RTL 03: Relationship To Success: Success vs. Failure, Destination & Journey

In this next episode, I explore our relationship to success — success vs. failure, money & meaning.

I address questions such as:

  • How and when did your relationship to success begin?
  • What is/What does it mean success? How do you define it? Where do our ideas of success come from? How does one become successful?
  • What’s does a healthy and unhealthy relationship to/with success look like?
  • What are your old beliefs about success? What do you know to be true?
  • What’s enough success?  What is too little success?
  • What other relationships does it affect?

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“The worst thing in life is to succeed according to someone else’s definition of success, but not your own.”― Jullien Gordon

It’s not a competition. It’s not a race. Competition is good, but only to the extent that it helps you become more of who you are. It’s less about beating other people. That’s not whose most successful.”― Jullien Gordon

Success is more about wanting what you have than having what you want. Having what you want implies that there is lack. Wanting what you have means that you can be successful in the here and now.”― Jullien Gordon

“There is a way to have success without stress.”― Jullien Gordon

“We’re all taught that success in being good, getting good grades, going to a good school, and getting a good job, but it’s more than that.”― Jullien Gordon

“There are two types of success: your destination and who you want to be en route to your destination.”― Jullien Gordon

“If success is out there somewhere, then what does that mean I am now…unsuccessful.”― Jullien Gordon

This Week’s Challenge

Define success for yourself. Come up with a one sentence definition of success for yourself and 3 ways that you can measure it. Share your answer on , , or .

This Week’s Inspiration

In this episode I mentioned several resources, including:

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