More often than not, as early as we hit puberty we all have this picture perfect view of how our lives should be. Being young, all the things that account to our happiness in some way are related to the material things around us. Therefore when we sit down and picture, what we would look like when we are successful ? We envision our self having a big mansion, expensive cars or a closet full of shoes. We often feel we have to achieve them in order to feel success, in order to feel happy. But what if there is another way around?
Around the time we started our blog, we thought the day we would make money out of this, we are going to celebrate our success. Hitting almost 3 months from our start we did not earn a single penny. But we celebrated our success. Because as time went on, our view of success has changed. Now success for us is producing original content. It is being able to reach out to more people and being able to properly articulate our words into writing so that people come back for more. And this view made sure that we focus on the right things.
So I want you to close your eyes for a minute. Put aside all the material things that you want to attain when you are successful and now tell me what does your success look like?
Is it about creating something new to the world? Or is it being able have to people in life who truly love you? Is it serving other people or serving a greater cause? Or is it about experiencing beautiful things in life? The world we live in today is material driven, so much that as Will smith rightly said “We spend money that we haven’t earned, on things we don’t need in order to impress people we don’t like ” think about it, do you really want to be that person?
In this bigger picture of life, we often forget the simple truth, that all the material things are not the products but the bi products of our hard work, of our determination to achieve the things that truly hold meaning in our life.
And let me tell you, it is important to figure out what you want to hustle for RIGHT NOW! Because more often than not, when we keep chasing the wrong things, we keep chasing forever and never really get to the finish line to feel the real taste of success.
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Picture credits – Liam Simpson