In my last post I wrote on the subject ‘success vs significance’. Since then I have been re-evaluating, planning and preparing for the projects I have in the pipeline for this year. However I found that even with the goal of being significant and successful in my mind, I had to keep reminding myself of my grounding principles, morals and desired outcomes beyond the two SS’s. It seems like there are so many thoughts and dreams to juggle all at once if I am to live a full and purpose filled life. For some that may seem daunting but for me it is such an exciting challenge. I for one could not stand waking up just to exist everyday.
So…what are your specific aims for this year: do you want to invest in young people’s lives by joining a mentoring scheme? Write a book? Lose weight? I know it might seem like a lot of motivational jargon but this ‘stuff’ is real and helps you to set specific, measurable targets that you can look back and evaluate yourself on next year. To simply want to be successful and significant is not enough – it is too vague and will keep you running in circles and dashing after every seemingly ‘good’ opportunity.
There is one song in particular that keeps me inspired at the moment. It is the remix of Drake’s ‘Headlines’ by the absolutely inspiring and conscious musician Chuka Royalty. Listen and dream big!