We try so hard to accomplish so much in this life, but there are only a handful of us who succeed. What is success though? Some define it as riches, major achievements, power, or all of the above. Some would say success is just being able to wake up each day and make it to work. Some say that success is knowing exactly where you're going and having an entire plan 'mapped out'.
I find myself often questioning what it is I'm really doing. I question it more that you know. My mind is never at rest. I'm not sure what to blame that on. Anxiety? Lack of confidence? Fear of failure? Maybe all of them. I admit, that I don't know what I'm doing. All I truly know is that I have a roof over my head, food to eat, and am surrounded with a lot of love from family and friends. I can say that up to this point, I have been able to accomplish some of the things that I have always dreamed of. I can also say that I will continue to pursue those things that make me happy as well as try to achieve new ones.
My mind is a whirlwind from time to time, and I just have to try and take a deep breath and listen. The answers and other options are always there if we take the time to listen. It's hard for me to not tell myself sometimes that I've failed. However, try not to think of it as failure, just look at it as another step along the greater path. Things do happen for a reason. Sometimes we don't like the reason at the time, but are thankful when the positive comes to light. Then we are thankful. We should try and be thankful the moment things change and not wait to see if things get better or worse. Be thankful for every waking minute that you draw breath.
Take some time out of your day and get away from everyone. Go outside and find a place to sit. Listen.