Thought I'd share something pretty simple that I stumbled on earlier this year.
If you are a basketball fan, you have probably heard of Coach John Wooden from UCLA. When he died earlier this year I was curious to learn more about him because of what I was seeing in the news about him. He was a very successful coach and had developed a pretty powerful, yet simple, methodology/approach for his coaching and his life. It was his "pyramid of success". I printed it out and now try to look at it once a day. It has been really helping me.
Which "nugget" helps me the most each day depends on the day....but the one thing that I try to read every day is the success statement:
"Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable"
How I interpret this is "did I do the best I could with this day".....and that approach helps me to take things one day at a time....and just make that day the best it can be....this kind of takes the pressure off me to think of "success" as this big thing as interpreted by our society and just do the best I can that day based on my core values.
Here is a link to a pdf of John Wooden's"Pyramid of Success" Hope you want to print it out and take a look at it once in awhile too.