Does success mean being #1? I used to think so, especially after reading hundreds of stories about other successful people. I thought it was all about being #1 in my real estate business, having lots of awards, being recognized, and of course making lots of money.
I have experienced all of that and at the end of the day I still felt there was something missing. I felt empty and meaningless inside. I wasn’t sure why but inside I wasn’t truly feeling happy, satisfied, and fulfilled. I sought out teachers, coaches and mentors that have helped me find the answers I have been looking for.
I realize today that success isn’t about all that I mentioned above. Today my definition for success is all about being balanced.
You see, us human beings have 8 equities in our life. We have Physical, Mental (emotion), Spiritual, Family/Relationship, Career, Financial, Contribution, and Social/Fun. So let me show you what I mean by being “balanced.”
I used to think this was success: spend lots of time and focus on my career and financials. I was successful but the rest of my equities were neglected. Consider these three scenarios:
I know a person who is financially successful; however in their personal life they don’t have a very good relationship with their family. Do you think this person is successful?
I know a person who is spiritually successful; however this person always feels guilty about not having enough money to pay the monthly bills. Do you think this person is successful?
I know a person who is physically successful; however this person never tspends quality time with friends and family. Do you think this person is successful?
Question … If this wheel was on my car, how smooth do you think the ride would be? Not very smooth right?
Today, I am committed to living a balanced life. I am working on growing and improving all aspects of my life. I am not just focusing on one or two equities and neglecting the rest of the equities. I am bringing all of the equities up and taking it to the next level. I find that this is a much more fulfilling way to live life.
So check in with yourself and see how successful and balanced you are. Doing so can change your life and that of the people around you.
I wish you much success in your life.