"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value" –Albert Einstein
Life is constantly changing and we are always being brought more opportunities, more challenges and more chances to love with an open heart and mind. Goals that were important to you last year this time, may have little value or significance now, regardless of whether you achieved them or not.
Success is not frozen in time but is continually evolving, just as your goals and aspirations are changing with each year that passes by. At the age of 20 it may be an important goal to back- pack around Europe or Central America for 2 weeks, whereas someone in their late 60's may prefer to set a goal of going on a transatlantic cruise during the summer. Each one of us is changing and maturing and each phase of life needs to be met with a fresh attitude and open mind. It is important to remember that success is not static.
How long does it stay a success? Often we are so eager to move onto our next goal that we do not allow ourselves to fully indulge our senses in the new car, the newly remodeled kitchen or the job promotion. Take time to value life and all it's blessings for soon the success will pass and a new cycle of opportunities, challenges and blessings will be presented to you.
Roz Savage who became the first woman to row solo across the Pacific Ocean said in an interview ‘I accepted that mistakes are a fact of life, an inevitable consequence of being adventurous and trying new things. I realized that it matters less whether something is a success or a failure, and matters more what I learned from the experience." Well said, Roz!