When setting goals for ourselves and creating milestones, often times we get frustrated along the process of trying to achieve these goals because we have not established a separation between our “Career Goals” and our “Life Goals”. Although they may appear to be the same, the two can be very different. Often the two run parallel to one another but may never intersect at all. I believe that the key to successful planning and accomplishment of your goals is to identify where you see success in your personal life and where you see success for yourself in your career. Once you have established where you have determined your view of success is in each category, then you create milestones and from them you design plans and steps needed toward how each milestone will be accomplished.
It is very important that you do not let your emotions and personal hang ups determine the altitude of your success. Conduct a self-inventory to identify what happiness truly means to you. Do not, and I repeat, do not try to build your happiness and success on a template of someone else’s mark of success.
There comes a point when we may have to accept that our success may not be the success that we originally thought that it would be. Some people get so caught up in trying to control everything and every element of their lives to the point that they think they know exactly where their success and opportunity is going to come from. They are so caught up in the picture of success, that they fail to find success or happiness at all. When the opportunities for success and that ultimate happiness arrives, they miss it because it was not packed quite as they would have hoped it would be.
The challenge is to be open minded and know that all plans change, and the best success in life comes when you are willing to be free to allow yourself to grow and process blessings as they come.