I turn 43 in just 10 days, and I only have one goal left. Be Me.
I have lots of experience because well frankly, I have lots of talents. I’ve sold just about everything you can think of. Founded 4 different types of companies. Managed and Directed hundreds of staff from various work titles. Chased my dreams, ambitions and passions. And at this stage in life, I’m very ready to settle down, play my music and have fun weekends.
Exuberance is nothing without direction. I have found that the further you climb up social and executive ladders the less you find in the form of passion and honesty. It’s always the same thing; hard work equals happiness. When in fact, they are selling false hope.
You see, the integrity issue isn’t within the statement itself, it’s within the hidden agenda of the statement. I still believe that hard work will give you a happy feeling. That happy feeling is actually the satisfaction you feel from a days hard work, and that will always stand true. The problem in the statement is that “happiness” equals “whatever dream they have will come true”. And it’s just a bunch of hoo-ha.
When you think of happiness, what do you think about? Is it a new car? Lavish home in the hills? Financial Freedom? Or maybe it’s a day on the beach with no responsibilities, a night with friends around a campfire or a weekend camping. You see, everyone has a sense of what their “happy” equates to, unfortunately we aren’t all really chasing our true “happy”.
Learn what makes you happy and then chase after that. Don’t let the world decide what defines your happiness or you will find yourself at the end of a Marathon completely exhausted with no real grasp of why you’re alive or what your goals are for the next step. I did! And trust me, it’s the most paralyzing feeling you’ll ever find. Choose to equate the happiness with your hard work and somewhere in the end, you may find the happiness has been there all along. You were just choosing to take everyone else’ word for what happiness meant to you.