The Year of Yes: Musings - What is Success?

Thursday musings: WHAT IS SUCCESS? Working from home, unfiltered.

Maya Angelou said it wonderfully, “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” .

Being an entrepreneur is the road untravelled. I always joke, “I have the most demanding boss” and then roll my eyes 🙄😅. You build your schedule, and within it you’re somehow building a dream. The map is uncharted. It means blurred lines and sometimes forgetting to eat. It means procrastination and tsunami “productivity.” Zoom meetings wearing a ratty white t-shirt. Dog underfoot. 1960s Tropicália blaring.

Sometimes it’s so challenging and the brakes feel like they’re screeching for hours or days, sometimes you’re on fire 🔥, burning through that to-do list, making connections you never thought possible.

Compassion and kindness toward oneself is not just important, it’s imperative. And it all comes down to: THIS IS LIFE, RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW. Being here right now, with whatever you’re doing at this very moment, is SUCCESS 💚


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The Year of Yes is a weekly photo-and-word installment by Dr. Shah written with the purpose of evoking hope, resilience, and a gentle movement toward healthy change in all of us.

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