This week we’re digging deeper into the 2nd section of Penduka by exploring the 3rd letter of the PURPOSE acronym, R: Redefine Success.
What You’ll Hear:
- Success is a moving target. Prancing around like a mirage, it teases us from the horizon, saying “just a little bit further, just a little more, work just a little harder”. But it always seems out of reach.
- When we see success and failure as opposite ends of some cosmic measuring stick, we’ll find we always fall short, and we’ll miss out of the joy and growth of living within the brilliant shades of grey between the two.
- Rather than asking “what would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?“, maybe we should be asking, “what lines up with our personal mission so brilliantly that it would be worth doing even if it meant risking failure?“?
- It doesn’t matter how much you achieve, accumulate or accomplish…you will never feel like you’re enough on the outside until you embrace the fact that you’re already enough on the inside.
- Ambition is great, but we cannot blindly climb the ladder of success as we might find the ladder leaning against the wrong building.
- There’s a tremendous difference between “being a success” and “making an impact”.
- If our success only touches us, we fall short. A positive ripple effect should guide us as we strive to lead a life of influence and significance.
- “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead” Nelson Mandela
- “I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me, but now I’m more afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter” Bob Goff
Quick links from episode 14:
- The Tale of Three Trees: A Traditional Folktale by Angela Elwell Hunt
- Intentional Living: Choosing A Life That Matters by John Maxwell
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Food for Thought:
Can you recall a time that you accomplished something you worked tirelessly toward, only to find that achieving it didn’t satisfy you the way you expected it to?
What do you feel was missing? And what would have changed the experience for the positive (added value)?
Quote + Free Print:
“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm” Winston Churchill
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