Very often we all get so caught up in succeeding we forget that we may have already succeeded just by doing what we’re doing. When I launched my illustration business many thought I had succeeded just because I took that leap to do what I wanted. They thought I was successful already. So it is important to look at what you’re doing on a regular basis and enjoy the process so you feel you have achieved that success. As a former truck driver I spent many days waking up at 2 or 3 am in the morning. I treasure my mornings now and take long walks by the lake because that’s what I wasn’t able to do before. When people ask if I enjoy my job, I tell them how can I not, I meet nice people (most of the time) I draw funny faces of people and make good money, what’s not to like.
The other day I had an event on an area of Muskoka that is well known for the rich and famous. A few other performers and I were taken by boat to an island where we entertained in a beautiful barn. So enjoy the perks of your job, maybe you get to do really cool things that many of us would pay to do. Maybe it’s the simple things of just being in charge of your own schedule, or booking vacation time whenever you want. Take the time to enjoy the perks and you will already have achieved your success.
About the Author
Bruce Outridge is an illustrator and cartoonist, and business/leadership consultant from Canada. More information can be found on his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com