On the path to reinvention, you may be what you discover.How do you measure the success or failure of personal reinvention? Can you look at your accolades and put them on a scale compared to other people’s or your own past successes? Well, you could—we’re fully capable of doing amazing things and claiming failure because they didn’t live up to some imagined standard. But reinvention isn’t about becoming someone else, it is about becoming ourselves. Distillation. Deconstruction.
Feeling successful has everything to do with feeling and almost nothing to do with the objective success or failure of what we’re doing, because there is no such thing as objective success or failure.
It’s all about how you feel, how much of yourself you’re allowing yourself to express and whether or not your life feels like an adventure. If I’m happy I’m successful. If I’m miserable I’m unsuccessful. If I’m having fun, what I’m doing feels successful. If I’m struggling and miserable, I feel like a failure.
End of story.
But also beginning of story.