Happy new week to y’all. It’s getting better by the days to say the least but hey, I’m still standing and I hope you are too.
I was just thinking this morning on where I am compared to where I used to be and where I want to be. I was speaking with a colleague earlier in the week about these things and she asked me a question – “how do you measure success?”
People often say you might not be where you want to be but you are not where you used to be. For this reason, you should be thankful. Hmm, maybe but even Peter said in the Bible, new babes desire milk so they may grow. Growth and change is a fundamental milestone which should be consistent in our lives except there’s some sort of disturbance coursing retardation in our lives. So, the fact that you were not where you used to be isn’t so much of a testimony, if I may say without sounding like the enemy, but what you are doing now to get to where you want to be is the question worth reviewing on the daily.
I remember when I just completed my NYSC, a lot of people in interviews and assessment asked me where I see myself in the next 5 years. Although a lot of employers didn’t like the fact that I said I wanted to be my own boss in the next 5years, running my own business but it was the truth. I had dreams of writing, of directing and, of fashion styling. I thought it would be a piece of cake considering at age 22, I had published and lunched a book, made my first million. By 2005, I was on the cover of Guardian Lifestyle Magazine. I thought I would ride on that and be my own boss sooner than 5years after NYSC. But I got married, took a break, had two kids, took a paid job which wasn’t regular since I had to move a lot in such short time. So you can see why if I say, although I’m not where I want to be, I’m not where I used to be isn’t a favorite for me. I love my family, no doubt but I still have these dreams and I don’t know where to pick up the pieces now. There are too many distractions with the family, at work and it’s not looking as easy as I once was sure it was.
Ask me now where I want to be in the next 5years. By God’s intervention, I hope to be where I had always dreamed I will be and I will be mindful to take it one day at a time.
Are you still chasing your dreams or living yours? Share your story and let’s encourage each other.
Have a fulfilled week.