I have all these ideas running round inside my head and my other half is always guilty of thinking I’m a flip-flopper. The truth of it is that I see opportunity in almost everything and I have to consider all my options – unlike most I believe my day is full of all these exciting options, which one we choose, leading us to our end result.
What is it to you? To me, success is making the most of myself, impacting my life and everyone I encounter in a positive way. I want me and my other half and my son, mum, family, in-laws and all my friends to have prosperous, happy and contented existences. Sure, this seems like a tall order but I can’t supress this nagging feeling I get that one of those options today could lead us all to that point. My success.
Now when I asked someone I know about success recently, like many conversations regarding an ideal future, I received a list including be rich, house status, marriage, kids, holidays etc and it wasn’t until today that I considered that success was not those goals or milestones but instead a final destination, what achieving all these things would do for me and those around me.
It then occured to me that until now I had it wrong, it doesn’t matter the journey and so focusing my vision on the objects, statuses and educational pointers has probably always hindered my progress towards what I actually wanted to achieve. Maybe the point is that these are all just steps. Options we choose every day and who cares whether my step is a masters and yours is a nvq just as long as the end destination is the same … In fact I feel almost stupid for having wasted so much energy hankering after these superficial somethings to achieve, many of them have done more to add strain to relationships than they have helped make everyone in my life happier, healthier and more prosperous. That being said, I feel a well rounded indvidual who knows more today than yesterday which can only be to the benefit of both me and those around me.
Not the usual basis of my blogs but when one has epiphanies it would be beneficial to share them with the rest of the world so they don’t waste all the time I have on pointless tasks. Find your destination and do what it takes to get there – don’t get caught up in the journey!