentlessly pursuing don’t seem to hold the same allure, or that they never held any allure in the first place and you were just following what was expected of us and the burning question of “Why am I doing ANY of this?” starts to echo in our minds day in and day out.
Once upon a time, we knew what we wanted or the expectations we were meeting seemed reasonable enough but months or even years have passed since then and we’ve been caught in a whirlwind of obligations and responsibilities. So today we find ourselves continuing the path that a different version of ourselves (or worse someone else entirely) chartered for a different future from the one we actually want to create.
This is NOT the recipe for authentic fulfillment or holistic success! And since Joy Society is ALL about authenticity and TRU Success we’re sharing how you can take action today to start REDEFINING success on your own terms and reaping the rewards of authentic fulfillment in this blog post!
But first, we have some illusions to shatter and some solutions to serve!
The Barrier: The Illusion of Conventional Success
For too long, many of us have equated success with a predefined set of achievements: a high-paying job, a fancy car, a big house, and a prestigious title. Society’s definition of success has become a cookie-cutter mold that often fails to take into account individual values, passions, and dreams. It’s as if we’ve been handed a script for success, and we’ve been diligently acting out someone else’s story.
There is no fulfillment in living someone else’s story, true fulfillment can only come from embracing that you are the main character in YOUR story.
The Solution: Release the Need to Meet Societal Expectations
The first step toward reevaluating your goals and redefining success is to detach yourself from the expectations of others. It’s time to question whether the goals you’ve been chasing are truly your own or if they’ve been imposed upon you by society, family, or peers. Are you climbing the corporate ladder because you genuinely enjoy the journey, or because it’s what you think you’re supposed to do?
The Barrier: The Illusion of Who You ‘Should’ Be
In a world driven by external measures of success, it’s easy to find yourself on a path that doesn’t truly align with your desires and aspirations. The pressure to meet societal standards and the expectations of others can lead you down a road that leaves you feeling disconnected from your own goals. But the good news is, you have the power to redefine success and create a meaningful journey that resonates with your true self.
We have to wholeheartedly REJECT this idea if we want to have any success in redefining our success!
The Solution: Unearth What it Is That Matters to You
To embark on a journey of authentic success, you need to identify what truly matters to you. Spend time reflecting on your passions, interests, and long-held dreams. Ask yourself: What activities make you lose track of time? What accomplishments bring you a sense of pride, regardless of external validation? By identifying your core values and aspirations, you can begin to define success on your own terms.
How to Redefine your Success to Better Align with YOUR Dreams!
- Reflect on Your Values: List down your core values – these are the principles that guide your decisions and shape your identity. Aligning your goals with your values will bring a sense of purpose and fulfillment.
- Set Intrinsic Goals: Instead of pursuing goals solely for external rewards, such as money or recognition, focus on intrinsic goals that bring you joy and personal growth.
- Visualize Your Ideal Future: Envision what a successful life looks like to you. What does your day-to-day routine involve? What kind of impact do you want to make in your community or the world?
- Embrace Flexibility: Understand that your definition of success can evolve over time. As you grow and change, your aspirations might shift, and that’s perfectly okay.
- Surround Yourself with Supportive Influences: Seek out individuals who encourage your authentic journey. Surrounding yourself with like-minded people can provide the support you need to stay true to yourself.
- Prioritize all 8 Spheres of Holistic Well-being: Include self-care, mental health, and work-life balance in your definition of success. A life well-lived encompasses more than just professional achievements.
The Joy Society is Your GPS for Tru Success
Redefining success is a transformative process that empowers you to live a life that is authentically yours. Stop chasing someone else’s version of success, and start creating a narrative that truly resonates with your heart and soul. Remember, success is not a destination; it’s a journey of continuous growth, self-discovery, and genuine fulfillment.
Joy Society can help with this every step of the way with group events like the daily accountability calls and the weekly goal coaching sessions and as well as for self-lead growth like the Tru Success Evaluation and Tru Success Goal Setting Workbook, Courses, and Success Paths.
We also encourage you to go beyond goal setting and provide valuable insights covering all 8 success spheres: financial, career, social, family, romance, spiritual, physical, and emotional. Join today and experience the Joy Society difference today!