Does success bring happiness?
Or does happiness bring success?
Happy Mindful Monday!
I’m writing this on a Friday and trying to remember what Monday Mode feels like, but mostly I’m imagining Vacation Mode, which is what I’ll be on when you receive this.
The next time you hear from me will be on Thursday with the story of Dinée Dorame, who reminded me how essential it is to take deep, full breaks if we want to keep going with our purpose work for the long haul. It’s probably no coincidence that Denise Pines said the same thing. In this excerpt from our conversation (that didn’t make it into the pod because of an audio issue) she laid down the law on some old thinking that is so easy to get swept up in. Sharing it with you here, because I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who needs this reminder right now:
“I had to stop going on vacation with a friend because we’d be lying on the beach in some fabulous place and she’d be on the phone doing a conference call. And then she would say, ‘what did I miss?’ I’d tell her, ‘You missed your whole vacation. I don't care that you're a vice president. You're not successful because you have not been able to manage your people so that they can make decisions without you.” -Denise Pines
Success is not working ourselves into the ground. Success, as you’ll hear Dinée say, is “happiness.” It is rest. It is recovery. It is taking care of ourselves with the same loving attention that we take care of others.
Wishing you a successful week.
Thank you so much for being here! Let’s keep rising higher, together, 💓 Aransas
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