What Success Means

What Success Means

I have the great fortune to be involved in a women’s group in my small town that’s full of incredible people. Every one of these women is very different. We meet as a group once a week to discuss a topic or do a craft or hear a speaker. The group was created to bring women in our small community together to support one another and connect on a deeper level. I am so beyond grateful to to the woman who created and runs the group, and appreciative of all the women who attend.

Last night we did a vision board craft. Everyone brought poster board and magazines, stickers, markers, glue. There was a lot of talking, a lot of laughing, a lot of connecting. We were all working on the same craft: vision boards. And every single board was different. Of course it was. We are all different. We all have different goals, different joys, different ideas of success. Of course we do. Of course our boards would all contain different images, words, colors.

Success’ literal meaning, dictionary wise, is the accomplishment of an aim/purpose.

That’s it.

You set a goal. You achieve it. Success.

That’s the magic formula.

Why then do we have these vastly wildly beautifully different ideas of what success is? Because everyone’s goals are different.

And if you’re truly lucky, if you’re really living your life, your goals are always changing, growing, getting better and different.

My hope for all these woman, myself included, is that our vision boards are reminders for our current goals, that we achieve them, that we create new vision boards that look radically different than these, repeat.

What does your vision board look like?