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. ~ Coach John Wooden
How do you define success? For most people, it is obtaining material goods or having a certain number in the bank account. With the help of advertising, we think that if we own an object, house, or get our Prince Charming, then we will live happily ever after. But that feeling of success is elusive and leaves us wanting once we’ve achieved it. External definitions of success are never fully satisfying.
Lasting satisfaction, Coach Wooden tells us, comes from achieving the best we are capable of becoming.
Success is when we reach down, deep inside of ourselves, and find a way to achieve the “impossible”–whatever that “impossible” may be. It may be getting a degree or it may be becoming healthy again after years of unhealthy habits or it may be developing a homekeeping routine or it may be starting a new life/career in some part of the county where you don’t know anyone. It can be anything and you get to determine what your definition will be.
Despite what late-night infomercials tell us, there are no quick fixes or short cuts to lasting success. But the payoff is worth it. You see, success is an internal mental state that results in a peace of mind and no regrets about “I coulda, woulda, or shoulda.”
And who wouldn’t want peace of mind?