What Does Success Mean To You?
For such a long time I had been chasing money and I guess fame in business and I thought that was considered success. To a certain extent there’s nothing wrong with that, but let me tell you that success comes a lot quicker and a lot more abundantly when you’re not in it for the money.
What are you chasing?
If you look at some of the wealthiest people in the world, even though they have everything they could ever want in life, a lot of the time they are still very unhappy. Money helps and enables us in so many ways to be happy, but it’s important to note that no matter how much you have sitting in your bank account, or how many cars are sitting in your garage, if you take time to regularly look around and count how blessed you are, 9 times out of 10 you’ll see it’s our purpose and passion, and the people who surround us that bring us the most happiness and success. They are the ones that make us rich.
I will always dream big and strive to go far in business because that’s just a part of who I am but I do know that success looks different to what I originally thought a few years ago. Success is not once I’ve hit a certain figure in my bank account. It’s not how many times I go on holiday per year. It’s doing something that I am truly passionate about, something that brings meaning to my life and other people’s lives. And it’s the people who surround me; it’s my happy, healthy family who have a roof over their heads, who are fed well and have the privilege of living in this magnificent country.
So, what are you chasing? Is it a lavish lifestyle of fancy things that, in the long run, don’t actually mean anything? Or, is it to live your best life doing something that you love, with purpose and your loved ones surrounding you?
Spoiler alert: When you actually start to focus on your passions and purpose in business rather than making a quick buck, I guarantee you, you will see success a lot sooner than you think. Finances included.
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