“Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.” – Arthur Ashe

After a long, introspective yoga practice today, one concept kept circling in my mind: success happens when you let go of the outcome.
In essence, I see this to be true in every aspect of life. Starting with my physical practice, I haven’t felt so “sucessful” in a long time until today when I accepted whatever I could do as is rather than comparing my postures to the long term outcome of dedicated practice.

This ah-ha moment made me realize that my business is the same way. When I am solely focused on my millionaire visions and big leader actions, I prevent myself from being “successful” because I’m focused on the outcome rather than simply doing my business as is right here and right now to the best of my ability. I will say that I started this practice last week by diving in deep to my daily activities rather than worrying about if they will help me pay my bills and I already feel a million times better about my entrepreneurial events.
Lastly, the hardest one for me to let go of outcomes is with my personal relationships. I’ve killed too many friendships and romantic partnerships by not being present and allowing whatever shared path is in store to unfold and release my dirty little paws from the outcome. This is a big one for me, especially since my main job is working with people in order to help them toward their health goals! Same goes with love. Each time I find myself striving for “success” in my relationships, I let it go and find appreciation for where they are right in THIS moment and expect nothing further. Once I come to terms with this, usually a new level of success opens in my interpersonal skills and I find a new level of happiness and companionship.
Moral of the story is: you’re life is already “successful” if you look at it day by day instead of constantly comparing it to the future. So why not live a successful life by fully embracing each and every day rather than worrying about what’s to come?

Pants: Prana

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