This few weeks I had the opportunity to meet some wonderful people adding new names to my friend list. When my friend invited me for a simple gathering of a sharing by a successful freelancer, I was unable to come at first but lucky enough they managed to change venue that held nearby to where I stay. I wouldn’t miss a chance of any opportunity listening to others’ success.
How successful are they? You might be thinking successfully ‘rich’. Well it depends on how you measure success. Success is not only of someone attain of wealth, position or honors. I consider success as a process of learning, failing and not giving up. Achieving certain goals or dreams is considered a success.
Back to my freelancer friend Ian, he has been traveling around for two years now and he only do job through online called elance. He succeeds his dream to travel around the world, learn other languages and tested different types of cuisine. I am not sure how much he earns though, he travel by bus in every country he goes and probably get motorcycle lift from strangers. His dream is to travel around the world and he made it, he succeeded! He have continue project online where he generated his income. What else he wants now? He mentioned that he is happy and appreciated what he has but his next goal is to be more spiritual.
So if we focus on our dreams and set aside about money, we will succeed. Isn’t life beautiful?