Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Home based business success - what is it?
First I think of success as reaching my goals in network marketing and in personal growth, but I have short term goals that I reach everyday both in my home based business and my personal life, and embarking on the journey is a successful act by itself! So I am successful everyday. If you think of yourself as not successful until you reach a grand and ultimate goal, you miss all the little triumphs. The little ones on your way to the really grand ones are just as important, and will serve to feed that grand goal. That is important for you to carry on when the road is a little tougher than usual.
And what about perception. You need to know where you are going and know that your path is just that, your path, and just because someone else is doing it different or going for a different goal doesn't make either of you less successful. Everyone is important, the little jobs are just as important to someone as the big ones. If you take pride in the work you do and do it to your best ability, no matter what it is you are a success. IF you don't think a simple job can be important to a lot of people, listen to this short story of a bagger in a supermarket. His success was huge! Some want to dig ditches, some want to be a doctor. some want a lot of money, some don't, but all are successful. Being happy for others is just as important as being happy with yourself.
You can't compare yourself with others, everyone grows at different rates. Some are ready for the grand goal and some aren't. You have to do the work to get there to be ready, so don't rush it. Your path is special and necessary for you. You are perfect just as you are, and you are where you are supposed to be. Personal growth is different for each of us and if we compare ourselves with others, we will usually find some we perceive have more of what we want and some less. Competing with others in the game of life gets us no where. Complete with ourselves and we will get somewhere. And don't be too hard on yourself, you can't win every race, but you do win every time you get up and race again! And finally enjoy your journey! This is your race, your time on this earth to explore and find your way.
Your goals are important but don't forget to look for those little surprises along the way. You will find successes that you didn't plan for, and sometimes those are even better than the one you were working towards! We are all a work in progress, you don't stop learning and growing just because you reach that goal, you will find as soon as you get there another will take it's place. So stop and smell the roses!