Happy Coffee Talk Tuesday! Welcome to the weekly chat where I spill my guts and try not to spill my coffee. That would be very sad.
Happy coffee day (read: every day), dear friends! I have all the thoughts today, and want to share a few with you here.
If we were having coffee together today, I’d tell you that I’ve been thinking about the idea of success and how it means something different to everyone. For some, it might be related to money or possessions, for some it’s family, for some it’s physical like losing weight or gaining muscle, and so many more things.
Even more, the idea of success changes as you change. If you would’ve asked me 5 or 10 years ago to define success, it would sound differently than it does today. Priorities change.
Mostly, I’ve been pondering this thought: if you reach your success, what’s better – work to maintain it, keep going and try to define a new success related to it, or change course completely and focus on another ‘success’ goal? Basically, once you have a good thing going, should you interrupt it? Is it really success if you coast?
Then, thanks to the internet gods being as they are, I saw this on the YogaFit instagram:
Ahhh, that sounds wise. Instead of focusing on your success, or trying to determine what success looks like or should mean, maybe try focusing instead on being a person of value. The implication is that if you pursue becoming someone of value, you will most likely be successful. Whereas if you make “success” your focal point, you might miss important things that will help you get there.
A person of value, then, would be a person who brings value to other people. Perhaps this is a person who can solve peoples’ problems. Perhaps this is a person who can make connections and introductions. Perhaps this is a person of extreme expertise in a particular area. Perhaps this is a person who is trustworthy and reputable. Wow.
So, as I sip my java this morning, I’m thinking about this — am I doing something with my time that adds value to me, my life, the world around me? Do all my tasks and to-do lists add up to something more valuable? Deep thoughts for a Tuesday, y’all.
On a lighter note, if we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that yesterday there was a heat index of 107 and my running buddy and I still met for our morning run. I’m not sure if we’re crazy or dedicated or just plain silly. But I wouldn’t trade this new morning running routine for the world! I love getting back into the swing of runner Aundra.
If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that I’m super excited for two things this week: a day off Friday (already booked a yoga class with one of my favorite instructors in Middletown), and a beach weekend! Johnny and I are heading to one of my favorite weekend getaway spots, Rehoboth, right after class on Friday night. Looking forward to a little r&r!
What’s on your mind this week?