Sometimes, you have to look at your life and say, “Yes. This is enough.”

I’m a girl who likes her goals. Trust me. I used to write them all on a big list on my bedroom wall and cross them off one by one as I finished them. Today, I’m a little less anal about tracking my goals, but I still have a pretty long list and I always encourage others to make their lists too.

And yet…and yet…

I think my life, right now, is enough.

I have my goals. I have my projects. But when someone asks what I’m doing next, I say, “This.” I don’t need a next project or a next client or a next anything. What I really need is to slow down and enjoy now.

Maybe it’s an American thing? That feeling to need to be better. As though having a bunch of new goals somehow makes you a better, happier person. Well, it’s okay to look around and realize that you’re pretty darn happy right now. I mean, be honest with yourself. If you hate going to work every day, dislike your boss, and can’t stand your co-workers, you probably do need to be asking yourself what’s next in your career. But it’s also okay to say that you love your current job and you hope to be in it for a long time - yes, even if you’re a janitor or a bus driver or a waitress. You don’t have to hold yourself up to others’ standards. You don’t have to be better. You’re already pretty darn awesome if you love what you’re doing.

Ask yourself this: when is enough enough? When do you have enough money? When do you have enough social status? When is your career enough? Maybe that time is right now.

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