success, it’s something a bit more fluid and ephemeral. You can have all the accoutrements of success and still not really feel it inside—you get the mansion or the corner office and realize it’s not all that you hoped. It’s also possible to feel success for a moment, and then, poof, it’s gone again.
True holistic achievement requires a sense of service, love and passion that come from deep inside of you. Here are five steps that can’t be skipped on your way to success once you get there:
Find what your passion is and tap into it.
You can do this by meditating or going on a vision quest. You can seek counselling or hire a consultant. You can fall into it by accident. Whatever you do, you must find it and keep finding it over and over again. It’s not a one-time process—it’s like a fractal that keeps expanding and growing and evolving.
Commit to serving others
Truly, serving others—your customers, employees, fans, the needy—is one of the most important steps, because no matter what else happens, if you do this one thing you will find a peace within you that no jewel or yacht can compare. Success is service.
Have faith when you are most discouraged and keep everyone around you focused and motivated.
Not every day is a good day, and not every year is a good year. What can you learn from those setbacks, and how can you keep moving forward no matter what? Finding faith is key and goes right back to the first two steps: If you believe you are doing something important and know that it’s helping others, well then… keep going.