In my view, success is freedom.
Freedom defined as having the ability to choose life on your own terms.
Not just at the weekends or whilst on holiday, but every single day.
The opposite of success is settling. Settling is when you give up on your dreams.
You decide they are unrealistic or unachievable and so you make do and try to become happy with what you have.
Settling can creep up on you and before you realise it, you’ve lowered your expectations and accepted the hand you’ve been dealt.
Settling may lead to regret. Happiness is found in striving for audacious goals with like minded people, not in settling.
Don’t give up on your dreams. Never accept mediocrity.
It’s never too late in life to up your expectations. It’s always possible and it’s definitely worth it.
There’s no view, like the view from the top when you achieve your goals.
Also published on Medium.