It’s really hard to break free from your past definitions of success. I’ve met a lot of unhappy people who are doing exactly what they used to want to do. The problem is, we change. If you shackle yourself to the form of success envisioned by your past self, you’re a slave to a person that doesn’t even exist.
I’ve written before about how it’s good to be a failure when you’re failing at a past goal.
It can also be constraining to attempt future growth based on the models of past growth.
Check out the short video below. What things do you and your past self disagree on?