Everyone is looking for the “key” to success. There are books about it, websites devoted to it, speakers who travel giving seminars about it. Success is an important concept we all want to know, understand, and a goal we want to reach. And yet it is such a misunderstood topic. We seek success when we aren’t really sure what it is. 

What does success look like for you? Have you ever thought about that? Do you know the answer? It takes time to figure out what you want and how you are going to get it. But the wanting is not enough, the knowing is not enough…it is embracing your own success that matters. You are in life where you have chosen to be. All along our path we have made choices, and those choices have led us to where we are right now. So have your choices brought you where you want to be? Or do you want something else, something more, something less? 

When you are faced with a choice the decision may seem to offer endless possibilities. We analyze, ponder, contemplate, think about and weigh our options. When making a choice, does it move you toward your definition of success, or does it move you farther away from your definition of success? If you don’t know what success looks like or means to you, then how do you know which direction to go? Success may mean money, family, health, service, faith or some combination of all of those. And yet you won’t know until you define it for yourself. 

Think about your meaning of success. Think about what is “key” for you to rest at night knowing you are successful. Think about what you want and what you don’t want – knowing both is “key” to understanding your definition of success.