The word success often confuses people. Some people view success by the car they drive, the house they live in, or the people that they know. Others view success through the lens of their family, happiness, and purpose. Success for individuals involves a daily unveiling of our lives, and must be defined by our own definitions. When we define success by others, we allow them to dictate our success. The key is determining what is important to you and charting a course to fulfill your vision and goals.
For me, I believe that the true meaning of success is not attached to cars, or houses becuase they are things. We can acquire them and also lose them. Think about it, how many of us know people with enormous wealth, who are extremely unhappy. They believe that they are hiding how they feel by using their wealth. However, the people around them often can see right through their mask.
Many successful people focus on the impact provided to others, based on what they have created. Some examples are non-profits, youth camps, education, support groups, job creation, training opportunities, and access to information that improves a person’s standard of living. These endeavors are important, becuase the goal is to change the lives of others. Therefore, think about your influence, how you communicate and connect with individuals. Think about how you add value to yourself and others. Think about how you want to be remembered. When you become pleased with your answers, you are defining your level of success. My closing thought is, that if we are able to live a happy life and make the world a better place, we have achieved success.
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Dr. Regina Banks-Hall
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Communicate and Connect Virtual Course
Join Dr. Regina Banks-Hall as she hosts a virtual course on communication, connection, and leadership. You will learn how to make every communication an opportunity for a powerful connection. In the book Everyone Communicates, Few Connect, you will learn the Five Principles and Five Practices to develop the crucial skill of connecting. Course dates are 10/22, 10/29, 11/5 & 11/12, from 7:30 – 9:00 pm. online via Zoom.