You know, they say you gotta earn it when it comes to success. It can’t just be given to you. You just don’t realize that it’s true until you actually try to earn something for yourself. Let me pose a question to you. If you had all the money in the world and achieved all the goals you set out to achieve would you be happy?
In a word…probably not (OK that’s two words)
You see, there is a huge difference between achievement and success. There was someone I was talking to in the Bahamas whom I thought said it best when he said: “Money can’t buy happiness, but it pays for the yacht to pull alongside it.”
That, at first, may sound a little crude, but if you think about it and if you’re honest with yourself, you’ll know that it’s true. The yacht represents achievement, something that you can measure. But the harder to explain phenomenon, success, is something that we feel and can’t quite explain so we use things like money, expensive items, and various other forms of opulence to express that feeling of success.
The problem is that sometimes they go together and sometimes they don’t and that’s where a lot of people get hung up. They either chase the toys and lose their whole purpose or they get so caught up in making something that they love that they never really put it out into the world…
So where’s the happy medium? How can you achieve and feel successful? Well, that isn’t something that we can completely answer here, but I’ll give you a clue that might be a good guide. Ready?
Start with a purpose and never forget it.
Sounds simple enough and it is, especially when you have a group of people waiting to help you find and maintain your purpose. If you’re looking for a group that can help you to reach heights you never thought were possible then you should consider the group over here at the General Fitness Company.
Just shoot me a message here to get started today.
Jerry “successful achiever” Washington
P.S. If you’re in the Philadelphia area and you use social media, check out our local group Project SELFFY. We’re just starting, but it’s a private place where we can share ideas about living the good life in Philadelphia. Talk soon…