Does anything ever go the way we expect it to?
I don’t remember the last time things went exactly as planned for me. Life isn’t really meant to work that way. And this past spring and summer have been no exception for me.
A few months ago, my sister and I decided to take a short hiatus from the podcast so we could work on a few special projects behind the scenes at Bold True Life. This “short” break quickly turned into a rather extended one. Between our varying ideas, opinions, and schedules finishing these projects has been a much longer process than we anticipated.
For a while, both Muni and I were feeling really bad about how much time’s gone by without us getting back on track with the podcast. But we just couldn’t bring ourselves to rush through the other work. And we ended up realizing that the direction we really wanted to go in was a bit different from our original idea for it. We never would have figured this out if we hadn’t got started on that work though.
Going through this process has been bewildering, but it’s also opened our eyes wide open to a reality about creating anything.
Producing a masterpiece takes time.
Success often seems like it happens so quickly. But one moment of success is usually the result of a series of events. A culmination of time, effort, and experience that lay the ultimate foundation.
The process of succeeding isn’t nearly as glamorous as the idea of it. And most of the time, it’s hard to see that we’re right in the middle of it.
In today’s post, I want to share three myths of success with you. Because these are such common traps to fall into. But none of them are an accurate measure of our personal accomplishments.
So let’s jump right in…
MYTH # 1: Success always feels good.
The truth is that many aspects of success don’t feel that good. Of course, some feel amazing. But there are plenty of not so fun things involved in the process of succeeding.
And showing up consistently – the bread and butter of success – is often amongst the hardest to do. The long-term impact makes these more tedious actions absolutely worthwhile though!
MYTH #2: Success has a peak or end-point.
The truth is, there isn’t just one pinnacle of success in our lives. There are many levels of it.
Every time we reach one milestone, we naturally begin seeking another one. Our vision of success is constantly adapting as we go through life.
MYTH # 3: Success looks the same for everybody.
The truth is, your definition of success is based on your particular circumstances. Along with your personal interests, hopes, and dreams.
There’s not just one road to success. There are so many options and pathways to follow. And the one you choose may not look anything like the other ones around you.
That brings us to the end of this list! And I’ll certainly be turning back to it as my sister and I keep working. Because I’ll need reminders!
Real success is built out of every little moment that we choose to show up and do the work.
What’s one area in YOUR life that you can apply these reminders to? Let us know in a comment below this post or an email.
Peace and blessings,
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