This seems like it has an easy answer – but pause before responding.
You may think wanting more success somehow makes you egotistical or selfish. So many of the women I work with share how to them, wanting more success means they’re ungrateful for what they have. Their belief is that it’s better to stay humble and in the background.
You may think you have to sacrifice something important to achieve more success. You may see it as a tradeoff: success in one area means another area in your life will suffer. Or, to you, wanting more success may feel like an indictment on what you’ve already achieved – that somehow, it’s not enough, or you’re not enough.
What if wanting more success was an invitation from the Universe to experience even more fulfillment and expansion in all areas? What if your desire for more success is actually life’s invitation for you to discover more of who you’re meant to be?
Let’s go deeper into this idea.
First, let’s look at what success really means. To me, success means you’re accomplishing more; generating more; growing more; giving more. Wanting more success doesn’t mean what you’ve accomplished thus far isn’t enough. It simply means you’re in touch with the Creative Life Force moving through you, inviting you into an even more expanded version of you.
When you decide to be more successful in any arena, you’re effectively saying you’re willing to grow and transform more.
Greater success lies on the other side of who you currently are and what you currently know. It demands that you discover more of who you’re created to be in order to bring more of your gifts to those around you.
It also means that you discover new ways of doing the same old things.
For example, greater success may mean learning how to give your all at your vocation in less time in order to be more present for your family. Or it could mean expanding your wealth in a way that more closely aligns with your values in order to make a bigger difference to those things that matter to you.
You get to decide what it means. You get to make it up any way you want to. The truth is, you’re making it up all of the time anyway.
In his book The 10X Rule, Grant Cardone boldly tells us that wanting to achieve more success is a moral imperative. When we say success isn’t important to us, we’re effectively saying growth and contribution aren’t important. He describes himself as “Most unhappy when not accomplishing and most happy when in quest of reaching my full potential and abilities…I believe that it is my ethical obligation to create success for myself, my family, my company and my future.”
Dedicate some time to define what greater success looks like for you. Go beyond the typical definition of business success and consider how increased success would look in all areas of your life. What does it look like to become even more successful in your relationships? How does greater success show up in the way you treat your body and express health?
Consider what greater success would look like in the area of your vocation. As you share more of your gifts, talents, and capabilities, what does it look like for you to grow your abilities even more and share your skills in even more meaningful and contributing ways?
And how about your money? What does increased success with your wealth look like, and how does it feel when you think about being able to contribute to the organizations and causes that are deeply meaningful to you?
As you’re defining your next level of success, go deeper and ask yourself: where will you need to grow? What will you need to discover about yourself, and what will you need to let go of in order to achieve this desired new level of success?
Invest some time to listen deeply to where Life is inviting you next and to who you’re being invited to become. As you do so, watch how your sense of self and your awareness of something bigger grow, as you bring even more of your amazing “you” to everyone around you.
Felicia Searcy is a Premier Results Expert and Keynote Speaker represented by Luminary Leaders. Visit www.luminaryspeakers.com to learn more.