I'm going out on a limb today by writing about the most successful person that I know. It feels like going out on a limb because the person is ME, and I'm aware that to others this may sound egotistical and arrogant.
So, let me explain. First, it's taken me years, actually decades, to realize that each of us have the opportunity to choose for ourselves our definition of success. For the first 30-40 years of my life, I allowed my definition to be determined by the GREAT AMERICAN DREAM. You know the one that says you're not really a success until you have at least one huge house (2 or more is even more successful), a couple of fancy cars, take expensive vacations to luxury resorts, eat out 3-4 nights a week, etc.
But now I realize that for me success is having ‘clarity of purpose, ’ really knowing one's true purpose in life and allowing that purpose to shape life. The level of success then isn't about how much ‘stuff’ you have, but how truly you are living on purpose.
And I'm so very grateful to say that I live a life of purposeful, passionate, and playful service, a life of mindful abundance balanced with simplicity and a life of spiritual serenity. And since I know my life better than I know anyone else's life, I can honestly say I am the most successful person I know.
And last of all, I'd like to thank the CEO of Life On Purpose Institute, Inc. for making this all possible. BTW, the initials, CEO, mean the Cosmic Enlightened Officer. I'll let you figure out who I mean by that.
Until next time, here's to your being the most successful person you know as well.
©2005 Brad Swift of Life On Purpose Institute, Inc. This article can be reprinted freely online, as long as the entire article and this resource box are included.
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