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There is a certain perspective of life in which I feel inclined to share… It may not be my own, it may not be yours, but it’s just a perspective….(or three).
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Success varies based on perception, what is the true meaning of success? And when can we feel as though we have succeeded. I work in a profession where we strive to have our customers succeed, it’s our job. I see them succeed and am proud, very proud of their accomplishments, yet when they don’t seem as they have succeeded, fully, does that reflect on me? I see progress in them every day but I don’t think they stop and realize their own accomplishments. I’m all about a person wanting 110% of themselves but I also would wish they’d stop and reflect.
We are so caught up in the “what’s next” we lose focus of the now. I believe we need to stop and say “hey, I did it” *breathe*, and then move on to the what’s next.. we forget to breathe and reflect. I’m guilty with the rest of them, our minds are a watery pit of dreams and wishes, but our souls lack self-gratification.. We always want more, whether it is “things”, emotional or self-actualization, we tend to forget to stop and *breathe*; giving our self-credit for our accomplishments of the now.
I’m so very proud of the people I work with and for, each and every day, I don’t know if I show it enough. I don’t know if we show it enough. Is society to blame; expectations that we are doing what we need to do in order to get the job done? Even then, I think credit is due.
We get so caught up being the waves, in constant motion, taking part of the greater picture that we forget that we are a wave chasing the shore, alone it would take too long and would be a long journey. Together, we make it possible.
Give credit where credit is due. It’s ok to have high expectation of yourself, but in order to feel accomplished you must give yourself credit that you are making it possible. Doing so will make searching out the next big thing seem more achievable.
Maybe this isn’t making sense. That’s my own fault, I seem to be struggling with this very issue, myself. Just trying to make sense of it all.
I saw a sunset tonight, it’s not the first time, but it made me stop in my tracks and think of the bigger picture.. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the people around me and a little luck. For that I am extremely grateful, but am I making it count? Are you? I can’t say, am I basing my success off of my own expectations or what I think others expect of me? Now that’s the real question. But what do I have to compare it to? I am just one person, with one life, this is my first and last go of it. Am I making it count? I hope so, but I could probably be more appreciative of the others that are helping me along this journey known as life.
Be you, do you, but don’t forget about the people who are helping you along the way.
What are we running from, what are we running to? I think that’s where we get so caught up in chasing tomorrow that we forget if we are running from or to a destination. Where are you going? Stop, *breathe*, reflect and keep on keeping on. You’ve got this, you just need to remember what you are trying to get, the destination in which you seek. Are you running from or running to?
Each and every day is a new day, but don’t forget about the people who helped you get through yesterday. They are the same people who will help you get through tomorrow. We are caught up in the tomorrow, but make sure the people of yesterday are there for you tomorrow. All it takes is a little recognition, self and for others.
We are all in this together, just waves in an ocean, seeking the shore. How will you get there?