The other day I was driving down the street thinking about in addition to what I already have in life, what else I would need/do in order for me personally before feeling like I had really become “successful”.
Here were my thoughts;
I would like a Mercedes convertible and a house in Beverly Hills. I’d love to work for myself in a job which allows me to travel back and forth to NY once a month. I’d love to take off on a private jet and go to Europe for a couple of weeks every summer. I’d love to have an amazing husband who loves me more than anything in life, a fat diamond ring and a child or two (eventually). I’d love to be healthy until I die in my sleep, my mom and dad to live in California and to teach at least 1 Million people that they are worthy of happiness and abundance in life. That to me would be an extremely successful life.
Then I think to myself, “How would I feel if I already had all of the things listed above,” and decide I’m actually not that far off. What if I were driving a Mercedes at that moment instead of the one I was in? Or what if I were driving on the way to a bigger home? I don’t believe I would feel that different; and to be quite honest, I’m not ready for that big house in Beverly Hills yet. I currently have a very nice new apartment in West Hollywood and a nice car. If I had that Mercedes today, it would probably get scratched by one of the other seven cars that park tandem in my (what should be) four car driveway.
I have an amazing job that I actually want to go to every single day, I travel to NY once in a while, I have backpacked Europe, my mom just moved to California, I make it a point everyday to stay positive and I write for Ms. In The Biz in addition to writing my own book called, “The Game of Life”, which I believe will help teach those 1 million people about happiness and abundance.
I have a long way to go until I reach my full potential and idea of success, but for now I suppose I am as successful as I need to be for this level of my life. When I begin feeling unfulfilled at this level and I am ready for that husband, house and responsibility of a child I’ll move to the next.
Success is the measurement of your personal happiness, as long as you are happy, you are doing a great job in this game of life so take a deep breath and ask yourself, “Are you really that far off from personal success?” I bet you’ll be surprised with what your answer will be.
Love, Lindsay : )