Do you own it or is it just a second hand vision that you think you should be shooting for?
It’s easy for us to fall into the trap of absorbing what we think success looks like without ever really thinking about what this means to us personally. My version of successful will be different to your version of successful I am sure but too many of us talk of success in fixed terms.
Worth noting here.To be successful in our lives we have to get used to the idea of tuning out the naysayers along the way.
People love to put barriers up telling us “we can’t”,“that’s not the way it’s done”and other such dead ends. This often comes down to their own fears or beliefs spoken out loud.
This may be especially true if we chase a brand of success that isn’t easy for other people to understand or categorise.
Others can get nervous if they can’t pack us up neatly into little boxes of this is who they are. They can take our approach as a challenge to their own. Perhaps it unearths something in them they are not comfortable with.
Not our problem.
We can choose a different path. A path free of negativity and fear. A path fuelled by our own intuition and drive instead. A path that is ours.
Carl is the proud owner of Frictionless Living which is focused on helping readers live a simpler and
more personally satisfying life. He is also the author of several books including 22 Ways to Simpler