As I sat down this morning, I knew right away what I wanted to write about. I see so many of you chasing success and missing being happy. Many of you spend each day standing at the dock waiting for your ship to come in when it just might have already arrived.
It's over two years ago that Sandy Puc joined me on Weekend Wisdom. Little did I know this podcast would become a milestone for me, and all because of her honesty. While we didn't start out to define success, that's exactly what the conversation became, and it had happiness at its core.
I'll be the first to admit defining success and being happy are moving targets. They change as you get older. However, I can't help but wonder if I had better understood what I wanted in life, could I have achieved it earlier?
Here's my point - I define success today as waking up every morning with a smile on my face. Success is about being excited to get to work. It's about the creativity that comes when you're relaxed enough to absorb everything going on around you and channel the energy into new projects. It's about appreciating the relationship with friends, family and for me today, especially Sheila.
It's also about looking forward. There are plenty of things I regret in my life, but I can't go back and change them. Since good quotes seem to be playing a role in this morning's post, here's another one:
Success and happiness are about defining your goals. Then comes taking action and making progress to achieve them. Last on the list...they're about being flexible and regularly fine-tuning your journey.
Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you're doing you will be successful.
P.S. Sure would like to meet "Anon" some day. He/she sure has written some great quotes!