Take a minute to think about this question.
What is important to you in your life?
What are your values?
What will make you happy?
What type of person are you, and what type of life do you live 20, 10, 5 years from now?
Wether we like it or not, we already have answers to these questions. Moms, dads, friends, celebrities, writers, they’re all giving us answers to these questions. These questions define our idea of success.
The problem when we don’t have our own answers to these questions, is that we’re susceptible to any answer.
Like a kid on ADHD, we jump from answer to answer, saying yes to our moms, dads, friends, and going through this repeating event.Jumping from one goal to another, and another, without completing either one.
Ponder deeply about what makes you happy, and what success means to you. When you answer these questions yourself, you can start to say no. You will know when you’re on the right track and when you’re not, and you can go without taking detours on every person’s whims.