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What’s underneath your defintion of success? question by Danielle LaPorte

Danielle LaPorte is doing the 30 days to Fire Up Your Creative Genius video series for The Huffington Post.

Here is today’s video:

I agree with Danielle LaPorte that when you say you want to feel successful it’s not really saying anything! It’s an empty term! And it has the danger of making success something you’ll never feel because you don’t actually know how it looks for you, and if you don’t know how it looks, you’ll never find it!

For me feeling successful is feeling the freedom to realize my creativity in anyway that I feel is valuable and that I believe will better express who I am and that will make me happy and fulfilled.

To be successful, for me, is to spend the better part of my day creating. When I create, be it writing, drawing, giving, learning, I feel truly as myself, I feel truly at peace with who I am at my core. And to be able to feel that during most of my day is for me the truest definition of success.

Success is feeling at peace with myself and the world. It’s being myself in my work, with my friends, with my family and with people I’ve just met. It’s to be comfortable with who I am, flaws and all…

Wouldn’t that feel great?

What about you? What’s your definition of success?

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Gauging Success (via Analyfe)

Erin from Analyfe posted this very eloquent post about the meanings of success in the modern world and how we often don’t know what it means. I have felt this way myself and Erin has been able to eloquently explain what it’s like to suddenly feel directionless, and lost from the usual sense of purpose given to us by school.

I only hope that we can learn to look at this vast ocean of opportunities with more joy then sorrow for the generations before us did not have these choices and they fought hard to give them to us. And maybe as we learn to take this as a blessing rather then a curse we may eventually find our way.

“It felt good that others had confidence in my future, but I didn’t always share it. Sure, I wanted to do ‘amazing things’ with my life. But what did that even mean? In the past, there had always been an equation. Take notes in class, do your homework, study for exams, and it will help you get a decent grade. Train hard, improve coordination, work out regularly, and you’re on your way to becoming a decent athlete. But now, how was I supposed to s … Read More

via Analyfe

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