One must make the time to stop and ask themself, what constitutes success.

In this day and age, we seem to get lost in the endless advertisements that lure us in and claim happiness is just a purchase a way.

We falsely believe that the more we have and can accumulate, the more successful we are or will be. We all seem to easily get lost in the “if I only had that, I would be happy” type thinking. But obtainment does not equate to happiness…

I have more recently learned to measure success differently. Success to me now comes in the form of Inner Peace. Being able to connect within and feel Faith firsthand. The awareness that no matter what external challenges I will face, I can overcome. I can control my own destiny.

Defeat merely comes in the way of thought. With that said, so too does success.

When I become aware, stop, and refine my thoughts until they serve me, I unveil the peace within. This is the simple yet complex solution to personal liberation. I am whole and complete on my own. I require nothing external to grant this to me. And the same is true for you.

Lets make it our mission to support others to recognize this truth. We are capable of rising above anything and this Truth begins with a thought. Thoughts pave our journey and the more we learn to control our thoughts, the more we learn to live.

Experience itself will offer challenge but we must recognize we can rise above anything that comes are way. Nurture your inner self and allow the love within to find expression. That is true success. Be your own investment.

What ways do you invest in yourself?

Jennifer Picinic, PhD

Certified Spiritual Counselor