Anthony Robbins once asked a man he knew to be a healthy, happily married multi-millionaire if he considered himself successful, and the man astonished him by answering "No." In his mind, it turned out, he was not yet fit enough or rich enough. Robbins told him he had too many rules.
For me, as a man who is married to a lovely woman, who lives in gorgeous rural England, who has good health and is a published self development author, I would still answer Anthony Robbins' question with a "no".
Why? Because I can't yet call all my time my own. My internet income is still supplemented by that dreaded yet coveted animal - a job.
I've learned, however, not to beat myself up about that, but rather to notice that the job itself spurs me on to ensure my eventual and permanent success as a self help coach. The job actually focuses me on what my true purpose is - and the money it brings gives me the breathing space to do it.
I wonder, what are YOUR rules for success? And if you're not there yet, do you give yourself a hard time about that or are you grateful for your present circumstances?
Finally, - and this is a BIG one - do you think you will really KNOW when you're successful? Or are we all stuck in perpetual wanting mode?
I'd love to hear what others have to say...!
I look forward to reading.
All good things,