Looking back at all my accomplishments, I am grateful that I had the chance to pursue them. However, I have to admit that success feels temporary. I suppose the only way to combat this feeling is the notion that “it’s not about the destination, but the journey”. However, I feel like that’s not accurate. After I’ve achieved a goal, I don’t look at the path with wonder. I look at the goal and turn my head to the next goal. How do I go from here to over there?
Ultimately, I know it boils down to the age old question of “why are we here” or, more specifically, why am I here? The best I’ve been able to do is to use the following guidelines:
- How can I best serve the most people? (or make an extreme difference in a few lives)
- Is there a way I can serve people that I am excited about?
- What is my competitive advantage or unique attributes to serving others?
The best I can see it’s about growth. A plant can grow so far, but if it helps other plants grow… that’s much more greenery. If life is about growing, then it has to be about serving others. If it’s about serving others, then it has to be about being able to maintain the most possible good for the longest time.
I hope that the choices that I’ve made will help towards that. I am looking into switching from project management to building my own business. I’ve weighed both options and I am leaning towards building a business as the most good. That being said, time will tell. I could find out that all the work I’ve put in is quickly destroyed because of an error or mistake. If that happens, I’ll need to reverse course quickly.