How often are we constantly beating ourselves up over an idealistic life that we think we currently do not have?

The pursuit of success and happiness is something that can often define us. I find that the correlation with these two are aligned by inches or apart by miles. We can be so caught up with the chase or the daily grind. Wherever we are in our lives, the need for reflection and homework is instrumental in ensuring that we have alignment with the two. I often say,” If you want to be happy, be happy. Stop chasing success. The truth is– if you really thought about where you are today, and where you started, I think you’ll find that you are already successful in your own right.”

I have spent the majority of my life fighting (literally) with a mission to change the narrative to which I was subjected to. I wanted to be better for my family and myself.

As I reflect back on that chapter of my life, I realize how instrumental that time was for me. I look at where I am today, and wonder, “Am I alright?” I have several jobs within the health and wellness space. I love what I do as a performance coach, manager, teammate and teacher. I have healthy relationships in a world that can be very toxic and negative. I live in Manhattan and walk to work. I am in touch with my faith. Many would think…I should feel as if I have arrived.

The questions I ask are ones that I think you can relate to– Why am I constantly sprinting? Will I actually find fulfillment once I have arrived? I know these questions are often over looked. We need to stop answering the wrong questions and start asking the right ones.