Do you feel that success is a far away place that you might never get to visit? Do you feel like you’re working really hard but you’re worried you might never get to visit success?
Back in the beginning when I was trying to find ways to make money for myself I felt like I wasn’t making much progress. It was difficult to see at those times how I was on any kind of journey when I hadn’t even made £1 yet. I had hopes and dreams and a lot of time on my hands. I had no indicators to show my success and no ££’s to show for my time.
Looking back now I can see that even in those early days I was already on the path. My failures were moving me one step closer to making that first £1. The thing is you don’t know that until you actually have the breakthrough. I read somewhere once that many people give up on their dreams and ambitions right before their first breakthrough. I don’t know if there’s any truth in this in general but I know from my own experiences that I’ve had fleeting thoughts about giving things up and shortly after deciding to give it ‘one more month’ I experience a breakthrough. When I was trying to make that first £1 I was determined not to be that person and my breakthrough came.
I made my first £1 and there was the excitement and elation of earning money for myself, yes it was only £1 but it was so much more than that. In that moment it was success.
That feeling passes though and £1 isn’t as exciting any more, £1 doesn’t make me feel as successful as it once did.
Fortunately this motivated me to earn £10, then £100 and even £1000 and more. Each time there is the excitement and the feeling of success and then it becomes the norm, the new standard.
Success isn’t a place you’ll ever arrive at. You may well have an income goal (or any goal) right now but once you’ve met that goal there will always be the next goal, the next high, the next fix. The success feeling comes and goes, it is part of the journey.
If you don’t feel like a success today, think back to a year ago, are you further on than you were then?
Success isn’t earning £1, £100 or £1000 or running 5k, 10k or a marathon
The success is in the progress, it’s in the journey, and it’s not a feeling you can have all the time. If you did you would tire of it.
Enjoy your success. Enjoy the journey. There is no destination.