How we perceive and interpret our success is more important than how much success we actually have.
It’s all a matter of perspective.
On one hand, if we define our success on other people’s terms, beating ourselves up because we haven’t won the trophy running their race, then we’re going get ensnared in the infinite regression of comparison and resentment.
Which, scientifically speaking, sucks.
It’s like drinking the poison and waiting for somebody else to die.
On the other hand, if we accept that success has already happened to us, that we’ve already made it, but we’re just a little too close to ourselves to realize that, then maybe we could actually admit that we’re not doing as poorly as we thought.
There’s a great question my mentor once taught me, as a useful mantra for reinforcing prosperity, abundance and completeness:
What if you knew that nothing was missing right now?
Imagine that. True enoughness. Which is a hard thing to comprehend when you’re still in the thick of it. Truly stepping back and objectively looking at your career and what success really means, that requires massive amounts of compassion and acceptance.
But it’s a worth a shot. And it’s a hell of a lot better than the alternative.
Sometimes we have to believe the truth about ourselves, no matter how beautiful it is.
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