I was walking along Main beach today enjoying the sun and the water when I started thinking about how my life is going now.
Six months ago I was enjoying Europe, travelling and fulfilling a dream that I have had since I was a teenager. Fast forward to the present and there I was enjoying the sun and the surf and thinking about how easily I could spend the next ten years chasing the summer around the world as my work alternates between Australia and Europe. A year ago I never would have expected to be in this position.
I began to think about how just over a year ago I was ready to give up on my Dream and about how much I have struggled with failure.
I began thinking about all the links that have brought me here to this point. The Successes, the disasters, the highs and the lows. A long chain of events that all had to happen one after the other for me to be in the place where I am now. The more I thought about those ups and downs the more they all began to feel like success. That’s the best way to describe the feeling of satisfaction I have been struggling to put in to words over the past few months, it’s when it all feels like success, warts and all.
At that moment I had an epiphany. I saw that all of the journey had been one big rocket to my goal. I realised that I struggled with my dream because it was bigger than any dream I had ever had before.
When we set the really big goals in our lives we can’t judge them the same way we always judge success. We can’t beat ourselves up for failures and put ourselves down when things don’t go the way that we planned them because the dream is too big for that. When the goal is so far away or so big the hiccups along the way can still be a success because each time they happen we get a little bit closer to where we are meant to be. It may not feel like it at the time but thats only because our thinking is too small for our goal.
Now when things don’t go to plan I’ll be able to look back at that moment on the beach today and remind myself that the dream is much bigger than I am. While I may not see every step in front of me I’ll always be getting closer to it and