Defining and Achieving Success

Happy Friday, dear readers! I hope you’ve had a good week and are ready for the weekend. I’m happy that this weekend I’ll be able to visit with a friend and relax a bit. I can hardly believe we are into August already. Where did July go? So for this Friday, I thought I’d share a round-up of articles on reaching your goals that may get you thinking over this weekend. I think that weekends are good times for planning goals and working towards achieving them. But first, of course, you have to define success for yourself.

I don’t believe that you should let anyone else define success for you and that it’s okay if your version of success isn’t the same as your parents’ or your siblings’ or Wall Street’s versions. I think success is personal and how we define it is personal. Just because I consider a career as an instructional librarian and archivist a success doesn’t mean other people do. But I think it is important to sit down and reflect on what you consider a successful career and a successful life because life goes by too quickly and if we don’t go though life with purpose and with mindfulness then we will most likely not reach our goals. But after you figure out what your goals are and what success looks like to you, it’s nice to have some help getting there.

Okay, now on to some helpful tips to get you on your way to success! This is a good post on how to hack the beliefs that are holding you back. We all have some that we need to get rid of. Plus here’s another post to help you understand how our brains stop us from achieving our goals and how to fight back.

I’m totally into faking it until you become it, a la Amy Cuddy and power poses. And this post shows that if you Feel like you’re faking it? That might not be a bad thing.

So how do you define success and what steps do you take to achieve your idea of success?

Have a wonderful weekend full of fun and maybe some work towards your goals. Allons-y!