The past few days I've been reflecting on the idea of "enough" and how it's related to success. I left the corporate world so I could find my own ladder to success and even though I'm on my own, it's easy to fall into a different trap. Thinking that the bigger, newer, sexier project will bring in a feeling of success. Or that only when I land a certain project, win an accolade, or am recognized externally, will I finally find success.
Reading this article by Leo, put some light on my future focused idea of "enough" and "success." He writes about the fallacy of success being achievement in the future vs. doing what we love right now.
When I step back and take a look at what I set out to achieve 5 year ago, I am by my own definition, successful. Here's what I wrote down in February of 2013:
"In 5 years, I am finding my true style and able to operate a self-sustaining photo/video business"
Yes, we can all define our own versions of success. But when can I recognize that I'm living a life that I set out for myself 5 years ago, right now? Isn't doing something I care about for a living a success in itself?
I'm curious to know how you all find success in the present? How do you deal with the never ending process of trying to achieve more?