Thank you for your insights Melody. It has been my experience that culturally many of us have bought into someone else’s idea of success, often to our own detriment.
My encouragement to those I mentor is to be open to alternatives when developing their measurement of success, using their own emotional intelligence as a guide. I also suggest using a coach, mentor or guide to verbalize their experiences as I believe this allows them to access their inner teacher.
I enjoyed your article and will keep it handy as a reference!