Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and so is success.
Pushing hard to get the next big win at the expense of never being satisfied is a sure way to burnout, disappointment and despair.
A friend of mine started a new business online at the beginning of the pandemic. A bold but timely move as the idea had been dormant for a while and that was as good a time as any to get started.
Sure he had big goals but what impressed me the most as I observed his progress, was his ability to celebrate the smallest of wins.
His first few subscribers, his first few paying customers, his first successful launch.
He had put hundreds of hours and many months of effort into building his business with an initial return of just a few thousand dollars and was super excited about it.
Why, because he understood that everyone starts at zero but now he had a benchmark to build on. One turns into two, two into four, four into eight…
It was just inspiring to watch his growth with a smile on his face and a skip in his step.
Remember to stop and smell the daisies along the path you travel.