Far too often, we expect a heck of a lot from ourselves, and push ourselves day in and day out so much that we end up burning out or feeling a complete failure if we don’t achieve the impossible.
Simply acknowledging that you are doing your best, and are happy doing what you’re doing, can be really liberating.
I used to have a really hard time relaxing and switching off from work (a work-from-home burden, I believe). Then I readThe Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, which I wholeheartedly recommend, and started to focus on what I was seeing, hearing, doing or feeling in the present moment, rather than worrying about what I had done or should have done or need to do…
The True Secret of Success
The point is that you can make each moment a ‘success’ by appreciating the now. If that makes sense! OK, I could be sitting here on a sunny evening worried that I won’t get this newsletter out on time… Or I could be focusing my attention on the present moment, happy that I’m communicating with my readers while the sun is shining!
I know which one I would choose now. And which one would ultimately lead to getting more done. Because when you are happy or passionate about something, anything is possible. Even achieving impossible deadlines.
What do you think? What’s your definition of success?
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