This blog introduces you to my special brand of BIKE. I show you how to find your Best self, access your Inner strength, tune in to your Killer instincts, and use your Expressive voice. It's inspiring, spiritual, quirky, and it's all in your head. It's about ATTITUDE, not exercise, though that might be a side benefit.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Success comes by the numbers

At least that's what I'm thinking today. I have a book that's due to the publisher February 1, and all I can think about is how many words I have left to write and edit before then.

With each 1,000 words I write, I count that as an achievement for the moment. It doesn't matter that I have to edit them before they can be considered complete.

But it will. As the days press on, I can tell I'm in need of lots more moments.

I suppose I could say success comes by the photo as well. In addition to the 50,000 words due, I also have to turn in about 100 photos. I'm missing some, so I'll be digging soon, or getting on the road to get them. Whatever it takes to get the job done on time.

So tell me, what's your definition of success today? Does it change by the project, by the day, by the hour? As you think about that, consider what keeps you on track to reach this success.

Lots to think about, I know, but as I mention frequently here, awareness is such an important factor in forward movement. And we're moving forward...word by word, photo by photo, day by day, minute by minute. Whatever it takes.


Bad Apple Polisher said...

My day is a success if I can bolster someone's spirits with sincere praise and understanding, and if I don't hurt anyone with my words or actions. Interestingly, it still comes down to numbers. I hadn't thought of it that way before.

Jean McFarland

The BIKE Lady said...

And yours is a more personal way of looking at success, Jean. I can be too work-focused, at times. Your comment is a good reminder of what's really important.

All my best,