It really depends on your goals. What is more important to you, to finish something you’ve planned on doing it or to learn something down the path? Both?
To do something or to simply do nothing?
I have this tendency of getting a bit depressed when I reach my goals. Because the thrill of achieving something is gone. Usually I get some blank space and the question “Now what?“.
I came to the point in my life when I thought I reached all of my life goals.
I’ve been through a lot and my most important goal was way too often just to survive. I did this, obviously. Then I’ve lost myself completely.
At the age of 36, I still don’t know what exactly am I doing on this planet.
I still don’t know what career path am I going to pick for myself, if any.
I’m so tired because of the surviving thing, that I can’t think of a single job I could stick to on a daily basis.
Sometimes I wonder if I’m still depressed, tired or just lazy.
Back to the success thing.
The greatest success for me at the moment is to kick myself out of the bed. Day after day, after day, after day. No matter how tired and unmotivated I am, I still get up way before 8am (usually between 4 and 6).
Is this something we can actually be proud of? Indeed we can.
I do much more than just kicking myself out of the bed on a daily basis, but it’s enough to mention just this small, but important thing.
We shouldn’t take ourselves for granted or others will do that too. Our point zero in not equal to another person’s zero.
You might need to put a lot more work into things to achieve the same or even less than somebody else.
It’s ok to acknowledge our achievements, be gentle with ourselves, but don’t get too soft. Or you’ll prevent the self-growth. The balance, you know, the thing I keep on repeating and failing at the same time. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
It’s easy to be smart, I know, but doing it is another thing. Nothing comes from nothing.
How do you see your own success?