Have you ever taken the time to actually inventory your achievements? Every once in a while we should stop and look back over our shoulder to appreciate really how far we’ve come since we stepped into the abyss of self-employment
Success has many definitions. To some it’s a state of mind, to others it’s a financial achievement or the accumulation of possessions. Unfortunately, many have yet to create their own definition.
The advantage of being an entrepreneur is that we can set our own parameters to this definition. In this age of over-hyped 24/7 news cycle, it’s easy to get sucked into someone’s else’s definition of success.
Just remember that you and you alone can determine your success. What is important for one person may not even be on another person’s radar.
Some people take a more holistic approach and are less concerned with the materialistic trapping normally associated with success. To some personal health, happiness and well-being are part of their definition? To others they look at success as a full contact competitive sport, where the one with the most toys wins.
It’s funny how we plan for so many things in our lives from next vacations, car or TV we’ll purchase, yet we never seem to plan for success. To be sure we have some vague and random thoughts, but most of us are so busy chasing an undefined goal that we usually don’t even stop at the crossroads of success and achievement. (TWEET THIS)
Let’s be clear, there is no right or wrong answer. The only definition that matters is yours. Comparing your situation to someone else’s is a fools’ game and one that can be rarely won.
We spend a tremendous amount of time developing business plans based on revenue, profit, market share, etc. So how come we don’t add a section on life goals and success?
I’m Greg Weatherdon and this has been your Small Business Minute.
Copyright © Greg Weatherdon 2016
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