Have you ever wondered why we all want success? It seems to be everyone's life goal is to be successful. People say "are you successful?" But what does success really mean to you?
As Jim Rohn said, “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”
Sometimes it’s easy to answer that question and men particularly, can define their success much more easily. It’s about winning, more money, a better job, better parking space, or even a hot wife. A successful man is about being number 1, the ace, the best, beating the competition in any way possible.
I find as a woman, it's much more complicated to answer. Women often need to feel appreciated, their priorities multifaceted. I've known women leave a job because they feel undervalued, their strengths overlooked, they've left to stay home with the kids, taking jobs that give them intrinsic fulfilment rather than financial reward.
Motherhood is undervalued and even though, they may be appreciated, the truth is that it’s easier to be treated badly by your 5 year old, than it is your 50-year-old boss. Women find it difficult to equate professional success with happiness and the reason for this is because, home is significantly more important.
The search for life's meaning is valid and vitally important, the balancing of work and personal a never ending quest.
Later this week I'll be setting up a group called The Space Hoppers giving hints, tips and sharing about how to bounce back from the lows and and why my answer is always "YES", so watch this space