“What if your new definition of success was authenticity?”
These words from my mentor Cora sent chills down my spine. This was closely followed by the challenge to “turn it off for a week”.
Turn off my need to be always ON, playing a role for whomever I may be speaking too, or whatever group I am in at the time. Turn off the need to be the funny one, the intelligent one, the great mum, the awesome wife. Turn off the need to be on form constantly and to play “Ali”.
I felt a little teary eyed, excited, and like a weight had lifted off my shoulder.
So authenticity huh ? Up until now my definition of success has always been a great marriage, nice house, respect, lots of friends, gorgeous clothes……..and on it goes. I have all those, but funnily enough you still want more.
What if the true meaning of success was looking inward, finding the answers within yourself and being who you truly are?
My definition of success changed today.