stop chasing success

Did they tell you that you needed success or you’d never be happy?

And did you believe them?

And then did you discover yourself on the roller coaster of chasing success…in everything.

Success seems to have become aligned with rushing through life, trying to experience more and yet never quite being content with what we have.

We seem to have set up our life to be so focused on being successful, or on being someone, or to be more than we thought we were as though we have to justify our very existence.

Don’t do this to yourself dear hearts.

You have nothing to prove.

The very fact that you are here is a miracle all by itself.

And truth be told no matter how far you climb or how much you keep chasing success at the next level…there’s no guarantee you’ll feel happy.

Yes, the material possessions you acquire along the way can lead to comfort in your life…and that’s a great thing. 

But we’re running after the wrong things.  Deep in everyone’s heart is a desire for a sense of meaning and contentment, and chasing success isn’t the way to get it.

Don’t miss out on the small, happy things of life because you’re too busy chasing the next big thing.

If this is you, it’s time to put a stop to it and make the goal less about being better than, or greater than, or richer than. 

The goal is to live life on your own terms and make it a rich, fulfilling life.  And yes success will be a component of this wonderful life, but if you make it the only component you will lose sight of the amazing being you were designed to be.

Chasing success is a choice

Everything we do in life is a choice.  Don’t wait until you turn fifty and you’re exhausted by this relentless chase, to stop playing this game. 

You don’t need status. 

You don’t need to trade precious time with those you love. 

You have choices. 

Genuinely successful people have healthy, balanced lifestyles.  The choices they make and the actions they take set them up for a life of happiness, peace and abundance.


Stop waiting until

You’ve got more money and then you can start to enjoy life. 

You achieve your goals before your daily actions reflect who you truly are and what you truly want.

Things are perfect before you can see that the only things that matter are how fully you live and how deeply you love. 

If you keep waiting until…you might find yourself waiting for the rest of your life.

It’s time to stop cheating yourself of a life today in exchange for the more material things you’ll get tomorrow…nice as they might be.

No matter where you are or who you’ve been, you have at your disposal everything you need to redesign your life.  And to make it wildly passionate and stunningly beautiful.

With no need to sap all your energy in chasing success every minute of every day.

Redesign your life step one

Change the concept you have of yourself.  This internalized mental picture you have of yourself constantly impacts your life experiences, as well as your happiness and fulfillment.

It’s the key to every choice and action you make. 

And we can never rise above this.  We need to change the way we see ourselves if we want our life to change.

Sometimes, the only thing we need to change for our life to be different is our perspective.

If you can begin to hold the image and feeling of the ideal life for yourself and continue to hold it…you’ll find yourself living in a new world.

Redesign your life step two

Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor said Rumi. And, to make this really work for you, watch the stories you tell yourself.

Direct your inner conversations to be focused on the ideal life for you…and yes you can include success whatever that means to you. 

But you’ll no longer be focused on chasing it…because you’ll have no need to.

Once you invest in growing yourself to be the best version of you possible…success in all things, be it love, money and contentment will be chasing you.

Redesign your life step three

Claim your power.

If you find yourself reacting in the same old way…remember to ask yourself if you want to be run by your past or run towards your future.

In the beginning it might be a struggle, but have faith, trust the process and remember your new world will arrive in it’s perfect time.

The power to change is within, so why not allow the vision of your new world to motivate you.

Your life is meant for so much more than always striving for more and yet never experiencing a sense of fulfillment for long.

Once you stop chasing success…and start redesigning your life you’ll have time to appreciate the grace and magic of life in each wonderful moment.

You can do this. You can live in abundance and experience the best life possible.  

This, my lovely, is the beginning of anything you want.

Encourage one another.

Love Elle



Elle Sommer is the author of 4 books and a workbook. Her latest publications are a series called The Power of Consciousness, and you will find all three books in this trilogy now available on Kindle. She shares quotes, inspiration and positive vibes on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. And her greatest desire is to encourage and inspire others to create not just a good life, but a phenomenal life.

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