Where on my lists to success does it say thankyou?
Do you make lists? what are they made up of ?
Go ahead have a think, what is the first thing that comes to mind?
Must update Facebook page!
must email this person for business related purposes
must update website
must learn lines
must keep writing lists about all the things I need to do for myself !
am I right?
annnnd. ... you say?
well can I now ask you this!
Were on those lists does it is say ..
must call mum and dad to say I love them and thank them for everything
must call the people in my life that I love to say Hi, and not because we feel we have to, but because we want to .
must stop for a Miniute and take time to find balance in my life and make some time for everyone else in it.
must take a moment to remember how I got so busy and why? who were the people who helped me get here. Have I thanked them today, made time for them today, have I done something for those people today?
my guess is maybe not, ?
Please don't get me wrong, busy is good,its GREAT achieving and creating is wonderful and thats what we want, but we must be careful not to get so caught up in our own bubble that we forget how that bubble was actually created and who has been there for us to help make our dreams or goals come true.
Is there something in you life at the moment that is taking up a lot of your time?
I think its safe to say that we are all someone who is working towards our goals or perhaps striving towards our dream, but when was the last time whilst you were writing those lists did you really think about where you are presently in your life, the people who without them you wouldn't probably have those lists, and probably wouldn't be were you are now, achieving what you are achieving.
Have you thought about doing something for them today?
Perhaps your someone who hasn't had any help or guidance at all, you have done everything for yourself, firstly well Done, but can I ask you who was on your list today?
It doesn't matter who we are or what we do with our lives sometimes we get so caught up in our own world that we forgot that this life isn't all about us and our success. If there's one thing I have learnt within my Profession its to never get to far ahead of yourself. We are all striving to achieve wonderful things in our lives that sometimes it can be easy to forget about the people around us, "which in some cases are the ones that actually got us to were we are". These are generally the people that love us the most, believe in us like no one else, have encouraged us to keep going and would be there for us whenever we needed them. Yes they are our family and our friends.
Staying grounded is something we need to remember and remind ourselves about, there is and never will be anyone above you or below you, we are just striving towards different things thats all. I once made a promise to my family and friends that however successful I became within my profession I would never let it become me.
Working in the entertainment industry cansometimes try cast a spell of bullshit over you were you can find yourself in a trap thinking that you are some kind of super human who is better the the average Jo in the world. I am very fortunate to have only worked and I continue to work with now friends within my profession who have managed to duck from that spell and Iam a better person for knowing them all. (So to all of you, thankyou) Regardless of the industry we are in, "believing " the our own success makes it ok forget about the importance of others is very unhealthy an damaging. Success takes time and patience and we must try to make sure its coming from the right place, and not a need to be seen as the best ,or as a competition to be the best.
Competitiveness is a disease - Needing to be the best and always feeling the need to be one above everyone else.
It can be easy to get caught up in our own lives and forget about these things sometimes because of whats happening within our own world. So maybe the next time your writing one of your to do lists, it might be nice to just take a moment and think about the special people in your life and perhaps ask yourself what else you could add to that list because although the thought of becoming successful is exciting and motivating, taking the time to give back in anyway shape or form is so much more satisfying and rewarding.
Family and friends are what we all need in our lives and without them what are we!
Always remember were you started, and how you started.
I wish you all the success in the world and may all your dreams come true!
love H O P E xx