Holistic Transformation Success Defined
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which one has overcome while trying to succeed. Booker T. Washington
In order to describe Holistic Transformation Success, we have to define each of the three words.
Holistic. The word holistic comes from the Greek word holos, meaning “entire” or “all.” For our purposes, the “entire” or “all” means the person as a whole – body, soul, and spirit. Although each of us at one time or another suffers from an imbalance that affects us, nature’s way is always to seek balance quickly and easily.
Transformation. The definition of transformation is “a complete and dramatic change in the appearance or character of something or someone, especially so that that thing or person is improved.”
Success. Success is hard to define because it means different things to different people. The dictionary defines it as “the achievement of something desired, planned or attempted.” So, what is it that we are to achieve that we desire? Our culture, the media, and our peers tell us that success is owning the latest, most fabulous material object, having a lot of money, and taking exotic vacations. Yes, those things are nice, don’t get me wrong, but why do we want those things? Isn’t happiness the goal of success? Will a new car, a lot of money, or a vacation bring me lasting and continued happiness? Probably not. To me, happiness means having excellent health, great relationships, and financial freedom. Success to me means doing the best that I can to become the best that I am capable of becoming.
So, with each word now defined, we can put it all together and come up with the definition for Holistic Transformation Success as ‘the planned achievement of completely and dramatically improving our whole being so that we may be, do and have the absolute best we are capable of.’
Does that sound good? Is that something you want?
Before you decide, ask yourself these questions:
Given your past and present circumstances, can you predict your future?
Do you recognize any significant patterns in your behavior over the past 5 to 10 years?
How have these patterns shaped your life to date?
What will your future be like in 12 months if you continue indulging in these patterns?
What about in 5 years? How will your life be different if you keep repeating these patterns? Will it be any different?
If you could sum up these patterns in one sentence, what would it be?
Do you want this to be your life? Or do you want to choose something else?