The Nerve to Redefine Success

Ever had a longing to courageously chase after something, but found yourself held back by societal definitions of ‘success’? You’re not alone.

In this episode, we’re unraveling the definition of ‘success’ and redefining it in a way that feels authentic to each one of us.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Why the “traditional image” of success might not resonate with everyone.
  • A helpful exercise to help you map out what success genuinely means to you.
  • Tips on navigating things when your version of success differs from someone else's.
  • How to shield yourself from judgment and stay aligned with your unique version of success.

There’s no “one version” of success - it’s an ever-evolving journey, unique to each person, filled with progress and personal growth. Tune in, and let's get the nerve to own our success!

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Susan Hyatt (00:00):
Is there something you wish you had the nerve to do? Welcome to, you've Got Nerve, the podcast that teaches you how to conquer your fears, upgrade your mindset, and get up the nerve to go after whatever you want. If you wish you had the guts to go all in on your goals, dreams, and desires, this show is for you. I'm Master certified life coach Susan Hyatt, and I am so excited for you to join me on this journey. Oh, hey, in today's episode, I'm coming at you solo to talk about success. So when you hear the word success, what image springs to mind? Is it ACEO leading a team in the boardroom, a parent whose child just won the school's spelling bee, a traveler ticking off dream destinations from their bucket list? The beautiful truth about success is that it's as different as our fingerprints.
Success isn't a monolith. It's personal and tailored to your individual dreams, aspirations, and overall life and success just is not a one size fits all, and it looks different for everyone. Some love the thrill of hitting sales targets or that satisfying feeling when a project wraps up. That's their definition of success. Some find immense joy in mastering a challenging recipe or finishing a marathon, whether it's on Netflix or on the pavement. Success can be celebrating 30 years of marriage or even realizing that a relationship isn't healthy and having the strength to move on. It can be learning a new language, instrument or skill for some success is measured by their impact on others or the world. So it could be volunteering, mentoring, or just making someone's day. I've talked before on my podcasts about being a day maker. So let's dive into a small exercise that will help define what success means to you. Number one, reflect on past achievements. So think about moments where you felt most proud or fulfilled, and write those moments down.
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Visualize your ideal day from the moment you wake up to when you hit the sheets. What does a successful day look like to you? Number three, list your values. What's truly important to you? Independence, creativity, family impact. Aligning your success with these values makes it more meaningful. Number four, set goals. Your version of success doesn't need to be static, of course it will and can evolve. What do you want to achieve in the next six months or the next year? This four-part process, I just want to encourage you to revisit this exercise periodically because as you grow and change your measures of success may too. Because I'm always thinking about how I want to feel. So it's one thing to hit a sales goal or successfully complete a workout plan or whatever it might be. But how do you feel while doing it? How do you feel once you achieve it?
And once you define what success means to you, carving out your unique version of it, you'll come across people with their own yardsticks of achievement. I mean, sometimes there's alignment and other times there's just stark contrast. Clients often come to me wondering what the hell to do when their version of success triggers someone or vice versa. And here's what I tell 'em. Number one, before reacting, just listen. Understand where they're coming from. So if they're judging you more often than not, it's just not about you, but their own internal beliefs and outdated definitions of success. So don't let that get in your way. Number two, avoid comparing. Remember the old saying, comparison is the thief of joy. I call it compare and despair. You can celebrate other people's success without belittling your own journey. Your success isn't less or more important than someone else's. Everyone has their own version. So comparison becomes just irrelevant. Stay true to you. Just because someone else values a particular version of success doesn't mean that you should too, where your definition of success like armor, and it won't matter what other people think. And remember this, success is a journey. Honestly, success is a feeling, not a destination. It's about progress, growth and constantly evolving. But above all, it's about recognizing the power that you have to define success on your own terms, own it, celebrate it, and let it inspire others to define their own version of success too.
Are you ready to redefine success on your own terms? I have a few spots left in my next round of the Beyond Mastermind starting November 15th. Beyond is not just about ticking boxes, but finding what truly resonates with you. Our unique mix of inspiration, accountability, tailored coaching, and an empowering community is geared to help you unlock your version of success. Past participants have landed multi six figure book deals, quit jobs, launch businesses, and gained the courage to leave toxic relationships. They found the confidence to uproot their life to a new city and more so apply for the Beyond Mastermind and let's carve out your success narrative together.


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