“Success is a journey not a destination.”
There are many issues with the day and age we live in. There is a constant need for instant gratification. Instant. Believe it or not, this is by design. There are hundreds of thousands of people whose sole job is to give you hits of dopamine all day. Look at the things we have on our phone. The advertisements you are bombarded with every day. The amount of devices that we have where the sole purpose of the device is to grab your attention.
Enjoy The Process
Focus on understanding the end goal and what needs to be done to get there. Most successful people, who are self made, have loved the process of getting there. Many times, we get so caught up in the end goal, that we forget to enjoy the process of getting there. We get too caught up in the day in and day out. Don’t forget to take a step back and enjoy what is unfolding.
You have one shot at life. You can choose to be miserable, or you can choose to reflect. Don’t be overly consumed with the end goal. If you aren’t enjoying the process to get to the end goal, you won’t be satisfied. The main problem in our society is the Digital Age we live in.
The Issue With The Digital Age
The largest issue we have is machine learning and the digital age. Algorithms are getting more and more intelligent to show you exactly what you want to see. If you google search something on your phone, there is a good chance you will see an advertisement for that very thing while scrolling social media. This has started to create a culture where people are used to instant gratification. We are being trained to make impulse decisions. In seconds.
The Issue With Social Media
The next major problem we have are the influencers of our generation. You have the people like Gary V. who are very much about work ethic and empathy and patience. Then you have the flip side where individuals show off their material things to get your attention. As you can see, I am not biased one way or the other 😉
What Is Important to Not Lose Sight Of
Don’t let social media fool you. Don’t let the flashy things people advertise fool you. Successful people are the product of one of two things. Busting their ass or being born into wealth. Understand how to see the difference.
The greatest example of someone who is self made and big in the social media world is Gary Vaynerchuk. There is one problem with Gary V. though. It isn’t fault of his own. He even talks about it all the time. Patience, hard work, and empathy. Gary continues giving the same advice to many of the individuals he speaks with every day.
- Enjoy the process, trust the process
- Success will only be worth reaching if you are enjoying every minute of getting there.
- Don’t be tricked by the Digital Age. Instant gratification is not the goal. Long term happiness with what you are doing is the goal.