Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.
– Arthur Ashe
Think of the question “What do you want most out of life?” Which words enter your mind? Success? Money? Love? Intelligence?
These are merely a few examples of the things people wish to experience in their lifetime, but of the aforementioned four I would say that love and success probably rank at the top of most people’s lists. Love makes you feel alive and success makes you feel accomplished. Both are attainable and can happen. However the reality is that most people envision both love and success through a skewed view. They assume there’s a direct path to both and that’s not the case at all.
There will be mistakes, failure and reinvention as you push towards your goals. These words ring true for both love and success because there are no rules for either. True, you can look towards someone else’s example of how they obtained their success or how they maintain a good relationship. But it’s important to remember that it’s their story and not yours. Trying to emulate someone else’s path may not work for you. You can admire what they’ve been through and learn from their mistakes but ultimately you have to write your own story. And most say that failure is not an option, which is true in the long run. But in the real world it will happen at some point. There is no such thing as a successful person who has never failed before and anyone who’s ever dated had to sift through people they realized weren’t worthy of their time until they met the one person who was.
Everyone wants love and success but nobody ever thinks about the importance of submitting to the process of getting there.
Remember that you can have the things you want out of life if you really want them. Love is all around and success is a matter of hard work and determination. But how you get there all lies in the path you walk and how committed you are to keep moving in the face of adversity.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
– Maya Angelou