There is this notion that success can only be achieved after materialistic things are attained, or once you get your “dream job/dream life.”
But what is all that if you aren’t happy. Success to me, is the pursuit of happiness. To a close friend of mine, it is the pursuit of any personally defined goals.
If happiness is success, does that not make happiness and success both a process?
Every process is a compilation of choices; therefore so is success.
A blank canvas if you may, that’s eventually supposed to portray whatever portrait you wish for it to portray. But you can’t over think this process. Every stroke is a choice, and because of that, sometimes you need to take a step back to see the painting that’s right in front of you. Instead of examining every stroke of paint on the canvas. Because sometimes, each stroke’s purpose is the same. And that its purpose is to paint a picture. That needs to be seen from a step back.
A novel by Don Miguel Ruiz, highlights The Four agreements. These agreements are meant to help make things a little easier if abided by. If applied, they can contribute to your success.
The Four Agreements:
1. Be impeccable with your word: Speak with integrity. Use the power of your Word in the direction of truth and love.
2. Don’t take anything personally: Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream.
3. Don’t make assumptions: Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama.
4. Always do your best: Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.
What is success to you?
One of the most daunting words in the English language… one that (if your graduating) almost makes you brood that last month left of classes.
“These are the good old days” – Karlo Galang (Sheridan Alumnus, SSU Events Coordinator 2014 – 2017)
Take this time to enjoy your experience as a student. Take this time to allow yourself to live in the moment. Take this time to appreciate your SherdianLife.
Check out the Life after SheridanLife: Alumni Series releasing in April. An insight on your Sheridan Alumni student life and post-graduation.