Wednesday, July 13, 2011

How do you define success?

How do you define success in your personal life?
  • Is it making a million dollars?
  • Growing a great a kid
  • Eradicating malaria
  • Following through on your commitments to family and friends
  • Reconciling with your ex
How do you define success in your professional life?
  • Is it being a great boss?
  • Becoming CEO
  • Delighting your clients, volunteers and donors
  • Doubling your individual fundraising goals
It goes without saying that knowing how you define success and establishing clear goals for achievement, will help you know where you are going and pave the path to get there.

But it's also true that goals sometimes get in the way of seeing other opportunities as they emerge and responding to the organic changes in your business and life.

How do you define success?  And, how do you stay open to the fact that chaos is the new normal?