Small Business Owners Should Enjoy the Journey

In Chérie Carter-Scott’s very special book, If Life Is A Game, These Are The Rules, I found this quote from Robert C. Savage, “The richest person is the one who is contented with what he has.” I like that statement, but can see how it would trouble those who are goal oriented.

It's important to have goals. But if you are goal oriented, that almost precludes being contented with what you have, doesn't it? So how do you reconcile Mr. Savage's sage observation with being goal oriented? I think you do it by recognizing success in many aspects of your life.

"I want to grow my company to $3 million in sales within three years." Good for you. But while you're reaching for that next rung, are you recognizing that there are some pretty cool things to be apreciated about the rung you are on? Don't forget that just creating an organization that can realistically plan for such a goal is a pretty darn good success story.


Are you enjoying your current success, or has your impatience made you miss that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity? Don't be so anxious to reach the finish line. Remember, the operative word in that phrase is "finish. 



Life is short. Enjoy the whoe trip, including all of the stops.