Life’s Expectations

In life, you have the stereotypical goals that one must achieve in order to be successful. But how can one measure success, if everyone has different opinions? My definition of success may be different than your success, so how can you tell me how to be successful? (I hope I didn’t confuse anyone.)

One can become successful, but in life, one can never stop striving to be successful. You get a high school diploma (Congrats, you succeeded in your goal, but you still have room for more success.) You got the promotion at your job you always wanted (Great, still succeed!)

No matter what anyone else expects you to do, you do what you need to do in order to become successful FOR YOURSELF! When it’s all said and done, you are living YOUR LIFE, no one else is. My advice is find what you love, what you’re good at, what can give you a decent living and stick to it. You can listen to others for advice and pointers, but someone else will not know what’s best for you, you will only know.

An idea that you can take from me is to write a list of goals you would like to complete by the end of the year. At the beginning of the year (January 1), instead of making “New Year Resolutions,” write that list, (it can be long or short) and don’t look at it everyday. Put it away safely where you can remember where it’s at and whenever you complete a goal, highlight or cross it off the list, showing that it’s completed.

The feeling after completing one of your goals on the list is incredible, you feel the sense of achievement. And at least with this list, you have a deadline to complete it, but you have enough time to get the task completed also. If you don’t complete anything from the list, don’t get discouraged, just add it to the following year’s list and continue the cycle.

With this, you are not falling into anyone’s expectations or life’s expectations, you’re falling into your own expectations. Hope this little motivational piece helped any of my readers in any way.


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