This past weekend I met an old colleague of mine, who have recently retired from the highest positions in the company we used to work together. I used to look up to him for his exceptional leadership skills and the fact that he could always find a solution to every situation that would make everyone happy (a superpower in my opinion).
After catching up on our news, i felt the need to tell him how much i admired him, and that I was always certain about the successful path his career would take.
His reply surprised me: "I spent 30 years of my life completely absorbed and committed to a job I thought i loved, trying to climb up the business ladder, drunk by the recognition of my circle, of the society. Not once did i wonder whether all these made me really happy. I was so busy chaising the man ahead of me. And at the finish line, when i retired, there was nothing there to complete me". The conversation didn't end there but it made me think this:
STOP COMPAIRING YOURSELF TO OTHERS!
While trying to compete with others you will lose yourself. You will lose the chance to explore your inner needs and wants. You will lose the chance to reach your very own highest potential.
Are you willing to make this sacrifice? Are you willing to lose the opportunity to achieve your own dreams, because you had no time left from trying to achieve other people's dreams?
THINK AGAIN! Time flies and you will be retiring soon, wondering about what you could have become, what you could have accomplished, how you could have lived...
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Stelios specializes in coaching you through your personal and professional lives. After many years of experience in many fields, as an employee, as a manager, as an entrepreneur, and involvement in many sports including athletics, basketball, volleyball and muai thai, he became a professional coach in his quest to find a way to help people. He considers his love for life and people to be his niche. His vision is to make the world a better place through helping people achieve their full potential and achieve extraordinary results"