Have you been in a place of discontent? Do you some times think that you are missing something? Are you frustrated that you are somewhat not manifesting your full potential? Do you wish that you were in better control of your life?
I am, all the above.
When I was in school, all I wanted was to be successful. That meant a highflying job with a fat salary and flashy car. In my twenties I worked for it and chased success thinking that it is all that mattered. By my early thirties I was made Chief Operating Officer in a public listed company with offices in Houston, London, Shanghai, Bangkok and Malaysia. I was jet setting and seemingly successful, by the world’s standard.
Yet something wasn’t quite so right. I was restless and empty. Somehow success this way does not equal to happy or fulfilment. I climbed a tall ladder and later found that it is not leaning on the right wall. I lost my passion for the job. Depression loomed over me. My marriage suffered and we were not happy.
I was wondering in a metaphorical wilderness for a few years before I decided to reset and restart. I took some time out to fix things and find balance in my disoriented mind.
But I do not want to get back to another corporate job for the sake of employment. I do not want to make the same mistake again. In order to find true success, I suspect I must first understand what is it that I seek for. What is success to me? What sparks joy and what makes my heart sing.
So that brings us to now. I am embarking on a journey to discover myself and I must first to admit that I am still a work in progress. This site, aspiremore.com is my sandbox to experiment, learn and journal my ideas and findings on happiness and success (a big ambiguous word). I invite you to join me in this quest towards living a life that is perhaps more meaningful. More health, more time, more money and maybe even more love. It won’t be all bed of roses but we can certainly aspire for more!