We can’t understate the challenges people and business are facing at this time only I felt it was needed to ask more so now than ever:

Do you believe you are worthy of success in your life?

– whatever that success means to you at this time.

For our meaning personal and professional success is something that people seem to be reflecting on now more than ever as we deal with COVID – 19.

If this question makes you feel uncomfortable, it could be because that which deeply matters to you, and what you think the world and others expect of you, are two completely different things. Your enduring success must be constructed on a firm foundation of choices that only you can make, not on anybody else’s idea of what success is for you.

I invite you to ask yourself what really matters to you. What do you feel is the popular notion of success for you? Until you compare these two things and become consciously aware of what you believe to be success for you, you risk being motivated by what other people expect of you.

Moreover, you may be afraid that if you pursue the success you want, and particular relationships, because they matter to you, you may not be as popular as you would like, or receive the recognition you wish for. Unfortunately, many people settle for popularity, acceptance and wealth over what truly matters to them. I encourage you to do the opposite, and pursue what is true for you.

Similarly, I encourage you to value your true friends: those who always want what is best for you, and who cheer you on your way as you pursue success that is right and true for you. Sometimes these will be new people, who come into your life as you achieve the success you want; others may be old friends, who have always supported and believed in you.

Remember, it is also important not to become so caught up in your own pursuit of a truly successful life that you let good, solid and true friendships slip by over the years. Make sure to give the true friend the time and effort their friendship deserves, and encourage them in pursuit of their own true success. The same goes for family members.

Until next month, take good care of yourself, all the best for now and if you want to follow up on what has been written here and living a life of true and real success for you please check out my books – available from Amazon.