In today’s world, the media presents us never-ending images of seemingly overnight success. and rapid achievement. Albeit, there are those occasional rocket-ship rides up the success ladder. But those are anomalies, a “perfect storm” of events.
The reality is we have allowed certain myths about success, achievement and fulfilling our life’s work to affect our own vision for ourselves.
Here’s the key point:
We celebrate the “big idea” or “big achievement.” But we rarely see the years of struggle, doubt, starting over and getting lost in the forest on the way to the mountain top. It’s tempting to believe that people who are excelling in their profession or chosen endeavor emerged from the womb with in-born ability to achieve success.
As author Jon Acuff puts it: “Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle.”
Wherever you are in your journey right now, remember to consider where you are along the growth curve. Your journey is not someone else’s, its yours.
Honor your personal journey, embrace the phases of growth (even when difficult) and commit to daily activities that keep you moving in the right direction, and you will—eventually— reap the rewards of your journey.