Black Belt in Inner Peace contains short journal entries I have kept and continue to add to, as I go for a black belt in inner peace by endeavoring to move through each busy and sometimes stressful day with greater grace and ease.
Number 24: How I measure my success
I am going to change my definition of success because the one I’ve been following lately oppresses me. It’s measured in terms of the world bending to my goals, indicated by numbers going up or down … book sales #, evaluation #, # of clients … # of likes and followers … # of calories and the bathroom scale #, my next birthday #. So, as I go for goals today, success will be about … was I kind … did I stop to smell the roses … did I follow the light and look only on what it showed me … did I forgive … did I choose to be happy … was I grateful …was I at peace with myself.