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redefining success

14 July 2013

flying above a storm at sunset

As a child I dreamed success would be when I was rich and working in a professional job where I wore suits. As a teenager I learned success through hard work and self-motivation was very rewarding and fulfilling. As a university student I discovered my childhood definition of success wasn’t enough to make me do something that didn’t make me happy. As an achiever ranked top 5 in the world I realised that I was so focused on external accolades that I forgot to nurture self-esteem from within about who I am and not just what I do. As a manager and public speaker I learned a title is just that and one can’t be solely defined by them, even when they are impressive. As a woman, daughter and wife, I’ve come to see some of my greatest successes are that I’m positive in the face of losing my vision, love deeply, laugh easily, am a good person, have simple needs, am living with contentment, am resilient, a woman of my word, care for and make people happy. I am the sum of all these achievements and I’m mighty proud and enriched for them. I really like where my life journey has brought me to today and the future excites me for further personal growth.

What are your successes and changing definitions of such? Let’s celebrate yours too.

4 Responses
  1. July 14, 2013

    Love it; love ‘I am the sum of all these achievements’. Thank you for the positivity!

  2. July 15, 2013

    great, gorgeous photo :)

  3. July 18, 2013

    I love this. I think my successes would be along the same line as yours – I’m kind, I’m true, and I’m real. My job does not define me, but who I am as a person does.

    x Jasmine

  4. July 22, 2013

    Thought provoking this! I have integrity, try to be kind, and don’t bear a grudge. I am loving and loved, creative, and grateful, so grateful.
    Thank you for this lovely post.

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