Can I press pause on decorating for a moment? I have tons of it planned for this week (along with the easiest summer fruit recipe). But today? Today I wanted to share my heart.
I’m not sure who this is for, but if you needed to hear this today?
This—my wonderful incredible friend—is just for you.
Have you noticed all the talk about success everywhere you look?
And all the people chasing it?
All you have to do is look at social media. It’s everywhere. There are tons of experts and gurus and professionals telling you how to be successful. They show you beautiful homes that you should be living in and beautiful places you should be visiting and all the money that you should be making.
It’s like a success race.
People running at breakneck speed at the chance to be famous.
They plan for it and hope for it and dream about it and put off living and base all of their happiness on being “successful.”
But here’s the thing….
Success is fleeting.
It’s a mirage.
It’s here for a single moment and then gone tomorrow.
Because success is based on how OTHERS see you.
Success is how the world defines you.
It’s other’s interpretation of how you measure up to OTHER people.
It’s what THEY think of you.
Whoever THEY are.
(total aside: just between us THEY are always getting on my nerves)
It’s how great you are or how wonderful you are or how much money you have or how many homes you have or how many individual personal possessions are parked in your driveway or if you have enough or if your life is how it should be AS DETERMINED BY OTHER PEOPLE.
Just press pause and let that sink in for a moment.
It’s THEIR definition of YOU.
It’s blurry and undefined and all according to them and their ideas and their perceptions.
When life gets blurry? It’s time to change the focus.
So what about YOU?
What about what you think of yourself?
Your goal should be to be happy RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE.
Happy with yourself today.
Happy with where you are on the journey.
Happy with what you have and what you are doing and recognizing the amazing self THAT IS RIGHT BEFORE YOUR EYES.
That’s called SATISFACTION.
Satisfaction is way better than success.
It’s how YOU feel about yourself.
It’s how YOU see your life.
It’s how YOU feel about your circumstances.
Not someone else.
Not the world.
The wonderful, amazing, incredible that is YOU.
I GET IT.
Life is hard sometimes. The bends and turns in the road are full of highs and lows like we never imagined. The days can get frustrating and overwhelming and lonely. Sometimes taking just taking a step is hard. It’s so easy to focus on what we don’t have or didn’t accomplish or what mountain we must climb and forget about what we have or the amazing things we have accomplished or the steps in the journey we have already taken.
Instead, take a minute to focus on YOURSELF and YOUR heart today.
Choose satisfaction over success.
You are ENOUGH.
Always and forever.