The older I get, the more chaotic this time of the year seems to be. Summer is hectic and school is looming around the corner for students. It seems like my “to do” list is overflowing to the point that I don’t know where to start. There are more ways to fail than succeed when there’s so much on the table.
It may help to reevaluate how we define success. Most of us put a lot of pressure on ourselves to get things done, and I tend to beat myself up when I fall short of those expectations at work, at home or in my personal life. Part of the problem can be the standards I set for myself. I think it’s valid to reexamine what I consider to be a successful day, week, etc.
This video by The School of Life takes a clever look at success.
There are many ways to achieve a worthy outcome to a given day. There are numerous ways to succeed without knocking out 20 items on a list. Finding a happy medium between practical achievement and satisfying accomplishments is a journey worth making.