When Circumstances Force Us to Rethink What Success Looks Like

When Circumstances Force Us to Rethink What Success Looks Like

Here’s your weekly curiosity experiment:

Reva Seth’s forthcoming book, The Mom Shiftputs forward the radical notion that for many women, motherhood brings significant career opportunities (and she’s not just talking about starting companies that cater to kids and families). For some, parenthood brings more precise focus; for others, improved time management skills; and still others, a deeper sense of purpose.

She also points out that when one becomes a parent, one’s definition of success has a tendency to shift – and perhaps, broaden to include a greater sense of urgency around leaving a legacy. Whether you’re a parent or not, I imagine you’ve had opportunities to radically rethink what success means to you.

What outdated myths about success are you ready to upturn?

What untruths have you swallowed about what a “good career” entails, that may have limited your sense of possibility?

If you’re inclined to share your responses (there’s no pressure to do that, by the way) you can do that on my Facebook page or via Twitter (I’m@laurenbacon).