BE CLEAR ABOUT WHAT Success MEANS TO YOU
It is very
important to be clear about what you
want, and to accept that this is a valid choice. Rather than feeling that you
need to live your life according to what other people think you should do, boldly
declare your own answer to “How do you define success?” The most amazing
accomplishments feel empty if they are not aligned with our deepest desires.
If your greatest
wish is to be rich and famous, then by all means, dream it, allow it,
experience it, and enjoy it. However, your dream is to back-pack around the
world, then accept that doing this is the true meaning of success for you, and
ignore anyone who turns up their nose at your choice. If they were busy
focusing on creating their own rich and successful life, then they wouldn’t
have time or focus to be sticking their nose in your business anyway!
Keep in mind, too,
that no desires are mutually exclusive. Don’t think that your backpacking dream
precludes you from the rich and famous dream if they are both things you truly
want. It is entirely possible to have and do both, and any others that you can
conjure along the way.