We all have visions of who and what we will become during life. In your vision, you may see yourself as:
- In a great job or business
- Kind and giving
- Living in a nice home with all of the desired toys
- Having the dream of a spouse and 2.5 children
Most of those desires are choices that are well within reach for many of us with a clearly defined path to them. The path is full of twists and turns and ups and downs, but with focus, we can see the goal and continue to pursue it with necessary adjustments.
But, when you boil it all down what does concrete success look like to you? We all see it differently. Each generation sees this with different eyes than the previous one and wants new and different things.
As we age, our goals change. I can remember when I was 18 asking my Dad why he didn’t have snazzy wheels on his ’64 Ford Galaxy 500. He said for him it was a waste of money as he liked the hubcaps that came with the car. Hubcaps!? Now, I’m older than he was then and snazzy wheels have moved waaaay down on the list of my desires. Go figure.
Success is a moving target. That actually makes it more fun. I’m in the process of finishing my new book titled “KNOWING” and at this time in my life completing and publishing it means a huge success for me.
Because our definition changes, goals change, and we as humans change, nothing is etched in concrete and always up for grabs. Setting goals is important to succeed in desired accomplishments. Make short ones so that you can feel success quickly and keep your enthusiasm up. Set medium length (1-3) years and long term (5-10) years to have desires that will keep you on track. But be flexible, because when you get there, they might not be as important as they once were.
Anyway you look at it, it’s fun to ponder.
“Everything you desire is just outside your comfort zone.”