“Success is a process that continues, not a status that you reach. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.” — Denis Waitley
Success is not a single result or destination.
It is an ongoing process... a state of being. When you are learning and growing, the climb continues. Higher and higher you go, every day a new height.
Success is a continuum of new insights and experiences.
Each action taken propels you through this continuum. The person before and after the action are not the same. The after version is something more.
Think about your next major achievement.
Is it reached in a single day? No. It is a series of steps stretching from the base of a mountain to its peak. Each step is its own achievement worth celebrating.
You need not reach the peak to achieve success.
Each step toward something meaningful carries its own success. There is no reason to delay the satisfaction it brings. Wrap yourself in it every step of the way.
You need not even reach the destination to achieve success.
If you fall short of the ultimate goal, are you not higher than you were before? Have you not sipped from the well of success every step of the way? Have you not felt the rush it brings each and every day?
You now live within the continuum of success, not at its beginning or end.
This is what it means to enjoy the journey or the process. Here the past and future do not exist. There is only this moment and its increment of success.
Do not fear failure. It holds no power here.
🤔 Food for Thought:
Are you waiting for a result or a destination to celebrate success?
Have you tried living for each step along the way?
⚙️ One Small Step:
Think about your next goal toward something meaningful. Imagine the success you typically associate with achieving the goal to be apportioned among the steps that get you there. Now take the first step and celebrate your success. Why wait until “the end?”