We often have preconceived notions of what “success” means, usually the opinions of others thrust upon us and being told that you must do X or Y to be successful, or you must have this, you must make $_______ annually, on and on.
Here’s the thing. That’s a bunch of crap.
Success is not defined by a dollar amount or job title, unless you want it to be.
I want you to stop letting other people dictate what success means for you and decide for yourself. No comparing yourself to others. No striving to earn more than Susie Jones down the street with her protein shakes and green wrap things. Just you and your own personal goals to achieve what success means to you.
It’s going to be different for every single person that visits this page.
- Success could mean $300 a month to keep the electric paid and the water turned on.
- Success could mean $1,000 a month to pay your mortgage.
- Success could mean having five clients.
- Success could mean one really awesome client that you enjoy working with.
- Success could mean not feeling stressed out about a day job that you hate, even if you make less money.
- Success could mean only working the days you want to.
There are different levels of success to be had as well. Take things one small step at a time. Start where you are and do incremental things every week to move forward. You don’t have to do it all at once.
In fact, I would say that’s the hard part; being patient enough to achieve the end goal of having the business you want doing what you want. A lot of people just give up halfway there and never accomplish what they set out for. You’re not them. You’re you.
Every goal you accomplish is a victory. You work hard and you deserve to give yourself credit for that work. Celebrate the small things, enjoy the accomplishments, reward yourself as you reach milestones.
Take that big goal you have in mind and break it into small micro goals. Outline a set of tasks for each of those smaller goals. Do one thing at a time. Eventually all those micro goals will add up to the big goal that you’re reaching for.
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