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Author: 'Success' doesn't equal happiness; here's how to find what's important

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Sometimes people become successful in the eyes of the world while staying unhappy and unfulfilled. What is your true vision of success?

Author Cortney McDermott joined Thursday’s “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” to talk about “being miserably successful” and the importance of realizing success isn’t a one-size-fits-all proposition.

In her book “Change Starts Within You: Unlock the Confidence to Lead with Intuition,” McDermott shared her story of checking all the boxes when it comes to success – and still feeling empty. She was successful both in her marriage and in her Fortune 500 company job, but she was filled with doubt and decided to reevaluate her definition of success.

People try to fill up their lives to feel happy, but you need to find what’s important to you. McDermott discovered that her vision of purpose and success didn’t mean constantly rushing from meeting to meeting and filling her life with busyness.

“Everywhere you look, you’ve got other people’s choices staring you in the face, and other people’s versions of what you should be doing, why you should be doing it,” McDermott noted. Rather than following other people's versions of success, you need to be "very clear on what your own vision is and also your own values,” she said.

To see more from Doc, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” weekdays 6–9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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