For years, I’ve been working on my career. Becoming a better entrepreneur. Trying. Failing. Learning. Succeeding.
For years, I’ve been working on myself as a person. Always figuring something out. Digging deep. Breaking down. Finally seeing the light. And then doing it all over again.
For years, I’ve been chasing dreams. Crazy dreams that generally come to fruition because I am addicted to that feeling of victory.
This year is no exception. My 2020 goals have been set, and I’ve been working diligently on making it all happen - personally and professionally. And every time I reach a goal I am ecstatic! The feeling of reaching a goal is taste of sweet victory that’s more delicious than Nutella.
But every once in a while something happens that throws me off this “work hard -> succeed” path I am addicted to. And of all the “planned things”, today, unexpectedly, I got this card that made me realize that in the midst of my “self improvement” and crazy busy life, I was actually helping another human being.
And when I got this card, like a ton of bricks it hit me: these seemingly small, non-existent, barely noticeable things ARE actually the BIG things in life. These huge business and personal goals I have reached so far haven’t made me nearly as happy as this tiny little card written by an 11 year old. I’ve been looking at it all day, feeling pride and joy, thinking — “Wow, I work so hard to reach a distant goal to feel good and this little card has done more and made me feel better than anything I ever did!”
My (and your) lesson today: We can all make money. We can all “grow.” We can all have fun. But don’t forget that while doing all this, real life is all around you. In small, almost unnoticeable ways and places, ready to reward you in ways you can’t even imagine. Life happens to us while we are busy working on big things going from one big goal to the next. Don’t miss it!