I Saw A Family Walking Down The Beach And What I Realized About Success Changed Everything…
For the past week I was on vacation, I went to the beach for the first time in 10 years… A long time I know. While I was there I wanted to totally separate myself from the computer and business for just a little bit to clear my mind and relax for just a little bit. For all those entrepreneurs out there, you know this is easier said than done! I was constantly checking in on my clients, making calls and everything else almost the entire trip!
Not only that, I was stressed because the day I left was the same day one of my clients had their first product launch ever, something we were working on for the past month or so.
My mind was occupied for most of the trip, but I still managed to get away at some points and forget that I worked on the computer and had any type of responsibilities what so ever.
While I was there though, I was sitting on the balcony, (we were on the 9th or 10th floor, and it was ocean front so I could sit out and look at the beach) it was about 7am or so and I seen this family walking down the beach. There was a dad, 2 boys, the mom and their daughter who was real young probably 5 or 6.
The dad and the boys were about 20 ft ahead of the mom and the daughter as they were walking and every so often the daughter would run and try and catch up with her dad and brothers but then she would stop half way, turn around and look at her mom and wait for her to catch up.
She did this about a dozen times before I couldn’t see them anymore but I kept seeing that she was looking back for permission from her mom to run forward and go be with her dad. I started thinking about this and how this same scenario is almost identical to those who want success in life and business.
So many people that I work with are looking for some sort of permission to be successful, someone to tell them that it’s okay to be successful, to work hard and to live a life you’ve always wanted. Someone to tell them that they are an expert in their field, they have the right to sell the information and knowledge that they hold, to make money without a job.
And the truth is… you don’t need it, and no one is going to give you permission to be successful. The only person responsible for your life is YOU. Plain and simple, no matter what hand you were dealt, it’s up to you to make the best out of it.
For the longest time I struggled with this same situation, I was looking at everyone around me wanting them to tell me to “Go be successful” all the time. And the truth was, the only person I needed to get permission from was myself.
Don’t let yourself hold you back from what you really want out of life! Go make it happen!
JUST A FEW PICS FROM THE TRIP!