The Intentionality of Success

The pursuit of success and all it brings seems to be hardwired into most people. It’s a desire to want to do more, be more, have more, serve more. It’s an essence of stretching beyond.

Have you noticed the double-edged sword nature of the pursuit of success?

It seems the more we want, the more we face our own demons.

Is that true for you?

It’s something that I’ve had to come to terms with. No matter how far along the path of success I feel I am, I am often hit with the self-doubts that plagued me in the past.

At first I thought I was broken; that there was something wrong with me. Did the work I did not work? Did I fail at doing something as well as I thought I did?

Have you ever felt this?

I’d guess that anybody in the self-development field experiences this.

I found a solution to this in the strangest place.

My diary.

I noticed that the more intentional I became in the pursuit of my goals (my success), the better I felt about myself and about what I was putting out into the world.

See, success really is an intentional choice. It’s not a destination, and the more we treat it like something in the future, the less we feel like doing what is required right now to get there.

So now, every morning, as I set my goals for the day, I do so in a highly present state with focussed intention. I ask questions like:

  • How can I do this task well?

  • Why is this important to me?

  • Who is this for?

  • How would my best self work on this task?

When we get intentional, success becomes the natural progression of tasks formed and completed in a state of focus.

Success is intentional.

As always, I’m keen to hear your thoughts. Comment below and let me know what you think.

Until next time

Chris

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