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Years ago, I set off on the journey of life. I was newly starting college and I thought I knew for sure what success would look like for me. I had it all mapped out. I'd graduate with a degree in journalism, I'd report on issues that really mattered, and I'd be the best mother the world had ever seen.
I'm laughing out loud right now thinking about it all. Not because this was a silly life plan, but because life had so many other plans for me. Looking back, the reality of my life has actually been so much better than I could have imagined or planned. I can see now that my idea of a successful life has completely changed over the years, and that is something I have struggled with because even though I am happy with my life, I always feel like I am so close to success, but not close enough. I have wonderful people in my life that see everything we have created in life and declare that success is already ours, and I love them for saying this even if I don't quite feel I am there yet.
Something I've learned and realized as I parent my own daughters, is that success is actually an internal thing. It isn't something that comes from outside your own head because success looks so different to so many different people. Some people base their success on the accomplishments of their children or on a monetary value and it would be impossible to set any sort of outer standard for success. It is personal and each person has their own meaning and value.
What we all share is that we need to get to that place of success. We need to acknowledge when it happens and identify it. There is always room to go above and beyond, but we need to take the steps to get to that place where we say “this is my personal space of success and I'm living it right now”.
But how do we do that? How do we create our personal space?
It is a lot easier than you think with Concordia University Wisconsin's FREE online course “How to Create Your Personal Space“.
This course explores:
1. Why having a personal place is needed.
2. How to teach yourself to professionally grow.
3. The importance of connecting.
4. How to succeed with encouragement.
I took the course myself, and I really enjoyed it. It focuses on these three things: Grow, Connect, Encourage and is perfect for starting the new year on the right foot.
I loved the lessons of knowing yourself better and what strategic steps it takes to succeed. It consists of essays, videos, interactive polls, and download journals so I felt like I was learning in a very all-inclusive manner.
The course is free, delivered to your inbox, and takes about 1 week and 3 – 4 hours to complete. I finished the course with a new appreciation for my skills and an action plan to keep myself on the right path.
All of the content from this email course is taken from Concordia University Wisconsin's 100% one-year Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership and Administration (OLA). An OLA is an alternative to an MBA that focuses on your personal growth and a leadership potential.
“When you come to a point in your life where you deem yourself successful, you have discovered your personal place.”
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