What is success for you?

Success. Such a strange concept.
We all strive for it, don’t we. Often we work our ass off to get it. But once “there” we often realize – “Hey, this does not really feel as awesome as I thought.”
Ever had this happen to you?

To me that used to happen ALOT until I started my own business. At that point I figured that I must have my defintion of success wrong.

Yes, you get to define what success means to you.
There is no one-size-fits-all defintion! (Even though some people want you to believe just that.)

Working for myself made me really think about what success means to me. Very hard.
And even though I think that in a way I always knew what matters to me most, for the first time I really put it into clear words. For myself. And it was incredible how much that helped and changed my perspective on things.

I live my dream - affirmation - Ursula Markgraf

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Cause once I had put it into words, I realized that I actually AM living my dream in many ways already.
Which is kinda hard to realize if you are busy comparing yourself to others and measuring yourself on their definition of success. ;-)
And it also helped me get alot more clear on what to do and what not to do in my life and in my business.

To me success means that I can live my life my way.

It means I can work WHERE I want to, WHEN I want to and of course I also choose WHAT work I want to do.

To me success means that I can live my life according to my priorities.
That I can put those things first that mean the most to me (my kids!).
Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my work! But I still want to plan my work around my life – not my life around my work!

Success also means to me that I can make a difference. For one person at a time!
When someone tells me that what I do made a difference to them – best feeling ever.

So, what does success mean to you? Let me know in the comments!

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One Response to What is success for you?

  1. Christina Scarico says:

    Liebe Ursula,
    herzlichen Dank für die schönen Zeilen.
    Meine Definition von Erfolg hat sich auch verändert, besonders im letzten Jahr. Erfolg kann auch jeder nur für sich selber definieren. Ich freue mich, wenn ich meine Träume Leben darf und ich und meine Familie glücklich dabei sind.
    Und da hast Du einen ganz großen Anteil daran, da ich durch Deine Bilder, deine Seite und Deine Bücher mich zum Träumen und wieder kreativ sein inspiriert hast. Und mittlerweile sprudelt meine innere Kraft- und Kreativquelle nur so über. Herzlichen Dank. Ich freue mich schon auf Deinen Onlinekurs.
    Von Herzen alles Liebe

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