Want to know one of the best kept secrets?
Here it is…
If You Want Success: Stop Chasing It.
It’s not running away from you. So, why is there this trend to connect the act of “chasing” to things like dreams, success and change?
Breakin’ It Down
First, let’s break down what “chasing” means…that something or someone is running away from you, like maybe your new puppy. Dreams, success and change don’t run anywhere, they’re intangible. Besides, “chasing after” something never guarantees a successful outcome.
Still, there’s this romantic metaphysical illusion we conjure up when we think about chasing something our soul desires. It makes us sound like we’re busy on some meaningful quest to better our lives. Advertising agencies have tapped into this angle to sell us all kinds of stuff from cars to health supplements. Well friends, I call bullshit! Don’t buy it.
Stop with the harsh truth, is there a fairy tale version?
The things most of us want in life don’t involve a chase. They involve having the guts to do hard work, thoughtful planning, some trial and error, sweat equity, persistence and fearless determination. Time tested factors still essential to blazing your trail and getting to that exalted pot o’ gold at the end of the rainbow. There it is.
So, don’t let yourself get suckered into believing that “chasing after” something is some relevant social or spiritual means to validate achieving what you want. You might find all you’re doing is chasing after your own tail.