But what if you don’t know what the prize is?
As a business owner, I feel like I can’t browse the internet these days without advertising telling me what success should look like for me.
More clients, more revenue, more followers, more funnels, more tools, more staff. And if I don’t buy their thing or attend their free masterclass right now, I’ll lose this opportunity to have more things forever.
Over time these ads affect us. They begin to create doubt:
‘Well, maybe I am focusing on the wrong things? Maybe I should be starting a podcast? Or becoming more qualified? Or automating and monitizing?’ (I just opened Instagram and those were the first 3 ads in my feed.)
This is when it’s so important to be very clear about what your definition of success is.
For me, success has always been about two things:
- Impact – feeling as though some part of how I spend my time is helping other’s change.
- Freedom – to be able to choose how I spend my time and what shit sandwiches I eat.
Your version of success might be different. In fact, it should be different because you are different to me.
Clambering after someone else’s version of success will only lead to disappointment so don’t get sucked into chasing the generic markers of success that social media marks as important.
Instead, take the time to really work out what success means to you. Who knows? You might have already achieved it and just not realised.
And bonus: Once you’ve worked it out you can tell everything else that’s not in service of that, the things that are trying to pull you in other directions, to simply STFU and GTFO.
Kyle Wood created Bootcamp Ideas in 2010 when he was hunting around on the internet for workout ideas. He ran a successful bootcamp in Victoria, Australia and spends his spare time managing this site, adventuring (or lazying) with his wife and find new ways to make bootcamps even better.