Did you Define Your Success after reading yesterday’s story? Wasn’t that a great story? I love the twist and turns as the tourist explains how much “more” the fisherman could have if he just worked a lot harder, and yet, he had everything he wanted in life already.
Success can definitely be like that. We all know driven people who have a loving spouse and beautiful kids and are driven to be able to spend more time with them, by working long hours so there will be more time. . . . . . some day soon.
That story really hit home with me. How many of us have attained much of what we want in life, and instead of enjoying it, we feel compelled to reach for the next “level” of success, maybe one we haven’t even defined yet. And of course, we know where we are likely to get if we don’t know where we are going? Right?
The world in which we live tells us always to stretch for the next thing. Get more money, a nicer car, a bigger house. While there is nothing wrong with that if it’s what drives you, the current financial situation shows where that can lead if we aren’t cautious.
Many people never realize they have reached what they defined as success only a few years ago. In fact, often we decide success looks different as soon as we get close to our previous definition.
Don’t get me wrong here. This process of reaching for more can be a very good thing. This is just a reminder to enjoy the journey and the blessings that we have already been given.
So, if you haven’t taken the time to “Define Your Success” (in writing), do it for yourself. Don’t be surprised if you already exceeded your definition in many ways. If you are a goal setter, then likely you have goals and a strong “why”. Even then, take a moment to make sure your goals and the “why” that goes with each of them is consistent with your definition of success for your life.
Remember, Life is a Journey. Enjoying life is about Enjoying the Journey.
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