The Meaning of Success

Following yesterday’s post in which we were reminded that the ordinary often brings us joy, today we can reflect on the meaning of success. In our current world of uncertainty, sometimes it is difficult to feel achieved. Depending on our circumstances, we can continue to feel overwhelmed; lockdowns and managing households can feel very weighted.  When we are just barely keeping ahead of our tasks, or the struggle to get out of bed in the morning is our hill to climb, success can seem elusive and hard to measure. It is in those times that I like to reflect on a quote that tends to put things into perspective for me:

“Put your heart, mind and soul into even your smallest acts.

This is the secret of success.”   – Swami Sivananda

Success comes from movement, from conscious choice. It is the stepping stones of your day that will lead you to feel accomplished when you are heading to bed; the way you made someone feel, the dinner you made, getting through some of your to-do list, spending 20 minutes in a relaxing bath. Line up your tasks with your goals; focus simply on movement forward and you have achieved success. 🙂

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