How do you measure success at the end of your day?

“Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, “This is the real me,” and when you have found that attitude, follow it.”

William James

For years I would challenge every new employee at our organization to think hard about how they define a “good day at work.” My challenge to them was to think about and describe how they wanted to measure success in their roles beyond the surface level metrics; I wanted them to think bigger than $’s and more than just the production of widgets. Doing those things well is only the entry price to the game; it is what you do on top of that which truly matters.  

How do you measure your success in your work? In your life? What are the metrics that truly matter beyond the paycheck and the toys and the things that won’t matter in five, ten, or twenty years? 

I would argue that you aren’t living your authentic life if you can’t answer this question with clarity and precision…

2 responses

  1. A really wonderful program that I was trained in calls this “An optimized daily experience, sustainable over time”. It IS a way of life and it is about your Passions, Principals and Purpose in alignment with how you spend your precious time here as living human beings.

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