This morning millions of people will get up and head into an office or other workplace for a job that they hate. Now I am not putting down jobs; I know many successful people who work for others and, of course, many entrepreneurs have people working for them that they hope will enjoy their jobs. Working is not just the money and success, but about the joy of life found in succeeding.
In this week I am going back to the beginning of the idea of becoming the RockStar where you are. The formula works and many will follow this week’s steps to become successful in a job. For some, it will be success in a job they love and some will find success in a job they hate.
But let’s talk about people who do not have jobs. What makes them successful? As you know, when it comes to this blog or my business it’s all about the entrepreneurship in our world.
I believe entrepreneurs will really understand today’s step. They set goals, they work towards goals and they talk about their goals. It’s the middle of the week and for some the goal as just getting to the end of the week.
When I was building this program of finding success where I was I learned that the lesson wasn’t just in reaching the goal but in the journey to get there as well. If you are just working to reach the goal then you are missing life.
Just yesterday while working with a new client, we talked with about a song that I just love and that I include as part of my motivational playlist. It’s a song by Miley Cyrus called “The Climb.” The song reminds me that no matter what struggles life has that you work through, there will always be another one. Yes, we want it to go away so we can reach the goal, but life is not always about the goal. It’s about the journey, or as she puts it in the song, the climb. That’s where you learn the things that will help you handle the next struggle.
As part of my early blog posts, I talked about goals and how once you understand what is expected of you, then you can set goals to exceed the expectations. I write about this and address in many speeches, but today I felt it was time to make sure you understand the journey is the life you get to enjoy and, while goals are important, be sure you make the journey count, too.
When I teach about the exceeding the expectations, I talk about the idea that when you are given a task you should do just a little more. Don’t brag about the fact you do more, just do it. Once you have reached a greater level of success then you can share your victory.
Take today’s challenge and set goals that are higher, but also enjoy the journey along the way. Life is about the climb. How will you change to enjoy the climb and enjoy your journey?
I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, to enjoy and love the journey (the climb) to get to your dream. Are you ready to change to make 2013 rock?