When you think about success, what does it look like?  Have you ever stopped to fully picture it?  If you don’t know what it looks like, how will you know when you achieve it? Think about the physical environment – where are you geographically? In the city or the country? In the mountains? At the beach? Are you with other people? If so, what are they like? Are you managing people, working with peers, building a home and family?

If you’re thinking about professional success, what about the organization? Is it formal, or informal?  What’s the dress code? Who are the people around you?  What kind of people work for you?  Who are your peers?  Who, if anyone, do you work for?  If you are the boss, what kind of manager are you?  What do you want your organization to look like? What’s the dress code, if any? What do you expect from your colleagues?  How much personal time do you have? Can you work from home?

If you are thinking about personal success, what does that look like? Is it about your physical health?  Emotional health? Mental health? What are you doing to strengthen each of those areas? Are you going to a gym, walking with a friend?  Taking classes or seeking support where you need it.

Give it some thought, and create a picture of what success looks like for you. The more detail you can add, the more likely you are to achieve your view of success!