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What does success mean to you? How do you define this often elusive goal? What might a successful life look like to you?
Take a moment to close your eyes, take a deep breath, and imagine yourself on your deathbed reflecting on and reviewing your life. Upon careful and thoughtful reflection, would you consider your life a success? Why or why not?
Too often in our increasingly competitive, connected, and often Darwinian world we are told in multiple ways that success is defined by money, power, fame, and basically being better than everyone else! In America it seems like the meta-message is “more is always better than less” and that you can never be satisfied until you have more than what you have now (even if what you have now is pretty darn good) and more than everyone else around you.