Just a few years ago, when I turned 21 I joined a network marketing company. Everyone around me was so ambitious about life and had big goals. Quickly I noticed how much importance many people surrounding me would put on money and materialistic things. People would talk about their fancy cars, clothes, and their trips to exotic places. All the while all of this was new to me.
You see I grew up with parents that worked so hard and didn’t make much. My sisters and I always had what we needed but I’m sure there were times I wanted things that they simply couldn’t get us. I believe growing up this way made me really cherish the things that I did have and be able to handle my money smarter. If my parents would have given me everything I wanted chances are I would have taken things for granted once I got older.
While I was in this environment having conversations that were so different to me, I started to also fantasize about one-day having fancy things. A few weeks ago I remember seeing a Facebook memory pop up and it showed a picture of a luxury car I had taken and me writing a caption somewhere along the line of -“My future car!” I laughed to myself because I thought that was not me anymore. I realized because of the environment I was in I slowly had the same thoughts as everyone else did.
It’s amazing how you can grow and change so much in a short period of time. Now I’ve begun to get clearer on what life I want to create for myself and what success really means to me.
We’ve all heard the stories of individuals that “have it all” by society’s standards and are far from happy. Take the time to really ask yourself what does success mean to you? How do you measure success? There is no right or wrong answer, as long as it feels good to you. Society tries to mold us into believing certain things in all areas of our lives, by how we should dress, what we should eat, what careers are the best to have, etc. It’s time to design our own lives by asking some deep questions to ourselves.
Define success for yourself. And once you do you will know what to work towards to.
Remember guys happiness is an inside job.
Wishing you love, success and a lifetime of bliss!