When most people set out to achieve new goals, they ask, “Okay, I have my goal; now what do I need to do to get it?” It’s not a bad question, but it’s not the first question that needs to be addressed either. The question we should be asking ourselves is: “Who do I need to become?” You probably know some people who seem to do all the right things, but still don’t produce the results they want, right? Why not? One thing Jim Rohn taught me is: “if you want to have more, you have to become more. Success is not something you pursue. What you pursue will elude you; it can be like trying to chase butterflies. Success is something you attract by the person you become.”Darren Hardy’s Compound Effect
Does that make sense? Personality, character, key attributes, attitudes, philosophies about live, etc.
When I had first moved here to Thailand, I didn’t once ask myself what “success” meant. I was just a drifter, hoping Thailand would steer me in the right direction (and it absolutely did). This isn’t something they teach in any shape or form in schools, universities, or any other scholastic division.
Some people love to reach out for success, and once they achieve the materialistic things they want, they’re still not content. Why? It’s about the process. It’s about who you become. It’s about about the journey. Chasing success is like chasing butterflies, like Jim Rohn has said. You’re never going to grab hold of it…but it’s more about the process.
When I first came here to Thailand, my skills were limited. I didn’t know about the “more you learn, the more you earn” slogan. I was oblivious to how everything worked in this country. Yes, there were and still are plenty of reasons why I don’t get jobs here (but I no longer look for jobs; they look for me), but when I started learning a variety of subjects and test preparation courses, the larger of a success I would become.
So, who do you have to become in your field of endeavor?